October 2002

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#Drive, He Said

In filming 10 Abbas Kiarostami quit the set and renounced direction altogether. His elusive portrait of women in present-day Tehran got under Geoff Andrew's skin.

#Reasons To Be Cheerful

Is 2002 the year when British cinema stopped trying so hard to please? Ryan Gilbey celebrates a crop of abrasive new films by Ken Loach, Mike Leigh and their heirs.

That Shrinking Feeling

The Winding down of FilmFour has sent shockwaves through the UK industry. Geoffrey Macnab looks back oyer the last five years and claims that the future may not be as bleak as it seems

Escape Artist

Lynne Ramsay's Morvem Callar mixes arthouse cool With the buzz of rave culture and female friendship. Linda Ruth Williams hails the hottest film this year


With My Little Eye the webcast-from- hell genre hits the mainstream; Kim Newman assesses a potent brew of violence and voyeurism. Plus James Bell talks to music producer Flood about reinventing the horror soundscape

Selected reviews

#Film of the Month: Donnie Darko

With its uncanny atmosphere and its intricate web of secretly connected details, Donnie Darko is a cult movie in the making. By Leslie Felperin

Reviews in this issue:

  • 10
  • All about Lily Chou-Chou
  • Bunker, The
  • Christie Malry's Own Double Entry
  • Film of the Month: Donnie Darko
  • Frailty
  • Guru, The
  • Lilo & Stitch
  • Ma femme est une actrice
  • Minor Mishaps
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding
  • My Kingdom
  • My Little Eye
  • New Guy, The
  • Road to Perdition
  • Rookie, The
  • Signs
  • Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams
  • Super Troopers
  • Sweet Sixteen
  • Sweetest Thing, The
  • Swimf@n
  • Trespasser, The
  • Van Wilder Party Liaison
  • Villa des Roses
Last Updated: 20 Dec 2011