The Ring

The Ring

We’ve all put on a video that made us want to die, but this is a bit much. Bob Carroll took his life in his hands to view the US remake of the cult Asian hit Ringu but found ‘very little new here … scenes merely reset and cast to suit a western viewer’

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Auto Focus

Auto Focus

Paul Schrader returns to form with this portrait of a celebrity exploring the pornographic possibilities of new technology. Tim Smedley salutes ‘a successful mix of comedy and tragedy, style and substance’

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Japón

Something of an anomaly in recent Latin American cinema, Japón is an old-fashioned slow moving art movie. Paul Clarke settles into ‘a remarkably composed vision that never falters’

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Far From Heaven

Far From Heaven

The critical raves keep on coming for Todd Haynes’s excursion into Sirk territory. Antonio Pasolini applauds ‘a clinically perfect combination of form and content which speaks deeply to the viewer’

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Daredevil

This month’s superhero making his movie debut is ‘the Man without Fear’, Daredevil. Bob Carroll, the Critic without Popcorn, sighs deeply in the face of ‘an average flick, a poor bastardisation of Batman’

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