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If nothing else, Michael Winterbottom's updating of Tess of the D'Urbervilles to present-day India proves that Thomas Hardy will depress you no matter what the setting.
Tess of the D'Urbervilles set in present-day India
| July 20, 2012
Review: The Trip
In his brilliant "adaptation" of Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy , Michael Winterbottom created a self-reflexive parodic movie of the quintessential self-reflexive parodic novel .
| June 17, 2011
Review: The Killer Inside Me
Jim Thompson might be the darkest of noir writers, but Michael Winterbottom's version of Thompson's 1952 novel reduces its mirthful nihilism to lurid unpleasantness.
A killer with nothing inside him
| July 02, 2010
Cock and bull?
Americans will finally know who Steve Coogan is.
Interview: Not if it’s British actor Steve Coogan
| August 11, 2008
Keeping It Real
We’ll get used to it, I suppose, this new category of moviegoing distress. Sooner or later, we get used to everything.
Sticking to the facts in a post-9/111 world, Michael Winterbottom and Paul Greengrass lead a new breed of filmmaker
| June 20, 2007
No one will know what Danny Pearl felt as he was kidnapped, held prisoner, and beheaded by jihadist fanatics.
Winterbottom, Jolie lose Heart
| June 20, 2007
The girls of summer
It’s summer, so no one’s surprised at the onslaught of sequels, adaptations, or even movies based on toys. But films with Oscar-caliber women’s roles?
The season for blockbusters, sequels, and . . . great roles for women?
| May 18, 2007
Doom, gloom and zoom
Given the past year’s headlines, it can’t come as a surprise that some of the best films of 2006 had an edge of darkness to them.
A year in film
| January 16, 2007
Fast and semi-coherent, like the music it documents, Paul Rachman’s American Hardcore , from the book by Steven Blush, uses an efficient equation: band members talking + flyer graphics + grainy clips from live shows. Watch the trailer for American Ha
The lost generation of American Hardcore
| October 13, 2006
Fact or fiction?
It’s a morbid thought, to be sure, but could the recent suicide of three prisoners at the notorious US detention center have come at a better time for the release of The Road to Guantánamo ? Extraordinary rendition: The Road to Guantánamo can’t han
Mat Whitecross explains
| June 23, 2006
The Tipton Three today
You’d think that after escaping the black hole of US detention camps at Guantánamo, life would be pretty much downhill.
End of the Road ?
| June 21, 2006
Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross, directors of the flawed but inflammatory The Road to Guantánamo , go about telling the truth of injustice in a roundabout way. Fact or fiction? Mat Whitecross explains . By Peter Keough
The Road to Guantánamo can’t handle the truth
| June 21, 2006
Congratulations, Robert Altman.
Gerry’s Magnificent Seven; Lie with Me
| March 21, 2006
Winterbottom's take on Laurence Sterne’s monumental ode to digression itself begins with a digression about actor Rob Brydon’s teeth.
Michael Winterbottom adapts Tristram Shandy
| February 14, 2006
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