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In 132 pages…

X-Men 3: The Last Stand
Those irrepressible mutants are back for another movie outing and rumour has it that this time it really is war as the X-Men and the Brotherhood of Mutants go at it in a final super-powered showdown.
We bring you all the latest news and gossip from the film’s tempestuous production

Jake Gyllenhaal in Brokeback MountainBAFTAs for Brokeback
• Director Ang Lee's tale of forbidden love in cowboy country has triumphed at this years BAFTA's taking four of the most coveted awards. Check out the full list of winners here.

Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman
• The actress tells us about her role in the Wachowski Brothers new Sci-Fi spectacular V for Vendetta. The actress reveals all about her thought-provoking new film

Australian WesternThe Proposition
• The director and stars of this remarkable Australian Western, including Guy Pearce and Danny Huston, talk to us about the film’s treacherous shooting conditions.

We also talk to musician turned screenwriter Nick Cave about the inspiration for his story

Felicity Huffman
• After winning a Golden Globe for her performance as a transsexual man in Transamerica, the star looks set to pick up the best actress Oscar. She talks about the challenges of playing the role and remembers a particularly embarrassing audition with Robert De Niro

• Director Gavin Hood tells us why his Oscar-nominated film about life in the Johannesburg criminal underworld reveals the real South Africa

London Film Critics Circle Awards
Film Review enjoys a glass or two of sherry with Sir Dickie Attenborough at the year’s most entertaining awards ceremony

Susan Sarandon and John Turturro
• The Oscar-winning actress and acclaimed actor/director tell us about bringing some song and dance glamour to the streets of New York in Romance and Cigarettes

Stephanie Leonidas
• With her leading role in new Fantasy film MirrorMask looking set to make her star, we talk to the young actress about shooting this visually stunning tale

Lars Von Trier (Directors Chair)
• The innovative director of Dogville and The Idiots discusses crafting his latest movie, slave drama Manderlay

Nathan Fillion
• The actor reveals all about playing rough and ready space cowboy Mal Reynolds in Sci-Fi spectacular Serenity, new to DVD

Buster Keaton
• We take a look at the remarkable career of one of silent cinema’s greatest stars and review a new DVD collection of his greatest work


Mira Sorvino and Academy President Sid Ganis read the nominations2006 Oscar Nominations
• The nominations have been announced for the 78th Academy Awards and Ang Lee's tale of forbidden love, Brokeback Mountain looks like it's going to dominate

The Bigger Picture
• We take a look at upcoming releases Miami Vice, The Da Vinci Code and The Break Up

Your Film Review
• What our Antipodean readers thought of George Clooney’s Good Night, and Good Luck

The Film That Changed My Life
• Christopher Lee tells us why watching director James Whale’s classic chiller Frankenstein is a childhood memory he holds dear to his heart

1-star film Our reviews section! 5-star film
What Film Review is all about!
16 packed pages bringing you the next four weeks of releases!

New Movies! Almost 30 new releases –
including the above as well as...

  • Syriana
    Can a George Clooney film about corruption in the oil industry really set the box office alight?
  • The Pink Panther
    Will Steve Martin be able to capture Peter Sellers magic in this remake of the comedy classic?
  • The Hills Have Eyes
    Can this remake of John Carpenter’s classic horror really be as scary as the original?

Home Entertainment – 14 pages reviewing the latest cable and satellite films showing at home, videos, books, CDs, DVDs…

  • Our DVD section has all the latest movies heading for the high street. There’s Lord of War starring Nicolas Cage as a morally bankrupt gun-runner, Guy Ritchie’s latest crime caper Revolver and Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, the long awaited return of the heroic cheese-loving duo
  • We take a look at Altman on Altman, a new book featuring in depth interviews with director Robert Altman on his incredible career
  • The soundtrack for Oscar-nominated documentary Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room gets us planning a hostile takeover

Despatches: – 13 packed pages of the
hottest movie news and gossip

  • Chris Penn RIP
  • Bond director arrested in vice sting
  • Joe Pesci investigated over punching incident

  • Competitions
    We’ve some fantastic prizes to give away this issue
    10 DVD copies of the fabulous movies Primer, The Constant Gardener, Murderball and Howl’s Moving Castle up for grabs in our movie question competitions.
    10 DVD copies of Finder’s Fee to give away in our crossword competition and
    10 DVDs of Lord of War to give away to anyone who gets a letter published in our esteemed Post Production letters page

  • Film Facts
    All your cinematic questions answered by our resident expert

  • Next Issue
    We take a look at next issue’s hot releases, including Hostel
    A terrifying new Horror film produced by Quentin Tarantino, The White Countess
    The last movie from film-makers Merchant Ivory’s and
    Alien Autopsy, the feature film début of TV’s Ant and Dec

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