I, Robot

I, Robot

Robots have been a cinematic staple since the days of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (1927). This new blockbuster from Alex Proyas brings the robots of Isaac Asimov’s futuristic novels to the big screen – but is it any good? Ben McCann finds out

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Edinburgh Film Festival 2004

Edinburgh Film Festival 2004

The Edinburgh Film Festival has been one of the main events on the UK’s cinematic calendar for over twenty years – but this year’s selection has prompted some critics to speculate on the festival’s future. Hannah Patterson reports

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Collateral

Real estate, industrial-scale drug deals, contract hits and the life of an L.A taxi driver all find their way into this complex new thriller from director Michael Mann. Beth Gilligan enjoys the latest story set in the City of Angels

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The Pocket Essential: Martin Scorsese

The Pocket Essential: Martin Scorsese

There are almost as many books on Scorsese as there are Scorsese films, but this new Pocket Essential aims to provide an overview of the director’s films in a concise, straightforward way. Ben McCann thinks it’s an enjoyable read

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The Motorcycle Diaries

The Motorcycle Diaries

There can be few more dramatic tales than the life of Che Guevara, a humble-born Argentinian who went on to become one of the iconic figures of the 20th century. John Gorick applauds a new biopic exploring Guevara’s formative years

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The Bourne Supremacy

The Bourne Supremacy

Jason Bourne is back in the second instalment of Robert Ludlum’s hugely successful spy trilogy, this time with British director Paul Greengrass behind the camera. Look out, 007 – there’s a new spy in town, says Deryck Swan

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Code 46

Code 46

Global surveillance, electronic tags and genetic modification gone mad – welcome to the brave new world, as envisaged by Michael Winterbottom in his new film, Code 46. Charlie Phillips enjoys a doomed love story set in the not-too-distant future

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Northfork (DVD)

Northfork (DVD)

Michael and Mark Polish’s films explore strange, offbeat versions of modern America, and their new film reinevents the true story of Northfork, a typically American town on the verge of being drowned by a hydroelectic dam. Ian Haydn Smith is impressed

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