Feb 2001 ships from Dec 27 UK £2.90/US $6.95 FEATURE NEWS REVIEWS


• This supernatural-flavoured slow-burner sees the return of The Sixth Sense team of M Night Shyamalan and Bruce Willis, with Samuel L Jackson in sturdy support. Or is that fragile support? The stars and director break open a few secrets for us. Excerpts online!

Crouching Tiger, Hidden DragonCrouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – Film of the Month
• Why is this already our favourite film of 2001? Director Ang Lee, fighting star Michelle Yeoh and co-writer James Schamus on a sensational martial arts romance

Almost FamousAlmost Famous
• It has no major stars and is practically a biopic, but it's so good! Go behind the scenes with Patrick Fugit and Billy Crudup on Cameron Crowe's rock circus. Review here!

Geoffrey Rush and Kate Winslet in QuillsQuills
• We’re smelling Oscar nominations — but can a film based on sexual depravity win? Geoffrey Rush and director Philip Kaufman on their story of the imprisoned Marquis de Sade

Cast Away
• Yet another great film for January, this sees the re-teaming of Forrest Gump's actor/director combo Tom Hanks and Robert Zemeckis. We hear from them and screenwriter William Broyles Jr about their desert island movie

Call Sheet: Kiss Me Kate
• Howard Maxford talks to musical legends Kathryn Grayson and Ann Miller, director George Sidney and conductor André Previn about the re-released classic MGM musical (in 3-D!)

Reviews - your every film need catered for!
40 pages in all, covering:
 January Movies:
What a great start to the New Year, as Film Review shows in reviewing all the excellent films above, plus every other January release:
   Sexy Beast – an eclectic British cast featuring Ray Winstone, Ben Kingsley, Ian McShane and James Fox in a far from ordinary crime thriller
 Traffic – Newlyweds Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones topline Stephen Soderbergh's acclaimed reworking of a Channel 4 mini-series  Bounce – Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Affleck share on-screen chemistry in a contrived but capable tear-jerker from the director of The Opposite of Sex
 Our diligent section At a Cinema Near You gives you the lowdown on nearly 40 films still showing in the UK  Plus twenty pages of Home Entertainment – Reviews of the latest videos, books, CDs, DVDs, websites and more
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  • Despatches:
    Eight pages of the hottest movie news, in our new-look section
  • Forthcoming Attractions:
    Whet your appetite for the best of February's new movies including What Women Want and The Legend of Bagger Vance
  • Still Life:
    Diner - Whatever happened to the likely lads (five twentysomething friends) in Barry Levinson's excellent 1982 ensemble piece?
  • Brit at the Back:
    Sexy Beast
    Ray Winstone is this month’s interviewee, caught in mid-shoot for Jonathan Glazer's startling and stylish thriller
  • Competitions
    Win a selection of great video and DVD prizes in this issue. You can now enter our competitions by phone, e-mail or postcard (UK callers only – sorry).
  • The Best Seat in the House
    James Cameron-Wilson answers all your movie questions in Film Facts, and asks ’So you want to be a movie critic…?’ while revealing a little about his seedy Soho life!

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Pictures taken from this issue are copyright: Armando Gallo / Retna Ltd, Fox, Buena Vista, Columbia Tristar

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