100 American Independent Films

100 American Independent Films

American independent cinema has been a crucial counterpoint to the Hollywood studios since the early sixties, but until now there’s been no definitive guide to the scene. John Atkinson reviews the first film guide dedicated entirely to indie cinema

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The Stepford Wives

The Stepford Wives

The trend for modern remakes continues with this update of the classic small-town fable, centring on a town of eerily similar housewives, first made in 1975. Beth Gilligan wonders why the filmmakers decided to swap suspense for satire

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The Cooler

The Cooler

The bright lights of Las Vegas have been the backdrop for many movies, but The Cooler is a casino film with a difference. Deryck Swan enjoys the tale of the unluckiest gambler ever to step up to a roulette wheel

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Before Sunset

Before Sunset

Before Sunrise explored a chance meeting between an American traveller and a French graduate student on the romantic streets of Paris. The sequel revisits the same characters nine years on – but is the spark still there? KJ Doughton thinks so

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A Quick Chat With Richard Linklater

A Quick Chat With Richard Linklater

Richard Linklater is one of the few American directors who seems able to combine mainstream success with personal, highly individual filmmaking. With his latest film about to hit our screens, Jason Wood caught up with the director in an exclusive interview for kamera.co.uk

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Japanese Story

Japanese Story

Odd couple stories are as old as Hollywood, but this unlikely love story between a Japanese businessman and an Australian geologist is far from a run-of-the-mill romance. Ben McCann heads Down Under to find out more

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Spiderman 2

Sam Raimi’s second instalment of the Spiderman story has been widely hailed as one of the best comic book adaptations ever, drawing praise from broadsheet newspapers and industry rags alike. Ian Haydn Smith applauds the best blockbuster of the summer

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Screenwriting for the 21st Century

Screenwriting for the 21st Century

For budding screenwriters, there are endless self-help manuals and guidebooks on the shelves, all of which seem to promise the secrets of writing a successful screenplay and selling it to Hollywood. Thessa Mooij reviews the latest addition to the market

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British Television Drama: A History

British Television Drama: A History

Looking at the current TV schedules, it’s hard to believe that there was a time when British television was producing some of the most groundbreaking dramas ever made. Andy Murray reviews a new history of British TV drama from the BFI

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The Notebook

The Notebook

Nick Cassavetes has acheived the same kind of cult following as his father, John – mainly because he has worked almost entirely within the sphere of mainstream Hollywood filmmaking. Beth Gilligan checks out his latest effort

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Shrek 2

Shrek 2

The original Shrek was one of the most groundbreaking (and successful) animations of all time. Now the Dreamworks team are back with the second instalment – but has the magic worn off? Ben McCann finds out

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