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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.

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>

Funny-peculiar

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

Magnolia blossoms

Paul Thomas Anderson's Hollywood epic has taken the Berlin film festival's top award. Derek Malcolm reports.

It’s grim out west

<b>Review: Angela's Ashes</b>

Joan of Aargghh

<b>Review: Joan of Arc</b>

In search of Patti

A South African artist has been trailing rock legend Patti Smith for the past five years, producing a groundbreaking film due for release at Cannes this year. Charl Blignaut reports.

Judd’s the ticket

Playing a tough heroine in the US hit, Double Jeopardy, has finally pushed Ashley Judd onto Hollywood's A-List. Mark Morris discovers a new age disciple enjoying the perks of fame - and desperate not to catch the dreaded London 'flu whilst on a promotional tour.

Birth pangs on the island

Recently M-Net took 21 aspiring African film-makers to a workshop on Gorèe Island. John Matshikiza wonders whether stars are made or born.

Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

Reviews: The Treaty of Chance and Why Not Me?

Interview with the sex dwarf

Gay avant-garde shock-auteur Bruce LaBruce is visiting South Africa as a guest of the Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. Shaun de Waal caught up with him in Cape Town.

Give the man a cigar

<b>Review: Buena Vista Social Club</b>

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