July 2006

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#Cannes 2006: American Decadence And Other Tales

Adulterated meat, surveillance and US excess proved the abiding themes of Cannes 2006. Some anticipated films proved duds, but smaller pleasures abounded says Nick James.

#Cannes 2006: Unpopular Culture

Jonathan Romney visits the fringes

#Cannes 2006: East Of Egypt

Ali Jaafar views terror and war subjects

#Cannes 2006: Uncertain Regard

Geoff Andrew looks at the Europeans

#Cannes 2006: Help Me Make It Through The Night

Amy Taubin surveys the young Americans

Border Crossing

Gael García Bernal, in Cannes to promote Alejandro González Iñárritu's Babel, is using his success to help new talent, he tells Ali Jaafar. Plus Tales from the globetrotting set of Babel by Fernanda Solórzano

Tropical malady

Sex tourism gives expression to the sexuality of middle-aged white women in Laurent Cantet's Haiti-set Heading South. But what about the black beach gigolos - and their country, asks Bonnie Greer

Deep Seijun

82-year-old Suzuki Seijun is a cult figure in the UK. Princess Raccoon may achieve wider access for his dazzling films, says Tony Rayns

Water drops on burning rocks

Ennio Morricone has no peers as the all-time most prolific and various composer of music for films. He talks to Guido Bonsaver

No place like the present

Long withheld from the public, Antonioni's The Passenger, starring Jack Nicholson, is a key insight into the 1970s, says Mark Le Fanu

Sympathy for the trophy wife

Who cares about the girl on the arm of a rich man? That's the key question of Forty Shades of Blue. Director Ira Sachs and his actress Dina Korzun talk to Nick James

Selected reviews

#Film of the Month: The Wind That Shakes The Barley

Ken Loach's Palme d'Or winner unravels the complex struggle to oust the British from Ireland after the 1916 uprising. But does its austere integrity do justice to the cause, asks Edward Lawrenson

Reviews in this issue:

  • The Last Stand
  • 10th District Court
  • An Unfinished Life
  • Aquamarine
  • The Cave of the Yellow Dog
  • Curious George
  • The Da Vinci Code
  • Dave Chappelle's Block Party
  • Dumplings
  • Forty Shades of Blue
  • Friends with Money
  • Hard Candy
  • Heading South
  • Instants d'Audiences
  • Little Manhattan
  • Mission: Impossible III
  • The Omen
  • One Day in Europe
  • Poseidon
  • Pretty Persuasion
  • Princess Raccoon
  • Pusher 3
  • Reeker
  • RV
  • Secuestro Express
  • Silent Hill
  • Stay Alive
  • Tell Them Who You Are
  • Thank You for Smoking
  • Things to Do Before You're 30
  • Ultraviolet
  • United 93
  • The Wild
  • Film of the Month: The Wind That Shakes The Barley
  • X-Men: The Last Stand
Last Updated: 20 Dec 2011