January 2007

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#British Cinema Now: The Lost Leader

Colin MacCabe recalls Derek Jarman - and the joys of Super-8, queer politics and arthouse funding. Plus Melissa Gronlund on how film artefacts are filling the galleries

#The Films Of 2006: The Full List

We asked our regular reviewers to choose five films they were impressed by in 2006. Whether these were the best, their favourite or the most culturally significant was left up to the writers. What follows is the full commentary of an edited version that appears in the magazine.

#Before The Flood

Gary McMahon walks the streets of New Orleans and recalls the city's finest cinematic moments. Plus Kaleem Aftab talks to Spike Lee about When the Levees Broke

#The Films Of 2006: Top Ten

And the results are...

British Cinema Now: Almost Rosy

The BBC and Channel 4 are back in the business of financing films. Long may it last, says Nick Roddick. Plus Charles Gant reviews a strong year for UK films at the box office

British Cinema Now: Greenlit Unpleasant Land

UK cinema shows a welcome return to reflecting British life and a renewed interest in politics. But it needs to become great, not just good, argues Nick James

British Cinema Now: Coming Through Slaughter

When Paul Andrew Williams set out to make London to Brighton he sidestepped the usual grant-giving bodies and found a funding angel. He tells his story to Kieron Corless

British Cinema Now: Thinking Outside The Box

Political documentary has taken the box office by storm. But will new modes of distribution encourage a more adventurous aesthetic, asks Kieron Corless. Plus Jason Wood talks to Nick Broomfield about Ghosts

Clint Eastwood: Tunnel Vision

Flags of Our Fathers looks at World War II through the medium of the photograph that announced the capture of Iwo Jima. It might sound postmodern, but it's proof of the director's prowess as a classical film-maker, argues Richard Combs

Selected reviews

#DVD review: The Anniversary

Tim Lucas on a perfect marriage between Bette Davis and UK horror studio Hammer

#Film of the Month: It's Winter

Jonathan Romney welcomes a film that illuminates new aspects of Iranian society for western eyes, with a wintry backdrop that reflects its male characters' emotional isolation and petrifaction

Reviews in this issue:

  • DVD review: The Anniversary
  • Barnyard
  • Casino Royale
  • Dead Man's Cards
  • Employee of the Month
  • The Escape Clause
  • Fated
  • Flags of Our Fathers
  • Flushed Away
  • Frostbite
  • The Grudge 2
  • Heroes and Villains
  • Film of the Month: It's Winter
  • Jaan-e-Mann
  • Jackass Number Two
  • Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man
  • Little Children
  • New Police Story
  • Perfume The Story of a Murderer
  • Rampage
  • The Santa Clause 3
  • Saw III
  • Something New
  • Step Up
  • Stranger than Fiction
  • The U.S. vs. John Lennon
  • The Upside of Anger
  • Waist Deep
  • Zindaggi Rocks
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