September 2004

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#Father Russia

Father and Son has been called autobiographical, homoerotic and 'sunny', but director Sokurov denies all. Julian Graffy looks into a deep Russian mystery.

#The Best Music In Film

This month Sight & Sound ran a series of special features celebrating the relationship between cinema and music. We invited film-makers and musicians from across the world to reflect on this subject by inviting them to respond to three questions about music and the movies. Their responses formed the centrepiece of our coverage. Here we publish their remarks in all their unedited glory.

Edinburgh 2004

The Motorcycle Diaries charts the future Che Guevara's South American road trip. Nick James talks to director Walter Salles. Plus Jim Jarmusch's Coffee & Cigarettes; The Hamburg Cell; Valerio Zurlini retrospective.

Oedipus Rocks

Metallica: Some Kind of Monster mixes heavy metal and therapy to startling effect. Nick Roddick joins the bad-boy band at the premiere party.

Suspicious Minds

Memories of Murder's account of an unsolved real-life serial-killer case provides a good way for UK audiences to explore Korean cinema. Tony Rayns talks to director Bong Joon-Ho.

Selected reviews

#Film of the Month: Hellboy

A film of Hellboy comic has more than its share of fights and monsters. But it brings the character to life with a big red heart, says Kim Newman.

Reviews in this issue:

  • Ae Fond Kiss...
  • AfterLife
  • The Alamo
  • Blueberry
  • Control Room
  • Deewar
  • Fahrenheit 9/11
  • Fear and Trembling
  • Garfield
  • Gozu
  • Film of the Month: Hellboy
  • Highwaymen
  • Internal Affairs II
  • King Arthur
  • The Motorcycle Diaries
  • My Architect
  • My House in Umbria
  • New York Minute
  • Phone
  • Ping Pong
  • Saved!
  • Spartan
  • Spider-Man 2
  • The Stepford Wives
  • A Tale of Two Sisters
  • The Terminal
  • 13 Going On 30
  • Trauma
  • Two Brothers
  • The Young Black Stallion
Last Updated: 20 Dec 2011