November 2003

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#Moving At The Speed Of Emotion

Martin Scorsese rates Thorold Dickinson's Gaslight as superior to George Cukor's lavish remake. He tells Philip Horne about Britain's unluckiest film-maker.

#Sex And Self-danger

Jane Campion's In the Cut a steamy New York tale of female masochism, shows following your instincts is safer than doing what your mother told you, says Graham Fuller.

Play Madigan For Me

Clint Eastwood has returned to pre-Dirty Harry days to make a crime film that matches the best of his Westerns. Adrian Wootton dissects the moral universe of Mystic River.

Luck Of The Drawn Blade

In Zatoichi Kitano Takeshi has reinvented Japan's most popular 1960s film hero. He tells Tony Rayns why he added a male geisha and a tap-dancing finale to the mix.

Other Features This Issue

Jane Campion tells Lizzie Francke about screen sex where the woman stays on top. Ben Walters on S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine, Nick James on The Decay of Fiction and the Sight & Sound LFF top ten.

Selected reviews

#Film of the Month: Intolerable Cruelty

The Coens' Intolerable Cruelty may become their most popular movie yet, but it offers little to fans of their subversive imagination, says Ben Walters.

Reviews in this issue:

  • Bad Boys II
  • Blackball
  • El Bonaerense
  • The Boy David Story
  • Bright Young Things
  • Bugs!
  • Calendar Girls
  • Citizen Verdict
  • Comandante
  • Crimson Gold
  • Down with Love
  • Emotional Backgammon
  • Finding Nemo
  • Freddy vs. Jason
  • Gigli
  • The Hard Word
  • Hollywood Homicide
  • Film of the Month: Intolerable Cruelty
  • It Runs in the Family
  • Kirikou and the Sorceress
  • The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
  • The Lizzie McGuire Movie
  • Long Way Home
  • Matchstick Men
  • Ned Kelly
  • 9 Dead Gay Guys
  • Okay
  • Once upon a Time in Mexico
  • The Order
  • Party Monster
  • Spellbound
  • This Is Not a Love Song
  • Time of the Wolf
  • Waiting for Happiness
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