12 February 2001
Shadow of the Vampire is what you might call a biopic of a film. It is a fictionalised "making of", a fanciful account...
29 January 2001
In the course of his career, Steven Soderbergh has gone from being a well-meaning, low-budget tyro (Sex, Lies, and...
22 January 2001
The reputation of the Belgian-born film-maker Agnes Varda has rather suffered from a widespread definition of the term...
15 January 2001
So soon after the turkey-roasting season, the opening of Sexy Beast comes as something of a shock. There's Ray Winstone...
08 January 2001
Over the past decade, the Taiwanese director Ang Lee has offered a teasing challenge to students of auteur consistency...
25 December 2000
A doyen of film criticism whose passion for the movies is second to none recently fixed me with an Ancient Mariner...
04 December 2000
Eric Mendelsohn's Judy Berlin could loosely be described as a small-town idyll - and, these days, not many reputable...
27 November 2000
The best gag in Singin' in the Rain - released in a new print on 24 November - comes at the end of a legendarily...
20 November 2000
Christopher McQuarrie's The Way of the Gun is a mean, nasty, brutal film, but it is in no way a dumb one. It has the...
13 November 2000
Every now and then, we get a reminder that French cinema, even at its most mainstream, still contrives to do things...
30 October 2000
The Blair Witch Project may not rank among the very greatest horror films, but it was one hell of a marketing...
23 October 2000
I tend to take a lot of notes during press screenings: the more intriguing the film, the more notes. Sometimes, I write...
16 October 2000
The title of Edith Wharton's 1905 novel The House of Mirth comes from Ecclesiastes: "The heart of the wise is in the...
09 October 2000
Cinema's great overachiever, Rainer Werner Fassbinder had made more than 30 films by the time he died in his mid-...
02 October 2000
Stephen Daldry's debut feature was screened in Cannes this year under the title Dancer. The name has now been changed...

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