March 2010

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Sight & Sound’s comprehensive survey of the actors, directors, writers, producers and technicians who died during the course of 2009, compiled by Bob Mastrangelo. PLUS:

Betsy Blair by Kieron Corless (online exclusive)

Nika Bohinc and Alexis A. Tioseco by Kieron Corless and Nick Bradshaw

Kathleen Byron by Philip Kemp

Jack Cardiff by Ian Christie

David Carradine by Jane Giles

John Hughes by Isabel Stevens

Maurice Jarre by Johnny Trunk (online exclusive)

Troy Kennedy-Martin by Lez Cooke (online exclusive)

Patrick McGoohan by Nick James (online exclusive)

Keith Waterhouse by Nick James (online exclusive)

Robin Wood by Brad Stevens

Muraki Yoshiro by Stuart Galbraith IV

Iván Zulueta by Belén Vidal (online exclusive)

#Out of the shadows

Sergei Parajanov was imprisoned by the Soviets and his films were suppressed, but his magical vision and his bold championing of folk tradition endure long after the fall of the USSR. Ian Christie celebrates a unique film-maker

#Time regained: Vittorio De Seta

Vittorio De Seta’s stunning 1950s documentaries preserve everyday moments that we never even knew we’d lost, says Kent Jones

His dark material

Tom Ford has defied the sceptics with his feature-directing debut, a sombre and haunting adaptation of Christopher Isherwood’s novel A Single Man, with a standout performance by Colin Firth (and very good clothes). Roger Clarke talks to the fashion guru turned auteur

Vanishing point

The Headless Woman is the latest of three films in which Lucrecia Martel, the key talent of the new Argentine cinema, turns her ominous gaze on the haute bourgeoisie among whom she grew up. Demetrios Matheou asks the director about nightmares, medical instruments and memories of dictatorship

Under pressure

Not yet 30, actress-turned-director Mia Hansen-Løve has established herself as a distinctive new voice with her second film Father of My Children, inspired by the life of the film producer who was her early mentor. She talks to Jonathan Romney

Selected reviews

#Film of the month: Breathless

An astonishing debut for writer-director Yang Ik-june, who also stars, Breathless confronts the violence in Korean society via the story of a brutal debt collector who strikes up a friendship with a schoolgirl. By Tony Rayns

#DVD review: Manhunt

Man Hunt is a catalogue of cinematic invention – and a keen-eyed criticism of pre-war America, argues Tim Lucas

#Film review: Capitalism: A Love Story

Pitching itself to a ‘sub-prime’ audience, Michael Moore’s pseudo-investigative attack on post-1980 capitalism has all the analytic rigour of a crap shoot, says Tony Rayns

#Film review: Father of My Children

Life goes on in Mia Hansen-Løve's snappy yet slow-burning portrait of a film family's schism, says Ryan Gilbey

Reviews in this issue:

  • Armored
  • Avatar
  • Battle for Terra
  • Beyond the Pole
  • The Book of Eli
  • Film of the month: Breathless
  • Burlesque Undressed
  • Film review: Capitalism: A Love Story
  • Case 39
  • Chloe
  • Crazy Heart
  • Daybreakers
  • Did You Hear about the Morgans?
  • Edge of Darkness
  • Everybody’s Fine
  • Film review: Father of My Children
  • Food Inc.
  • The Headless Woman
  • Holy Water
  • Horses
  • It Might Get Loud
  • It's Complicated
  • The Last Station
  • Leap Year
  • Motherhood
  • Mugabe and the White African
  • Nine
  • No Distance Left to Run
  • Oil City Confidential
  • Ponyo
  • Psych:9
  • She, a Chinese
  • A Single Man
  • St Trinian’s The Legend of Fritton’s Gold
  • Takeshis’
  • The Unloved
  • Winter in Wartime
  • Youth in Revolt
  • DVD review: Manhunt
Last Updated: 20 Dec 2011