October 2004

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#It Happened One Night

Michael Mann's Collateral is an intense return to the crime genre that made his name, with a rare villainous role for Tom Cruise, moody night-time photography and set-piece shootouts to rival those in Heat. Mark Olsen introduces the film and talks to Mann about his love of LA, shooting on DV and getting what he wants.

#Come And See

With the release of the latest film by New Wave veteran Jacques Rivette, David Thomson returns to the warmth and openness of his past work - and discovers there signs of hope for cinema's future.

#Paint It Black

Mark Olsen talks to Mann about his love of LA, shooting on DV and getting what he wants.

Revenger's Tragedy

Violence, incest and revenge are given a metaphysical spin in Park Chan-Wook's Korean thriller Old Boy. But the film's look came from a haircut, he tells Liese Spencer.

Letter to Jane

Jane Fonda was a sex symbol and political icon as well as one of the finest actresses of her generation. But it was her on-screen insecurity that lent her characters their conviction, argues José Arroyo.

British Directors Special

Michael Winterbottom's films provide an uncompromising vision of the ways human beings relate to eacfh other. With the release of Code 46, Ryan Gilbey assesses the work of Britain's most reluctant auteur. Plus Shane Meadows, Gurinder Chadha and Pawel Pawlikowski talk to Sight & Sound about why they make movies in the UK.

Selected reviews

#Film of the Month: Switchblade Romance

A French slasher throwback, Switchblade Romance is deadly serious in giving its audience the pleasures of a damn good scare. By Mark Kermode.

Reviews in this issue:

  • Anchorman The Legend of Ron Burgundy
  • The Bourne Supremacy
  • Bride & Prejudice
  • Catwoman
  • The Chronicles of Riddick
  • Churhchill The Hollywood Years
  • A Cinderella Story
  • Code 46
  • Collateral
  • De-Lovely
  • Dead Man's Shoes
  • Dodgeball A True Underdog Story
  • Father and Son
  • Hero
  • I, Robot
  • Kontroll
  • Layer Cake
  • The Life and Death of Peter Sellers
  • Mambo Italiano
  • Metallica Some Kind of Monster
  • Open Water
  • Red Lights
  • She Hate Me
  • Stage Beauty
  • The Story of Marie and Julien
  • Super Size Me
  • Film of the Month: Switchblade Romance
  • The Village
  • Vodka Lemon
  • Wimbledon
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie Pyramid of Light
Last Updated: 20 Dec 2011