October 2007

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#Eastern Promise

Films like The Death of Mr. Lazarescu and Palme d'Or-winner 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days point to Romania as the cradle for the next cinematic new wave. Nick Roddick reports

#A World Without Pity

What does Michael Winterbottom's A Mighty Heart, the story of the kidnap and murder in Karachi of American journalist Daniel Pearl, tell us about the fractured landscape of the post-9/11 world, asks Ali Jaafar PLUS Charles Gant reveals why the director wants his next project to be a Huddersfield romcom

In A Lonely Place

For a moment in the late 1970s Joy Division expressed the cultural dislocation of a generation of northern youth. Rock photographer Anton Corbijn's feature debut Control captures it perfectly, says Nick James PLUS Edward Lawrenson talks to the director and Liz Naylor recalls the band's Manchester setting

The End Of An Era: A Cinephile's Lament

Do the deaths of Antonioni and Bergman signal the close of a never-to-be-repeated age of luminous masterpieces? Peter Matthews looks into the digital future and finds it lacking. PLUS Mark Le Fanu and David Thompson mourn the loss of two of cinema's greatest artists

First Love, Last Rites

Ian McEwan's Atonement revolves around a teenage would-be writer's fevered misinterpretation of events. Joe Wright has adapted it faithfully and flawlessly, says David Jays

Vanishing Point

Can new German cinema continue to deliver? Yes, says Olaf Möller after watching Christian Petzold's Yella, a portrait of the cold heart of capitalism seen through the dreams of a would-be emigrée to the west PLUS Jason Wood talks to the director about Freud and finance

Selected reviews

#DVD Review: The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On

Tim Lucas on a Japanese documentary that relentlessly probes painful memories of hell in the Pacific

#Film of the Month: Syndromes and a Century

Apichatpong Weerasethakul's new two-part film may sound more like an art installation than cinema, but the Thai director's resonant meditation on love and misunderstanding is a pleasure to watch, says Tony Rayns

Reviews in this issue:

  • 12:08 East of Bucharest
  • As You Like It
  • Atonement
  • Awarapan
  • The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Bratz
  • Death Proof
  • Disturbia
  • DVD Review: The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On
  • Evening
  • A Few Days in September
  • Gandhi My Father
  • Happily N'Ever After
  • Hot Rod
  • License to Wed
  • Michael Clayton
  • A Mighty Heart
  • Once
  • Partner
  • Provoked A True Story
  • Ratatouille
  • Rush Hour 3
  • The Serpent
  • The Simpsons Movie
  • The Singer
  • Small Engine Repair
  • Film of the Month: Syndromes and a Century
  • Testosterone
  • Tibet Cry of the Snow Lion
  • Tough Enough
  • We're All Christs
  • When the Road Bends... Tales of a Gypsy Caravan
  • The Yacoubian Building
  • Year of the Dog
  • Yella
Last Updated: 20 Dec 2011