Exils

The Algerian-born filmmaker Tony Gatlif garnered much critical acclaim with Gadjo Dilo, released in 1997, and his latest film revisits many of the settings and characters from his previous work. Gordon Crombie joined his pilgrimage to the Algerian fatherland

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When the Last Sword is Drawn

When the Last Sword is Drawn

Chambara films – period stories set mainly during Japan’s feudal samurai past – are currently making something of a resurgence in Japan after a long spell in the doldrums. Deryck Swan reviews one of the latest contenders for the chambara crown

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Phone

Korean cinema is really starting to make inroads on the international scene, thanks especially to a series of innovative thrillers and chillers recently released in the UK on DVD. Colin Odell and Michelle le Blanc review Phone

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Anatomy Of Hell

Anatomy Of Hell

Catherine Breillat has never been a director afraid of courting controversy, and her latest film is certainly true to form, tracing the psycho-sexual relationship that develops between an unnamed man and woman. Ben McCann was less than impressed

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A Quick Chat With Patrick Keiller

A Quick Chat With Patrick Keiller

Patrick Keiller is undoubtedly one of British cinema’s true originals – a director whose work straddles the boundaries of art film, documentary, travelogue, social history and "psychogeography". With a new DVD just released, Patrick discusses his films with Edmund Hardy

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The Edukators

The Edukators

The German film industry seems to be undergoing something of a renaissance, with a clutch of talented young filmmakers and a newfound desire to confront the country’s difficult past. Jamie Sherry reviews another intriguing new German release

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Only Human

Only Human

In a companion piece to this week’s interview with Teresa de Pelegri and Dominic Harari, Antonio Pasolini reviews their new film, Only Human – in which the Jewish sense of humour meets Spanish screwball comedy

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The Jacket

The Jacket

Asylum movies are a tough nut to crack – for every One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Next, there’s a K-PAX – but this new film starring Adrien Brody and Keira Knightley looks promising, says Sarah Thompson

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Mysterious Skin

Mysterious Skin

Greg Araki emerged from the short-lived "New Queer Cinema" scene of the early 1990s, but unlike compatriot Todd Haynes, he hasn’t yet been able to graduate to mainstream success. Antonio Pasolini thinks this might be the film to do it

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Kingdom Of Heaven

Kingdom Of Heaven

Orlando Bloom secures his first full-blown leading man role in Ridley Scott’s new period epic, controversially set during the Crusades – another era of Muslim-Christian. East-West conflict. Steven Yates thinks it’s too much for Orlando to handle

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Downfall

The first German film to confront the last days of Adolf Hitler has caused a storm of controversy, mainly for its attempts to portray the more human side of the Führer. John Barker reviews "an important venture for German cinema"

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Dans Ma Peau (DVD)

Dans Ma Peau (DVD)

The issue of self-mutilation is hardly one that’s likely to pack out the multiplexes, but it forms the core of Marina de Van’s unsettling film in which the director also plays the central role. You’ll need a strong stomach to enjoy it, says Darren Amner

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Ong-Bak

Ong-Bak

Martial arts fans haven’t been this excited about a new film since Bruce Lee was alive, and now this hugely successful Thai film is about to hit screens across the UK. Leon Hunt wonders if it’s a sign of things to come

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The Trouble with Men

There are enough books about feminist issues in film to fill several libraries, but until now there have been relatively few that focus on the representation of masculinity in cinema. Beth Gilligan thinks the topic’s too large for one book to cope with

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Rebel Without A Cause

Rebel Without A Cause

It’s a cast-iron Hollywood classic and stars one of the world’s most iconic actors, and now Rebel Without A Cause has been re-released to mark the 50th anniversary of James Dean’s death. But does it still have any impact? Antonio Pasolini finds out

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Maria Full of Grace

Maria Full of Grace

The human consequences of the global drug trade are explored in this powerful film, which examines the issue through the first-hand experiences of a young Colombian woman in search of a better life. Review by KJ Doughton

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

It’s one of the most beloved cult British novels, and after countless adaptations and failed attempts, Hitchhiker’s has finally made it to the big screen. In a special feature for kamera.co.uk, Andy Murray examines the book’s enduring appeal

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