Author Archives: Nik Huggins


August 27th, 2004 | by Nik Huggins

How many ball gags do you think you can cram into ninety minutes? For the answer watch ‘Dodgeball: A True

The Motorcycle Diaries

August 26th, 2004 | by Nik Huggins

In adapting a very personal account of one man’s voyage across South America, Brazilian director Walter Salles has mapped out

The Village

August 20th, 2004 | by Nik Huggins

M. Night Shyamalan delves into a 19th century period setting with The Village; his most pensive work to date, and

Shattered Glass

May 14th, 2004 | by Nik Huggins

Shattered Glass proves that the view from the floor can often be distorted. A biopic ostensibly based around the true-life

The Company

May 7th, 2004 | by Nik Huggins

With The Company, Robert Altman has once again taken a specialised environment, placed it under the microscope, prodded it and

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

April 30th, 2004 | by Nik Huggins

Another wordy title and another insane collaboration between a music video virtuoso and cinema’s most unconventional screenwriter, Charlie Kaufman, who’s

21 Grams

March 5th, 2004 | by Nik Huggins

The miniscule value suggested by the title is by far the lightest thing about 21 Grams. Alejandro González Iñárritu’s first


February 27th, 2004 | by Nik Huggins

From modest ambitions Valentin makes a big emotional impact. Alejandro Agresti, Argentina’s answer to Pedro Almodovar, has elegantly reconstructed the

School of Rock

February 6th, 2004 | by Nik Huggins

American independent filmmaker Richard Linklater has taken a sidestep into the mainstream with School of Rock, a musical comedy with

The Dreamers

February 6th, 2004 | by Nik Huggins

The cinema of Bernardo Bertolucci has provided the meat of many a heated film debate since his emergence in the

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