Philip Noyce On Sound

Philip Noyce On Sound

To mark the 40th anniversary of Dolby Sound, we’re starting a brand new series this week exploring the relationship of sound and film through the eyes of some major directors. Peter Cowie opens the series with a fascinating interview with Philip Noyce

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Fantasia 2005 (Part 2)

Fantasia 2005 (Part 2)

In the second part of her report from this year’s Fantasia Film Festival, Marcelle Perks checks out a comedy-horror hybrid, a Herschell Gordon Lewis homage and a spoof of the Charlie Manson cult…

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Flesh

Though the spirit of Andy Warhol looms large over his work, director Paul Morrissey was a highly individual artist in his own right, and this new boxset from Tartan collects three of his most intriguing works. Review by Tim Smedley

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Yes

Another director whose critical reputation far outstrips her popular appeal, Sally Potter is certainly one of Britain’s more iconoclastic and experimental directors. Her latest film is Yes, a symbolic tale of love between a Lebanese doctor and an American scientist. Review by Antonio Pasolini

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En attendant le deluge

En attendant le deluge

Damien Odoul is one of those directors who seems doomed to be labelled with the ‘arthouse’ moniker – good for critcal acclaim, not so good for box-office receipts. After the cult hit of Le Souffle, Odoul is back with this ultra-theatrical film about the last wish of a dying man. Review by Darren Arnold

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Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

Well, it’s surely the collaboration we’ve all been waiting for, isn’t it? Roald Dahl’s twisted, brilliant words married with the warped imagination of Tim Burton is a confection worth savouring – but somehow, Laurence Boyce can’t help feeling a little let down

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FantAsia 2005

FantAsia 2005

FantAsia bills itself as ‘North America’s Premier Genre Film Festival’ – and despite strong competition from other events across the country, the festival seems to be more than holding its own. Marcelle Perks reports back from this year’s event

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So You Wanna Be a Director?

So You Wanna Be a Director?

You might not recognise the name of Ken Annakin, but you will almost certainly have watched at least one of his films – remember The Swiss Family Robinson, The Longest Day, or The Battle of the Bulge? Simon Jones reviews a new biography about a British director of the old school

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Overnight

It’s the stuff of which young indie directors’ dreams are made – debut film is made for peanuts, gets picked up by a Hollywood studio and fame and fortune follows – except for Troy Duffy, it didn’t work out quite like that. Antonio Pasolini reviews Overnight

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War Of The Worlds

War Of The Worlds

With huge hype, an interstellar cast and a planet-sized special effects budget, War Of The Worlds has reigned and conquered our screens this summer. A few weeks after its initial release Deryck Swan takes a carefully considered look at Spielberg’s latest

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César (BFI Classics)

César (BFI Classics)

Though best known for the Manon des Sources films (which he made in the 1980s), Marcel Pagnol’s film career stretches right back to the beginning of the medium. Ben McCann reviews a new book about one of his earliest films, César

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Brotherhood

The Korean war has long been overshadowed by other conflicts, though its bloody history is certainly no less powerful or worthy of remembrance. John Gorick reviews a new film that explores the war from the perspective of two Korean soldiers

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