A Quick Chat with David Gordon Green

A Quick Chat with David Gordon Green

With two critically acclaimed films already in the can, David Gordon Green is one of the brightest lights of American independent cinema – and he’s only 28. Jason Wood caught up with him at the recent Cambridge Film festival

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Buffalo Soldiers

Buffalo Soldiers

Some of cinema’s greatest comedies have been made about the American military, but nervous executives kept this post-Cold War satire shelved for almost two years after September 11th. Ian Haydn Smith thinks it wasn’t worth the wait

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Good Bye, Lenin!

Good Bye, Lenin!

The latest film from the German production house behind Run Lola Run! and Heidi M is a comedy set in the last days before the fall of the Berlin Wall. Elke de Wit enjoys a skilful satire of the East

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Bunuel

Luis Bunuel was one of the most enigmatic and provocative figures of 20th century cinema, and his films left an indelible impression on the medium. A selection of kamera writers look back over a recent retrospective of his films at the Ciné Lumiere

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Whale Rider

Whale Rider

This coming-of-age tale set in a dwindling Maori community in New Zealand has received rave reviews and picked up a host of awards at film festivals around the world – but Bob Carroll isn’t convinced

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Gerry

Before Elephant was wowing audiences at Cannes, Gus Van Sant released this experimental film about two guys named Gerry lost in the American desert. Ben Walters reckons Van Sant has rediscovered his voice

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Double Whammy

Double Whammy

Despite the best efforts of the American film industry, Tom DiCillo has continued to add to his oddball catalogue of films, even if no-one gets to see them. His latest may be a "genre-defying cop-comedy-drama" – but that doesn’t mean it works, says Paul Clarke

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A Quick Chat with Tom DiCillo

A Quick Chat with Tom DiCillo

A few years ago Tom DiCillo was one of the hottest indie directors around, but his most recent film didn’t even receive a cinema release in the States. Paul Clarke catches up with the ‘perennial teenager of American cinema’

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Owning Mahowny

Owning Mahowny

Philip Seymour Hoffman is fast becoming the defining actor of his generation. In his latest movie, PSH turns in a typically inventive performance as a gambling-addicted bank manager, but as yet the film has still not received a UK release. John Gorick reports

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Boys From The Blackstuff

Boys From The Blackstuff

It was Alan Bleasdale’s first major success, it went on to become one of the best-loved British TV dramas ever made, and now Boys from the Blackstuff has finally been released on DVD. Andy Murray gets reacquainted with Yosser and crew

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Shiri

Recent events may have dulled Hollywood’s passion for big bangs, but blockbuster action movies are as popular as ever in Asia. Bob Carroll gets to grips with a film policier, Korean-style

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Dark Blue

Dark Blue

Gritty cop thrillers seem to be the preserve of American TV shows rather than big-budget Hollywood movies these days, but Kurt Russell’s new film sets out to reclaim the genre for the big screen. John Gorick isn’t impressed

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Noir Anxiety

Noir Anxiety

Where would the cinema be without smoking guns, femmes fatales, gumshoe detectives and high-key lighting? Alex King enjoys a new book which takes a fresh look at film noir

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Igby Goes Down

Igby Goes Down

Igby Goes Down has all the right credentials for an American indie: a teenage slacker hero, a dysfunctional family, a New York setting, a skewed love story, and a suitably bleak world-view. But Andy Murray thinks it’s just trying too hard

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