September 2008

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#Popcorn Patter

Terrence Malick's Badlands now seems less a study of alienated youth and more like a screwball Western,argues David Thomson

#Reflections In A Golden Eye

Frederick Wiseman's dedication to chronicling American civic life should not distract us from his great artistry. By Nicolas Rapold

The quiet american

On the eve of a major retrospective and the release of Changeling, his latest film , Clint Eastwood gives a career interview to Geoff Andrew, who wonders if this successor to John Ford and Howard Hawks just might be the best director in America today PLUS Nick James on 'the man with no name' and the origins of his poncho

The metropolis mystery

Decades after scenes from Fritz's Lang's Metropolis disappeared, and were thought lost for ever, they have turned up on a print in Argentina. Karen Naundorf follows the trail to Buenos Aires

Waking life

Carl Theodor Dreyer's Vampyr was a horror movie ahead of its time, says Casper Tybjerg PLUS Michael Brooke on Dreyer's life and career

Seasons in the sun

Reha Erdem's Times and Winds is a winning portrait of village life that earns him a place in the front rank of Turkish directors, says Nick James

Selected reviews

#Film of the Month: The Banishment

Andrey Zvyagintsev's visually powerful and haunting second film explores the themes of family and masculinity in crisis says Julian Graffy and confirms the director's place at the forefront of the new wave of Russian cinema

#DVD Review: Handmade Magic

Kawamoto Kihachiro's stop-motion animations are brimming with life, breath and soul. Tim Lucas is captivated

Reviews in this issue:

  • Angel
  • Film of the Month: The Banishment
  • Ben X
  • Blindsight
  • College Road Trip
  • CSNY
  • Dance Party, USA
  • Daylight Robbery
  • The Duchess
  • Eden Lake
  • Elegy
  • Elite Squad
  • Get Smart
  • DVD Review: Handmade Magic
  • Hellboy II The Golden Army
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • The Love Guru
  • Mamma Mia!
  • Man from Plains
  • Meet Dave
  • Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
  • Quiet City
  • The Rocker
  • RocknRolla
  • Routes Dancing to New Orleans
  • Sakuran
  • Somers Town
  • Space Chimps
  • Times and Winds
  • The Wackness
  • Wanted
  • Wild Child
  • You Don't Mess with the Zohan
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