Frank Capra

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Vote with your feet: film, music, art and more to engage you politically
From the heroic Mr Smith using political institutions to clear his name to Naomi Klein’s exposé of the sharp end of globalisation, our critics choose political cultural works that inspire

Peter Bradshaw, Jonathan Jones, Alim Kheraj, Steven Poole and Kate Wyver

24, Jan, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Books and films censored under Franco still circulating in Spain
Dictator who died in 1975 stamped out mention of Spanish civil war, sexuality and anti-Catholic views

Ashifa Kassam in Madrid

29, Dec, 2021 @7:31 PM

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Want horror for Halloween? Critics pick music, books, games and more to help
From a creepy Hollywood comedy to trick or treat for gamers, Guardian critics suggest their cultural classics

Peter Bradshaw, Alison Flood, Keza MacDonald, Phil Harrison and Jenessa Williams

31, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Why do artists like the Pogues and Frank Capra have a special Christmas pedestal? | Rick Burin
Fairytale of New York and It’s a Wonderful Life evoke a unique and persistent magic, says writer Rick Burin

Rick Burin

29, Nov, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Paul McCartney writes first musical, stage version of It's a Wonderful Life
Former Beatle is to write songs for Frank Capra’s ‘universal story’, working with Lee Hall, author of Billy Elliot

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

17, Jul, 2019 @11:05 PM

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From femme fatale to cattle rancher: how Barbara Stanwyck bucked convention
Her versatility made her a star of Hollywood’s golden age, but Stanwyck’s best characters were always fighters who, like herself, had tasted life’s bitterness

Pamela Hutchinson

18, Jan, 2019 @10:57 AM

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It’s a Wonderful Life review – Capra's Christmas cracker shines anew
A crisis in housing, a racist ruling class and a struggle against a hideous ego-plutocrat who names everything after himself – this 1946 classic still resonates

Peter Bradshaw

14, Dec, 2018 @3:00 PM

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Who is the best Oscar-winning director of all time?
Capra? Coppola? Bigelow? Our chief film critic crowns one of five nominees the Oscar of Oscars champion – and reveals who you picked as your winner

Peter Bradshaw

31, Jan, 2018 @2:17 PM

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Post-Brexit passport-free access to language and culture | Letters
Brief letters: Wales | Specs scenes | Obscure ingredients | Hyperemesis gravidarum | Theresa May


05, Sep, 2017 @4:50 PM

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Brooklyn; James White; Suffragette; He Named Me Malala; The Intern; Burnt; It Happened One Night – review
Saoirse Ronan shines in a fairytale of New York, Bradley Cooper lays it on a plate – and why the unfancied James White deserves a second look

Guy Lodge

28, Feb, 2016 @6:59 AM

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It’s a Wonderful Life: my most overrated Christmas film
Frank Capra’s classic movie is a celebration of picket-fence smugness. Boring Bedford Falls would have been better had George Bailey never lived, writes Andrew Gilchrist

Andrew Gilchrist

22, Dec, 2014 @9:27 AM

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Five Came Back review – great Hollywood directors and the second world war

Mark Harris's study of the interwoven war careers of Ford, Wyler, Capra, Stevens and Huston impresses Philip French

Philip French

17, Mar, 2014 @10:00 AM

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