November 2001

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#Casualties Of War

Francis Ford Coppola abandoned rather than completed his masterpiece Apocalypse Now. Philip Horne surveys the additional scenes of humour, sex and politics in the director's longer new cut and asks, did less equal more?

#Dread Again

Nicole Kidman stars in a post-war Jersey ghost story with stylish echoes of Henry James. Nick James enters the haunted house of Alejandro Amenábar's The Others.

The Great Escape

This year's London Film Festival provides a welcome mix of searing world cinema and escapist fantasy. S&S visits Vienna in summer, the Chinese seaside in Winter, and finds Robert Altman at home at an English country-house party.


What can cinema offer in the wake of the terrorist attacks on New York? Peter Matthews finds redemption in Eureka, an epic Japanese road movie that sets out to discover a way of breaking the cycle of violence.

Anime Magic

Studio Ghibli is Japan's answer to Aardman Animations. Andrew Osmond samples a range of uplifting and disturbing fantasies that outsell Hollywood.

Urban Legends: Berlin

The divided city in the 70s was a hotbed of radical film-making that promoted workers' and women's rights and used David Bowie as an emblem of post-punk anti-glamour. By Richard Falcon.

Selected reviews

#Film of the Month: Éloge de l'amour

Why the new Godard will surprise the UK. By Keith Reader

Reviews in this issue:

  • America's Sweethearts
  • American Pie 2
  • Asoka
  • Atlantis The Lost Empire
  • Bloody Angels
  • Brothers, The
  • Deep End, The
  • Down from the Mountain
  • Film of the Month: Éloge de l'amour
  • Fast and the Furious, The
  • Jeepers Creepers
  • Large
  • Legally Blonde
  • Little Otik
  • Man Who Wasn't There, The
  • Mike Bassett England Manager
  • New Year's Day
  • Others, The
  • Piano Teacher, The
  • Scary Movie 2
  • Shiner
  • South West Nine
  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, The
  • Ville est tranquille, La
  • Wild about Harry
Last Updated: 20 Dec 2011