March 2006

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#Ballad Of The Wild Boys

Nick Cave and John Hillcoat's Australian outback Western The Proposition combines beauty with brutality. Nick Roddick talks to its makers about drugs, music, poetry and Peckinpah

#Natural Selection

Nicloas Winding Refn's Pusher trilogy adds black humour to its bleak picture of Denmark's criminal fringe. He tells Jonathan Romney why crime doesn't pay

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

With Good Night, and Good Luck and Syriana George Clooney has confirmed his status as Hollywood's premier card-carrying liberal. Graham Fuller assesses the impact in the United States while Ali Jaafar asks him about combining entertainment with Social Commitment. Plus Ali Jaafar talks to Syriana director Stephen Gaghan

Waiting for the Hangman

Truman Capote's portrait of a killer In Cold Blood may have secured his literary reputation, but it almost cost him his sanity. Capote exposes the machinations behind its making - but is the film too hard on its flamboyant subject, asks Nick James

Guru Dutt Such Sweet Sorrow

Actor-director Guru Dutt extended the range of Bollywood cinema in the 1950s by inserting a stillness of mood into the whirlwind of action. By Mark Cousins


Bob Mastangelo pays his respects. Plus tributes to Richard Pryor, Simone Simon, Tom Milne, Guillermo Cabrera Infante and Marc Lawrence

Selected reviews

#Film of the Month: The Squid and the Whale

The fate of adolescent children snared in their parents' break-up may not be a new theme, but Noah Baumbach treats it with humour, empathy and a note-perfect soundtrack. By Edward Lawrenson

Reviews in this issue:

  • Aeonflux
  • Capote
  • Casanova
  • Cheaper by the Dozen 2
  • Chicken Little
  • The Child
  • Evil Aliens
  • Feed
  • Fun with Dick and Jane
  • Good Night, and Good Luck.
  • The Ice Harvest
  • Junebug
  • The Ketchup Effect
  • Manderlay
  • Mirrormask
  • Munich
  • North Country
  • Proof
  • Romance & Cigarettes
  • Rumor Has It...
  • Running Scared
  • Song of Songs
  • Film of the Month: The Squid and the Whale
  • The Little Polar Bear The Mysterious Island
  • The Proposition
  • The Roost
  • The Weather Man
  • The World's Fastest Indian
  • Underworld Evolution
  • Wild Country
  • Zathura A Space Adventure
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