Robert Altman

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Movies about movies – ranked!
Odes to cinema from Sam Mendes, Steven Spielberg and Damien Chazelle will jostle for Oscar glory next year – until then, here are 20 of the best films about film-making well worth dimming the lights for

Anne Billson

15, Sep, 2022 @12:05 PM

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Fred Ward obituary
Actor who played ‘second lead’ to perfection and brought comic relief to the cult horror thriller Tremors

Michael Carlson

17, May, 2022 @4:07 PM

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Veteran actor Fred Ward, star of The Right Stuff and Tremors, dies aged 79
The character actor was part of the ensemble casts of Robert Altman’s films Short Cuts and The Player, and had a career in film and television that spanned five decades

Andrew Pulver

13, May, 2022 @3:59 PM

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‘The enemy is the audience’: Robert Altman’s The Player at 30
The director’s razor-sharp Hollywood satire offered up a horribly prescient look at an industry turning away from creativity and toward commercialism

Noah Gittell

10, Apr, 2022 @6:07 AM

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What connects Drive My Car to Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood?
From Haruki Murakami to Paul Thomas Anderson via The Big Sleep, Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s latest film inspires a trip down the rabbit hole

Larry Ryan

20, Nov, 2021 @1:00 PM

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‘Odd, free and uninhibited’: Karen Black, Hollywood’s great singer-actor
She worked with Jack Nicholson, Robert Altman and more – and had a sideline in spectral, beautiful songwriting. As her lost songs are released, those close to Karen Black remember her

Andrew Male

19, Jul, 2021 @11:43 AM

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Nashville review – Robert Altman’s country classic still sings
With its constant soundtrack of country music and political commentary, Altman’s sprawling state-of-the-nation epic reverberates with the troubled zeitgeist of the 70s

Peter Bradshaw

25, Jun, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Robert Altman’s 20 best films – ranked!
From The Long Goodbye to Short Cuts, Altman’s innovative movies have influenced a generation of film-makers. With the re-release of Nashville and a BFI tribute, we rank the work of one of America’s greatest directors

Ryan Gilbey

17, Jun, 2021 @11:00 AM

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George Segal: a defining face of 1970s Hollywood with a late-career resurgence
The romcom player appeared opposite everyone from Barbra Streisand to Glenda Jackson before almost disappearing from screens. But a late-career turn on TV brought new admirers

Peter Bradshaw

24, Mar, 2021 @12:43 PM

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My streaming gem: why you should watch Images
The latest in our series of writers highlighting underappreciated films sees a recommendation for Robert Altman’s dreamlike 70s horror

Steve Rose

06, Apr, 2020 @7:35 AM

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M*A*S*H at 50: the Robert Altman comedy that revels in cruel misogyny
The anti-war film – regarded as one of the greatest comedies of all time – has a problem with women

Noah Gittell

22, Jan, 2020 @7:15 AM

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Alan Rudolph: 'People just don't surrender to my movies, ever'
The former protege of Robert Altman has made a string of quietly appreciated films that have struggled to break out and after a 16 year hiatus, he’s back with another unlikely project

John Patterson

30, Apr, 2018 @8:00 AM

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