November 2002

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#Bouquet Of Barbed Wire

Coming on like a Hollywood tear-jerker, Rabbit-Proof Fence, the true story of three Aboriginal children who walked 1,200 miles home to escape a re-education centre, has been a difficult pill for Australia to swallow, argues Adrian Martin

#The Egos Have Landed

Jon Ronson makes 'faux-naïf' documentaries. Who better to write about Michael Moore's gun-law doc Bowling for Columbine, part of this year's doc-friendly Regus London Film Festival?

#Back To Reality

Ten to see at the Regus London Film Festival

#Subterranean Homesick Blues

Preview of the hard-hitting opening gala Dirty Pretty Things

On a Wing and a Prayer

The Venice film festival was under pressure to perform after its director was removed with just months to go. Nick James on new head Moritz de Hadeln's surprising success. Plus reviews of the highlights

Bond for Beginners

Nobody does it better, they say, but Once Were Warriors director Lee Tamahori relished his chance to add a new James Bond, Die Another Day, to the list. Edward Lawrenson visits the set and talks to Tamahori

Game Master

Avalon is a live-action computer game-based film like no other. Made by animation master Oshii Mamoru, its virtual world is an inspired vision of combat while its 'real' world is set in Poland. Tony Rayns talks to Oshii about his non-Japanese ideas

Selected reviews

#Film of the Month: Changing Lanes

Ryan Gilbey wonders if the politics of Changing Lanes are shift stick or unthinkingly automatic

Reviews in this issue:

  • All or Nothing
  • Asterix & Obelix Mission Cleopatra
  • Bowling for Columbine
  • Film of the Month: Changing Lanes
  • Clockstoppers
  • Club Le Monde
  • Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
  • Eye, The
  • Halloween Resurrection
  • High Crimes
  • K-r9 The Widowmaker
  • Kin
  • Laissez-passer
  • Morvern Callar
  • Pluto Nash
  • Possession
  • Powerpuff Girls, The
  • Rabbit-Proof Fence
  • S1møne
  • Slap Her, She's French!
  • Two Can Play That Game
  • Two Men Went to War
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