January 2004

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#Deep Cover

Infernal Affairs is a smart and stylish Hong Kong movie about two moles on the verge of breakdown. But can it save an ailing film industry, asks Tony Rayns.

#No Sex Please We're American

William Friedkin, Paul Verhoeven and Brian De Palma talk to Linda Ruth Williams about the Bush-era American puritanism that's pushing sex out of the cinema.

Tokyo Drifters

Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation is an evocative and off-beat romantic comedy with an unusual moral twist, says Paul Julian Smith. Plus Mark Olsen talks to the director about writing and New York cool.

Undress Rehearsal

It's Paris, 1968, and three young film-lovers are caught up in sexual game-play in a Left Bank apartment. David Thompson gives the backdrop to Bertolucci's The Dreamers and Gilbert Adair describes the perils and pleasures of adaptation.

Books Special

Sight & Sound's quarterly round-up of the latest releases.

Selected reviews

#Film of the Month: Touching the Void

Touching the Void documents climber Joe Simpson's battle with pain and despair to escape death on a Peruvian mountain. By Richard Falcon.

Reviews in this issue:

  • Aileen life and Death of a Serial Killer
  • American Cousins
  • American Splendor
  • Blind Shaft
  • Bodysong
  • Brother Bear
  • Cremaster 5
  • The Cuckoo
  • Elf
  • Freaky Friday
  • Gasoline
  • Good Boy!
  • Holes
  • interMission
  • Interstella 5555
  • Kiss of Life
  • Kung Phooey!
  • Laurel Canyon
  • Lost in Translation
  • Master and Commander The Far Side of the World
  • The Matrix Revolutions
  • Miranda
  • My Life without Me
  • Out of Time
  • The Shape of Things
  • The Singing Detective
  • Spun
  • SWA.T.
  • Ten Minutes Older The Cello
  • Film of the Month: Touching the Void
  • Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself
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