March 2005

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#Lesser Spotted Fish And Other Stories...

Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou charts the problems of an autocratic, obsessive director. "It's not based on me," he promises Kevin Conroy Scott. Plus Ali Jaafar explores the underwater world of Anderson's muse Jacques Cousteau.

#Dark Passion

Voted 2004's best European film, Head-On explores Turkish-German cultural identity through the eyes of a girl who just wants to have fun. Asuman Suner reports.

Origins of the Agit Fop

Boomstick-toting Nick Broomfield has become a familiar sight in his own films. Jason Wood revisits the time when the documentary-maker stayed behind the camera.

Dangerous Intimacies

Actor Antonio Banderas has bridged the divide between Europe and America, and Latinos and Angles. And he's man enough for anyone, says Paul Julian Smith.


Andrei Tarkovsky is still regarded as a director with a gold-plated reputation - but what was the reaction to his films on their release? Nick James turns back the clock.


Sight & Sound mourns the passing of Carlo Di Palma, Marlon Brando, Ann Miller, Suraiya, Kamal El-Sheikh and Michael Relph, plus a host of others remembered by Bob Mastrangelo.

Selected reviews

#Film of the Month: Kinsey

Leslie Felperin asks whether a new biopic of Alfred Kinsey, pioneer of the sexual revolution, can rehabilitate its subject as a libidinous American hero.

#The Machinist

Ben Walters reviews Brad Anderson's latest feature.

#Tropical Malady

Roger Clarke reviews a work of outstanding originality and power.

Reviews in this issue:

  • 15
  • 5X2
  • Aliens of the Deep
  • Are We There Yet?
  • Assault on Precinct 13
  • The Aviator
  • The Chorus
  • Coach Carter
  • Duck Season
  • Elektra
  • Head-On
  • Hide and Seek
  • In Good Company
  • Film of the Month: Kinsey
  • Laura's Star
  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
  • Ma mère
  • The Machinist
  • The Magic Roundabout
  • María Full of Grace
  • Mayor of the Sunset Strip
  • Melinda and Melinda
  • Million Dollar Baby
  • moog
  • The Movie
  • Paparazzi
  • Racing Stripes
  • The Sea Inside
  • Shall We Dance
  • Somersault
  • Spanglish
  • SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Tropical Malady
  • White Noise
  • The Yes Men
Last Updated: 20 Dec 2011