September 2007

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#Love in the afternoon

D.H. Lawrence's iconic tale of unbridled passion has had many interpreters. But none has captured its title character's sensual awakening as effectively as Pascale Ferran in Lady Chatterley. Geoffrey Macnab talks to the director

#Documentary: shaking the world

Can cinema change the world? Mark Cousins believes it can. And to prove it, he's selected ten films from Europe, Asia and the US whose repercussions transformed the social, legislative or political climate

Authentic talking cinema

Documentaries have been part of cinema history from the Lumières to Michael Moore, using the poetic and the political to expand the language of film. By Michael Chanan PLUS The S&S timeline chronicles a century of reality on screen

The kino club

The British documentary movement that grew tall around John Grierson marshalled avant-garde aesthetics in the service of social change. Geoff Brown celebrates the centenaries of Edgar Anstey, Humphrey Jennings, Paul Rotha and Basil Wright

Real appeal

How has big-screen documentary rallied from half a century of neglect to become newly fashionable in the 21st century? Nick Fraser reports PLUS Charles Gant picks out the top performers at the UK box office

Written on the rooftops

This year's Edinburgh International Film Festival opens with Hallam Foe, a blinding Oedipal drama set in the Scottish capital. Ben Walters reports PLUS Nick James talks to DoP Christopher Doyle about filming Gus Van Sant's skater-boy movie Paranoid Park; Jonathan Romney previews Yella, Christian Petzold's cold take on modern life; Will Lawrence talks to comedy guru Judd Apatow about his new film Knocked Up; and Charles Whitehouse on Li Yang's tale of kidnapped brides, Blind Mountain

Selected reviews

#Film of the month: Born and Bred

Has New Argentine Cinema pioneer Pablo Trapero sold out? Not once 'Born and Bred' discards its veneer of designer chic to reveal an austere portrait of grief played out in bleakest Patagonia, says Maria M. Delgado

#DVD review: If....

Lindsay Anderson's seething tirade against the system is one of British cinema's true rites of passage, writes Tim Lucas

Reviews in this issue:

  • Hallam Foe
  • 1408
  • Film of the month: Born and Bred
  • Breach
  • Copying Beethoven
  • Dead Silence
  • Dinosaurs Giants of Patagonia
  • Evan Almighty
  • Hairspray
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • The Hoax
  • I for India
  • I Have Never Forgotten You The Life and Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal
  • DVD review: If....
  • In the Hands of the Gods
  • Knocked Up
  • Lady Chatterley
  • Legacy
  • Macbeth
  • Mee-Shee The Water Giant
  • No Body Is Perfect
  • No Reservations
  • Opera Jawa
  • Rise of the Footsoldier
  • Seraphim Falls
  • Sparkle
  • Sugarhouse
  • Surf's Up
  • This Filthy World
  • Transformers
  • Two Days in Paris
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