August 2006

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#Animation: Timeline

Andrew Osmond assesses the new innovative directions being taken with Animated cinema releases this Summer. This timeline is a longer version of what appears in the magazine.

#Songs For Swinging Lovers

With Three Times Hou Hsiao-Hsien has created an exquisite, dreamlike study of romance. Tony Rayns traces how the director has reinvented Taiwanese arthouse

#Confessions Of An Opium Eater

Philippe Garrel spent the 1970s hooked on heroin and Nico. Les Amants réguliers looks back to 1968 - but its characters seem more interested in drugs than in politics, says Jonathan Rosenbaum

#The Power And The Glory

The Fallen Idol: Philip Kemp on the underrated centrepiece of Carol Reed's trio of post-war classics.

Come Into My World

Michel Gondry's The Science of Sleep fizzes with optical illusions and crazy ideas. Are its childlike protagonist and dream sequences a reflection of the director's own mindscape, asks Sam Davies

Chasing The Ambulance

The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, a black-comic trek around Bucharest's crumbling hospitals, has won Cristi Puiu numerous awards. He talks to Ryan Gilbey about bearing witness and banning suspense

Animation: Step Into The Mask

Christian Volckman's noir thriller Renaissance brings humanity to a virtual world. By Andrew Osmond

Animation: Lost In The Loop

Richard Linklater's A Scanner Darkly replicates Philip K. Dick's druggy dystopia. By Nick Bradshaw. Plus Paul Ward meets Rotoshop inventor Bob Sabiston

Animation: Loud Candy

Has a souped-up Cars driven Pixar off track, asks Jonathan Romney

Last Of The Dharma Bums

After years in TV Westerns, Repo Man and Paris, Texas made Harry Dean Stanton cool. By Danny Leigh

Selected reviews

#DVD review: The Atrocity Exhibition

Tim Lucas enjoys what is probably the best J.G.Ballard adaptation yet made

#Film of the Month: The Notorious Bettie Page

The ravishment is principally visual in Mary Harron's otherwise discreet biopic of a female icon of 1950s sexuality. But is the film just another rose-tinted vision of the pre-video sex industry, asks Linda Ruth Williams

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