September 2009

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#The wild bunch

They make films that are uncategorisable, in which cinematic language, taste and even reality itself are bent to their will. Mark Cousins hails the 50 revolutionary auteurs from around the world whom we have dubbed the 'Wild Bunch'

PLUS (in the magazine) 50 directors - from Anger to Zulawski via Breillat, Lynch, Suzuki, Tsui and Verhoeven - profiled by our panel of contributors

PLUS (in the magazine) Kim Newman on one-hit wonders, Amy Taubin on 'wild' women and Michael Brooke on the eastern European visionaries who managed to fool the censors

#In the realm of Oshima

Best known in the west for the period co-productions In the Realm of the Senses and Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence, Oshima's finest works are the fiercely modern Japanese films he made in the '60s, says Alexander Jacoby

#Days of Gloury

After S&S covered the Cannes premiere of Inglourious Basterds, Quentin Tarantino took exception to our accusation of pastiche. He tells Ryan Gilbey why his new film is really all about language

Sensory perception

Pedro Almodóvar's Broken Embraces sees the director taking a sidestep away from melodrama towards noir. Via the story of a blind screenwriter, he explores his - and his native country's - relationship to the past. By Maria Delgado

The big switch

Over the past two years, digital projection has begun to transform cinemagoing in the UK. But reports of the death of celluloid may be premature, says Geoffrey Macnab

Selected reviews

#Film of the month: Afterschool

Focused on a loner who can only relate to 'real life' through DIY video footage, Antonio Campos' cool, brave directing debut Afterschool is a high-school movie for the alienated YouTube generation, says Lisa Mullen

#DVD review: Woodstock

On the 40th anniversary of the festival, 'Woodstock' returns in fine remastered form, writes Tim Lucas

#Film review: The Hurt Locker

Pleasures of war: Guy Westwell reviews Kathryn Bigelow's combustive portrait of a US bomb-disposal squad in occupied Iraq

#Film review: Mid-August Lunch

Guess who's coming to dinner? Four old ladies play Goldilocks in Gianni Di Gregorio's raw, wry festival favourite

Reviews in this issue:

  • Adventureland
  • Film of the month: Afterschool
  • Beautiful Losers
  • Big River Man
  • Broken Embraces / Los abrazos rotos
  • BrĂ¼no
  • Crossing Over
  • Dance Flick
  • (500) Days of Summer
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Home
  • Film review: The Hurt Locker
  • I Love You, Beth Cooper
  • Ice Age 3 Dawn of the Dinosaurs
  • Imagine That / Imagine That Die Kraft der Fantasie
  • The Informers
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • Lake Tahoe
  • Mesrine: Public Enemy No. 1 / L'ennemi public no1
  • Film review: Mid-August Lunch
  • My Sister's Keeper
  • 1 Day
  • Red Mist
  • Sin nombre
  • The Ugly Truth
  • DVD review: Woodstock
Last Updated: 20 Dec 2011