February 2009

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#Sam Peckinpah

Taking a walk through the director's bloody flick Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, David Thomson explores Peckinpah's love/hate relationship with Mexico. PLUS David Weddle on his influential television work

#Mumbai rising

Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle talks to Alkarim Jivani about fleeing from the Indian authorities, working with children, and why he'll be avoiding big budgets

#Web Exclusive: Amazonas Film Festival report

In the footsteps of Fitzcarraldo, James Bell heads deep into the Brazilian jungle for the Amazonas Festival

#Web Exclusive: East meets Western

Sight & Sound talks to South Korean director Kim Jee-woon about his latest film, the sci-fi western The Good, The Bad, The Weird

#Web Exclusive: Obituaries January to December 2008

In our annual obituaries round-up, Bob Mastrangelo mourns the passing of the men and women of cinema who died in 2008.

All that Hollywood allows

Richard Yates has been rediscovered as one of the great American writers, and Revolutionary Road is his masterpiece. Nick James asks why, in that case, Sam Mendes focuses on acting at the expense of period in his new adaptation

No city for old men

Woody Allen is once again under fire with Vicky Cristina Barcelona for his interest in attractive young actresses including Scarlett Johansson. This time, however, argues Graham Fuller, the critics are failing to take the film in its own female-driven context

Come with us

Gus Van Sant makes an apparent return to the mainstream with Milk, his scrupulously accurate biopic of gay activist Harvey Milk, starring Sean Penn - but at its heart, says Nicolas Rapold, the film is surprisingly political

Selected reviews

#Film of the Month: Better Things

Duane Hopkins' first feature is an inventive, unclichéd example of British realism which shines a light into rarely explored social territory and the unexamined lives of its characters. By Jonathan Romney

#DVD: White Dog

Tim Lucas on a controversial 1982 film now held by many to be director Samuel Fuller's last great American movie

Reviews in this issue:

  • Australia
  • Film of the Month: Better Things
  • Beverly Hills Chihuahua
  • La bohème
  • Bolt
  • Boogie
  • The Broken
  • The Children
  • A Christmas Tale
  • Clubbed
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still
  • Doubt
  • Four Christmases
  • Frost/Nixon
  • Hannah Takes the Stairs
  • Hansel and Gretel
  • Inkheart
  • Milk
  • Moscow, Belgium
  • My Best Friend's Girl
  • Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
  • Paris 36
  • Rachel Getting Married
  • The Reader
  • Revolutionary Road
  • Role Models
  • Seven Pounds
  • Sex Drive
  • Shoot on Sight
  • The Sisterhood of Travelling Pants 2
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • The Tale of Despereaux
  • Tokyo Sonata
  • Transporter 3
  • Twilight
  • Vicky Cristina Barcelona
  • Wendy and Lucy
  • DVD: White Dog
  • Who Killed Nancy? The True Story...
  • The Wrestler
Last Updated: 20 Dec 2011