April 2006

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#Weight Of Water

The Dardenne brothers' special brand of realism has twice won them the Palme d'Or. As their most recent Cannes triumph L'Enfant (The Child) - about a young father who unthinkingly sells his baby - gets a UK release, Jonathan Romney talks to them about how they fictionalise the world around them

#Bomb Culture

Hany Abu-Assad's controversial Oscar-nominated Paradise Now takes us inside the world of the suicide bomber. It's much more than educational, says B. Ruby Rich


Jonathan Romney talks to Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne


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Frame Grab

You've seen when Bogart first kissed Bacall, right? Not unless you've seen the trailer. Trailers contain more of our favourite films than we know. By Gary F. McMahon

Days Of The Dead

Tommy Lee Jones has turned director for a visceral Tex-Mex border Western The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, scripted by Amores perros writer Guillermo Arriaga. It's the kind of hellish parable of which Peckinpah might have been proud. By Jim Kitses. Plus Rancher Tommy Lee Jones talks about his love of the border landscape to Marianne Gray

Berlin: Home Truths

It may have been a weak year for new films, but the Berlin festival found redemption in some strong German cinema, a Miike Takashi standout and the news buzz around The Road to Guantanamo. Highlights reported by Nick James, Tony Rayns and Jonathan Romney

Laurence Harvey A Dandy In Aspic

He was a snappy dresser from Lithuania who faked the English gentleman and got a bad rap for it. But the actor is much better than history allows, says Andrew Roberts

Selected reviews

#Film of the Month: Transamerica

Linda Ruth Williams is delighted by Hollywood's latest attempt at queering the heartlands of conservative America: Duncan Tucker's beautiful and original trans-gender road movie

Reviews in this issue:

  • An American Haunting
  • The Ballad of Jack & Rose
  • Big Momma's House 2
  • The Big White
  • Cockles & Muscles
  • Date Movie
  • Extraño
  • Favela Rising
  • Final Destination
  • The Forest for the Trees
  • Hell
  • The Hills Have Eyes
  • Imagine Me and You
  • Last Holiday
  • Lemming
  • Lost Embrace
  • Lucky Number Slevin
  • The Pink Panther
  • Pulse/Kairo
  • Rent
  • Seducing Doctor Lewis
  • Seven Swords
  • Shooting Dogs
  • Syriana
  • These Foolish Things
  • The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
  • Film of the Month: Transamerica
  • Tristan + Isolde
  • Tsotsi
  • Two for the Money
  • The White Countess
Last Updated: 20 Dec 2011