May 2006

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#Under The Influence

Dominik Moll's Lemming shows the influence of Hitchcock's The Birds. How far has the French thriller tradition been shaped by the work of the master metaphysician - and does it matter, asks Robin Buss. Plus James Bell talks to Moll about the world beyond appearances, the role of the outsider and working with Charlotte Rampling

#Mud In Your Eye

It's hard to capture the bizarre test of energy and endurance that is Glastonbury festival but festival regular Julien Temple, with the help of footage donated by past fans, seems to have managed it, says Charles Gant. Plus James Bell picks the top of the pops of recent concert movies

Monday's Child

Emmanuelle Béart is undeniably beautiful, but have her looks helped or harmed her career? Ginette Vincendeau profiles a star caught between sex and suffering. Plus Nick James watches Béart's latest film Hell and asks if we should blame Kieslowski for the curse of the Miramax movie?

James Coburn The Hired Hand

With his lean physique, expressive hands and unexpected grin, James Coburn slept or danced his way through a series of seminal movies from The Magnificent Seven to A Fistful of Dynamite!. He was much cooler than Steve McQueen, argues Richard Combs

Children of the Revolution

Will Iran's new hardline regime prove soft on film? Geoffrey Macnab visits a Berlin film festival market swamped by Iranian Promoters. PLUS Ali Jaafar identifies the underlying trends in a new crop of Iranian movies and Geoff Andrew reviews an exhibition that links Abbas Kiarostami and Victor Erice

Selected reviews

#Film of the Month: Basic Instinct 2

Fun, clever and hilarious, Basic Instinct 2 is a ludicrously entertaining addition to the 'shrinks and shagging' genre. By Linda Ruth Williams

Reviews in this issue:

  • Alien Autopsy
  • Ballets Russes
  • Film of the Month: Basic Instinct 2
  • C.R.A.Z.Y.
  • Confetti
  • Derailroaded
  • Diameter of the Bomb
  • Eight Below
  • Firewall
  • Hostel
  • Inside Man
  • Kidulthood
  • Magician,The
  • New York Doll
  • Palais Royal!
  • Paradise Now
  • Pierrepoint
  • Ringer, The
  • Rollin with the Nines
  • Shaggy Dog, The
  • She's the Man
  • Stay
  • Strayed
  • Time to Leave
  • U-Carmen eKhayelitsha
  • Unknown White Male
  • Ushpizin
  • V for Vendetta
  • When a Stranger Calls
  • Year without Love, A
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