February 2006

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#Vengeance Is Theirs

Think of Korean cinema and you probably conjure scenes of gangster glamour and extreme violence. But how accurate are western perceptions, asks Grady Hendrix

#Interview: Park Chan-wook

Ali Jaafar talks to Lady Vengeance director Park Chan-wook

#Interview: Kim Jee-woon

James Bell asks Kim Jee-woon what inspired his A Bittersweet Life

#Secrets, Lies & Videotape

Michael Haneke's Hidden continues his probing of western audiences' guilt at their own privilege. But are the threats we perceive all in the mind, asks Catherine Wheatley

The Postmodernist Always Wings It Twice

After 24 Hour Party People Michael Winterbottom wanted to work again with Steve Coogan - and chose an audacious adaptation of Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy to do so. Liese Spencer talks to star and director about blurring the boundaries between life and art

An Auteur's Politics

In the early 1930s Jean Renoir was the Communist Party's darling but by 1938 the dream had turned sour. Robin Buss finds out why

The Greatest Show On Earth

With the documentaries Grizzly Man and The Wild Blue Yonder Werner Herzog has re-established his position as one of our most innovative film-makers. Nick James explores the director's fascination with fear, guilt and survival and shows how his approach and interests rhyme with the times

Mission Intractable

Munich, Steven Spielberg's film about the Israeli response to the 1972 Palestinian attack, points up the inadequacies of revenge. It may be his most trouble-courting movie yet, argues David Thomson

Selected reviews

#Film of the Month: The New World

The story of Pocahontas is known to every US schoolchild - but Terrence Malick's feast for the senses brings new resonance to the tale. By Amy Taubin

Reviews in this issue:

  • A Bittersweet Life
  • A Cock and Bull Story
  • The Chronicles of Narnia The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • CryWolf
  • Derailed
  • Drink Drank Drunk
  • Exiles
  • Fate
  • The Fog
  • Frozen
  • Get Rich or Die Tryin'
  • Greyfriars Bobby
  • Grizzly Man
  • Hidden
  • Just Friends
  • King Kong
  • Lady Vengeance
  • Live and Become
  • The Matador
  • Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Film of the Month: The New World
  • Noel
  • Pavee Lackeen The Traveller Girl
  • Prime
  • The Producers
  • Screaming Masterpiece
  • The Piano Tuner of EarthQuakes
  • Walk the Line
Last Updated: 20 Dec 2011