March 2002

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#Daddy Cool

Bully, Larry Clark's controversial follow-up to kids, focuses on a posse of bored, doped-up teen killers. But is the director more interested in his protagonists' young bodies than in their minds, asks James Mottram.

#Family Album

Wes Anderson's dysfunctional family saga The Royal Tenenbaums is even more audaciously eccentric than Rushmore. Jonathan Romney teases out the wealth of seductively contrived imagery that makes it such a magnificent oddity.

The Big Hurt

Michael Mann's portrait of Muhammad Ali focuses on political history and popular culture as well as boxing. But is his film The Greatest, asks Adrian Wootton.

Blood Meridian

Walter Salles' Behind the Sun transposes an Albanian blood-feud tale to the 1910 Brazilian badlands. The director describes its lusciously dramatic images to Nick James.


Last orders for 2001's roll of lost and lamented, plus tributes to Budd Boetticher and Burt Kennedy, Roy Boulting, Samuel Z. Arkoff and Jane Greer. Compiled by Bob Baker.

Selected reviews

#Film of the Month: Comédie de L'innocence

Paul Julian Smith on Raoul Ruiz's chilling tale of child doubles and mad mothers

Reviews in this issue:

  • Ali
  • Antanarjuat The Fast Runner
  • Bangkok: Dangerous
  • Beautiful Mind, A
  • Behind the Sun
  • Bloody Sunday
  • Bully
  • The Son's Room
  • Charlotte Gray
  • Film of the Month: Comédie de L'innocence
  • Domestic Disturbance
  • Evil Woman
  • Experiment, Das
  • From Hell
  • Late Marriage
  • Hearts in Atlantis
  • Just Visiting
  • Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham...
  • Metropolis
  • Mothman Prophecies, The
  • Muhammad Ali The Greatest
  • Ocean's Eleven
  • Shallow Hal
  • Shipping News, The
  • The Son's Room
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