August 2007

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#Roll Forever

To mark a season of Andy Warhol films at the BFI Southbank, director Gus Van Sant tells Amy Taubin why he's been described as the Factory artist's alter ego

#Back to School

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is just the latest entry in a tradition of British boarding-school movies that stretches back to the 1930s. But the public-school ethos also spawned a slew of post-war films about men who refuse to grow up, argues Andrew Roberts

75 Hidden Gems

Sight & Sound celebrates its 75th birthday by asking critics from around the world to nominate their favourite overlooked masterpiece. The result: 75 lost films you just have to track down


The high theatricality of Laurence Olivier and the understated realism of Marlon Brando may seem to hark from different eras. But both introduced a new naturalism, sexual ambiguity and male vulnerability to the art of acting. By Paul Ryan PLUS Graham Fuller celebrates Olivier's existential take on Henry V

Living Rooms

Alain Resnais' Private Fears in Public Places weaves its themes of thwarted romances and warring couples around a study of personal space. Richard Combs traces the influences of theatre and documentary, time and memory in the director's work

Selected reviews

#Film of the month: Daratt

Daratt explores issues raised by the amnesty that followed Chad's civil war through the story of a boy sent to avenge his father. Its emphasis on small gestures and cooperation bodes well for the future, says Roy Armes

#DVD Review: Psychopathia Sexualis

Bret Wood's film of a German medical text should have been a disaster. Instead, says, Tim Lucas, it's a triumph

Reviews in this issue:

  • 4 Rise of the Silver Surfer
  • All the Boys Love Mandy Lane
  • Are We Done Yet?
  • Buy It Now
  • Captivity
  • Cheeni Kum
  • Film of the month: Daratt
  • Die Hard 4.0
  • Eagle vs Shark
  • Electroma
  • Firehouse Dog
  • Frankie
  • Hostel Part II
  • In the Name Of
  • Lucky You
  • Messages
  • Ocean's Thirteen
  • Pirates of the Caribbean At World's End
  • Private Fears in Public Places
  • DVD Review: Psychopathia Sexualis
  • PTU
  • Running Stumbled
  • Sherrybaby
  • Shut Up & Sing
  • Taking Liberties
  • Tales from Earthsea
  • Transylvania
  • Waitress
  • The Walker
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