April 2007

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#Sound And The Fury: Terence Davies

The Long Day Closes captures the sounds of a postwar iverpool childhood and the redeeming power of the picturehouse. But why can't director Terence Davies keep in regular work asks David Thompson

#Unknown Soldiers: Days Of Glory

Rachid Bouchareb's World War II drama Days of Glory reveals how France was liberated by North African soldiers whose efforts were wiped from history. What happened to their fight for freedom when they got home, asks Ali Jaafar

Tragedies Of Ridiculous Men

The Consequences of Love provided a stylish spin on the theme of foolish men and beautiful women. Now Paolo Sorrentino is back with The Family Friend, the tale of an ugly loanshark told with breathtaking panache. By Jonathan Romney

The Best Years In The Life of Richard Linklater

Unpredictable, frustrating, overreaching, underrated - Richard Linklater is a film-maker for our times. Here he tells Tim Robey why he took on the meat-processing industry exposé Fast Food Nation

Berlin: Coming In From The Cold

Americans Clint Eastwood, Steven Soderbergh and Robert De Niro flew into the festival with World War II and Cold War reruns, but it was two French costume dramas based on English classics that impressed Nick James and Jonathan Romney PLUS Tony Rayns uncovers the camp heart of the Forum; Geoff Andrew on Golden Bear winner Tuya's Marriage; Ali Jaafar on Beaufort's Silver Bear

American Indies: That's Entertainment

Is today's American indie cinema anything more than a refuge for slumming stars in tales of dysfunction and depression, funded by the very system it supposedly opposes? Mike Atkinson reports PLUS Amy Taubin, Howard Feinstein, B. Ruby Rich and Hannah McGill offer their pick of US indie highlights

Selected reviews

#Film of the Month: Half Nelson

A new voice in American independent cinema, Ryan Fleck uses Half Nelson to probe the relationship between a stoned Brooklyn teacher, his drug dealer and his drug-running female pupil. Pay attention, says Ryan Gilbey

#DVD review: Red Angel

Tim Lucas on a potent and bloodsoaked tale of saints and sinners set at the height of the Sino-Japanese war

Reviews in this issue:

  • Back in Business
  • Because I Said So
  • Becoming Jane
  • Blood and Chocolate
  • Brasileirinho
  • Catch a Fire
  • Days of Glory
  • Duelist
  • Eden
  • Epic Movie
  • Factory Girl
  • The Family Friend
  • Freedom Writers
  • Funny Ha Ha
  • Fur An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus
  • The Good Shepherd
  • Film of the Month: Half Nelson
  • Hannibal Rising
  • Hot Fuzz
  • The Illusionist
  • Inland Empire
  • Lights in the Dusk
  • Material Girls
  • Music and Lyrics
  • My Name Is Albert Ayler
  • The Namesake
  • The Number 23
  • DVD review: Red Angel
  • The Reef
  • Salaam-e-Ishq
  • Satan
  • Sleeping Dogs
  • Stomp the Yard
  • Sunshine
  • The Truth about Love
Last Updated: 20 Dec 2011