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Will Oscar stop looking back?

Period pieces have dominated the Oscars for a decade, but this year the pattern might be broken. Mark Morris rates the nominees and wonders if time is up for history.

Heel against their heads

Feel-good movie Heel Against the Head has left a trail of debt and bad blood. Andrew Worsdale reports.

Aw, shucks, you shouldn’t have…

On Sunday the film world will turn towards Hollywood and this year's Oscars. But you will search in vain for an award for overacting, and there'll be no mention of the Best Performance By An Arse. Righting that wrong, Andrew Collins presents the Alternative Oscars.

Toys keep swinging

<b>Review: Toy Story 2</b>

What’s a nice girl like Sue doing in a place like this?

Alison Powell on Girl, Interrupted and the American art of going mildly, stylishly loopy.

Obscene satire

<b>Review: South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut</b>

Director out to murder

Boys Don't Cry director Kimberly Peirce is caught up in queer culture and the drama of the murder mystery. She spoke to William Pretorius.

Truly, madly, Ripley

<b>Review: The Talented Mr Ripley</b>

Jude awakening

His Dickie Greenleaf in The Talented Mr Ripley is an arrogant playboy, but in real life Jude Law is just a highly confident movie star - with an Oscar nomination. He talks to Emma Brockes.

Movie industry Hi Jacked

Oliver Schmitz, director of the acclaimed Mapantsula, is making a new feature film after 13 years. But while the actors are local, the money is all foreign, reports Andrew Worsdale.

Rainbows on death row

<b>Review: The Green Mile</b>

It’s a wonderful death

'To me the core of film-making is to stir the emotions of the audience,' says Frank Darabont, director of tear-jerking prison movie The Green Mile. Stuart Jeffries tries not to laugh.


<b>Review: Man on the Moon</b>

True believer

Seventies comedian Andy Kaufman has been immortalised on celluloid in Man on the Moon, starring Jim Carrey. British comic Matt Lucas explains his fascination with America's ultimate hoaxer.

Love in Greeneland

<b>Review: The End of the Affair</b>

Suburban blitz

<b>Review: American Beauty</b>

A flurry of fine films

There was a strong South African presence at this year's Rotterdam Film Festival. Andrew Worsdale was there.

The nice man cometh

In American Beauty, Kevin Spacey finally gets to do likeable after years of being good at being bad. And he's up for an Oscar, writes Richard Rayner.

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