September 2002

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#The Ten Best Movies Of All Time

And the winner is... the results of Sight & Sound's 2002 international Critics' and Directors' Polls

#Nul Britannia

It's stiff upper lips all round as British films fail in the Critics' Poll. Nick James wonders whether realism has ruined their chances

Cool Measures

Under a new artistic director, the Edinburgh film festival has gone from strength to strength, says Nick James. S&S reviews three of its thoroughly arthouse pleasures

Pure Kamikaze

Aged 84, Ingmar Bergman is returning to film-making. In an exclusive interview he talks to Stig Björkman about the erotics of light and the patchy genius of Dogme

Anatomy of Melancholy

Sam Mendes has turned graphic novel Road to Perdition into a visual triumph in which Paul Newman and Tom Hanks give their best-ever performances. By Kevin Jackson

Elective Affinity

Secret Ballot uses a day in the life of a female election agent to debate the benefits of democracy to Iran. Director Babak Payami describes its surreal images to David Jays

Rules of the Game

Ian Christie analyses the findings and explains why polls should be taken more seriously. Plus 250 critics and directors cast their votes. Plus Cameron Crowe, Roger Corman, James Toback, Jonathan Glazer, Terence Davies and others on what the top ten mean to them

Selected reviews

#Film of the Month: Dog Days

The darkly comic Dog Days uncovers the seedy underside of suburban life in Vienna - and plays like arthouse Big Brother. By Richard Falcon

Reviews in this issue:

  • Austin Powers in Goldmember
  • Black Knight
  • Crocodile Hunter Collision Course, The
  • Devdas
  • Film of the Month: Dog Days
  • Eight Legged Freaks
  • Happy Times
  • Importance of Being Earnest, The
  • Insomnia
  • Lantana
  • Lovely & Amazing
  • Men in Black II
  • Once upon a Time in the Midlands
  • One Hour Photo
  • Reign of Fire
  • Scratch
  • Secret Ballot
  • Stuart Little
  • Talk to Her
  • The Bourne Identity
  • The King Is Dancing
  • Time of Favor
  • Tortilla Soup
  • Windtalkers
Last Updated: 20 Dec 2011