Saints & Sinners

Saints & Sinners

Continuing the documentary theme which seems to have emerged this week, Saints & Sinners (directed by British filmmaker Abigail Honor) explores the equally controversial issue of gay marriage. Tim Keane salutes its bravery

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Basqueball

A documentary about the Basque conflict was never going to be anything but controversial, but when it’s directed by Julio Medem – himself a Basque-born filmmaker – the fireworks were guaranteed to fly. Darren Arnold joins the fray

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Coffee & Cigarettes

Coffee & Cigarettes

Over the course of his long career, Jim Jarmusch’s films have proved impossible to pigeonhole, and his latest is no exception. Calum Waddell enjoys several true-life tales of caffeine and nicotene from America’s most individual director

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M. Night Shyamalan Q & A

M. Night Shyamalan Q & A

With the release of The Village just around the corner, M. Night Shyamalan was interviewed in a live satellite link-up between four English cities last week. Ben McCann was there to record the director’s thoughts

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The Village

After the mixed reception to Signs and Unbreakable, M.Night Shyamalan is back with another supernatural suspense story, this time set in 19th century Pennsylvania. Ben McCann thinks the sultan of suspense is back on track

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The Rise and Fall of British Horror (Part 1)

The Rise and Fall of British Horror (Part 1)

There was a time, not so long ago, when British horror movies were regularly frightening the life out of cinemagoers both at home and abroad. Following the success of films like 28 Days Later and Dog Soldiers, Oliver Berry wonders whether the British horror film might be about to make a comeback

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My Architect

My Architect

The life of a celebrated modernist architect might not sound like the subject of a gripping documentary, but then most documentaries aren’t directed by the main subject’s son. Hannah Patterson is absorbed by the human stories in My Architect

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My Life Without Me

This indie drama may have been filmed on a low budget, but it deals in high emotions, following the final two months and last-minute decisions of a young woman with terminal cancer. Tim Smedley thinks we’ve been here before

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Infernal Affairs (DVD)

Infernal Affairs (DVD)

Widely hailed as one of the smartest and most stylish thrillers in years, Infernal Affairs has already spawned two sequels in its home town of Hong Kong, but the original DVD has only just reached British shores. Ian Haydn Smith goes undercover

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Denys Arcand Retrospective

Denys Arcand Retrospective

Denys Arcand’s latest film, The Barbarian Invasions, revisits the setting and characters of his previous domestic drama, The Decline and Fall of the American Empire, made back in 1986. Tim Applegate compares both films

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Together With You

Together With You

Chen Kaige returns to Western screens with this semi-autobiographical tale about a young musical prodigy and his over-eager father. Tim Keane applauds another controlled and elegant film from the Far East

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The Lady of Musashino

The Lady of Musashino

He may not be as well known as other Japanese luminaries such as Ozu and Kurosawa, but Kenji Mizoguchi was undoubtedly one of the country’s most prolific and gifted directors. Tim Smedley looks back at one of his best films

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