February 2003

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#California Sweet

Paul Thomas Anderson's Punch-drunk Love has failed to attract the acclaim of Boogie Nights or Magnolia. David Thomson thinks he might know what the director's up to

#Day In The Life

David Hare and Stephen Daldry's The Hours takes sexual politics and Virginia Woolf into the mainstream. Sheila Johnston talks to the creative team behind its production.

A Good Place To Die

A young Mexican's debut feature tackles love, death, redemption and cross-generational sex with skill and sensitivity. Demetrios Matheou talks to Carlos Reygadas about JapĆ³n.

Future Soul

Solaris may be just Steven Soderbergh trying his hand at another genre, but its elegance still dazzles, says Jonathan Romney. Plus Graham Petrie and Vida Johnson revisit the 197OS USSR and the world of Tarkovsky's original.

Horror Movie

Is Irreversible a juvenile bid to gain attention or an illuminating take on the rape-revenge movie? Nick James and Mark Kermode argue the toss.

Selected reviews

#Film of the Month: 8 Mile

8 Mile replaces Eminem's trademark rage with tenderness. Ryan Gilbey asks if it's a step too far.

Reviews in this issue:

  • The Banger Sisters
  • Barbershop
  • Catch Me If You Can
  • Chicago
  • Film of the Month: 8 Mile
  • Gangs of New York
  • Hey Arnold! The Movie
  • I Spy
  • Joe Somebody
  • Live Forever
  • The Lord of the Rings The Two Towers
  • Love Liza
  • Mad Dogs
  • The Man without a Past
  • The Master of Disguise
  • Narc
  • Perfume de violetas
  • The Pianist
  • Punch-drunk Love
  • Real Women Have Curves
  • Revengers Tragedy
  • Star Trek Nemesis
  • Take Care of My Cat
  • Treasure Planet
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