Trauma

Following the success of My Little Eye in 2002, Marc Evans seemed to be carving out a niche as one of Britain’s most promising genre directors – but his latest film, Trauma, sank almost without a trace. Andy Murray finds out why

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Japanese Story (DVD)

Japanese Story (DVD)

This offbeat tale between an Australian geologist and a Japanese businessman was largely overshadowed by another Japanese story on its original release (Sofia Coppola’s Lost In Translation). Ben McCann thinks it’s worth seeking out on DVD

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Sean Penn: His Life and Times

Sean Penn: His Life and Times

Until now, Sean Penn has deliberately kept his private life away from the spotlight, preferring to let his work do the talking, but the first authorised biography of the actor is about to it our shelves. Deborah Allison finds much to admire

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Take My Eyes

Take My Eyes

Spanish cinema has produced some of the most exciting actors and directors in Europe over recent years, and this award-winning new film by Iciar Bollain looks set to continue the trend. Antonio Pasolini reviews a Spanish domestic drama

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The 42nd New York Film Festival

The 42nd New York Film Festival

Seeking solace from the antics of a freshly re-elected George Dubya, Thessa Mooij and Marina Gorbunova bring us an exclusive report from this year’s New York Film Festival. At least some things Stateside seem to be moving in the right direction…

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The 2004 London Film Festival

The 2004 London Film Festival

In his first instalment from this year’s BFI London Film Festival, Metin Alsanjak rounds up the highlights of the first week, including the latest films from the indomitable Mike Leigh and the critically-lauded director David Gordon Green

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The Corporation

The Corporation

The modern world is ruled by big business, but how many of us really know what goes on behind the glass doors of the world’s biggest companies? KJ Doughton reviews a new documentary that aims to shed some light on the subject

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Alfie

Alfie

Michael Caine’s Alfie was one of the seminal creations of sixties British cinema, but this recent remake starring Jude Law translates the character across the pond to noughties New York. Ben McCann wonders why they bothered

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