Gene Hackman

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Sharon Stone! Leonardo DiCaprio! Sam Raimi’s The Quick and the Dead deserves your time
This 1995 western has been widely overlooked but it is good camp fun, starring Stone as a mysterious woman who enters a gunslinger contest in an outlaw town

Elizabeth Flux

24, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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The Royal Tenenbaums at 20: Wes Anderson’s finest and funniest movie
The precise dysfunctional family film set a template for the writer-director’s ouevre and gave Gene Hackman and his on-screen offspring some of their greatest roles

Scott Tobias

14, Dec, 2021 @7:06 AM

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The French Connection at 50: one of the greatest New York movies ever
William Friedkin peaked in 1971 with his thrilling crime drama, known for its show-stopping car chase, but elevated by so much more

Scott Tobias

09, Oct, 2021 @6:05 AM

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'My favourite forgotten film' – you recommend your best streaming gems
As our writers continue to highlight under-seen films available to stream, you’ve replied with your favourites, ranging from sci-fi to action to comedy

Guardian readers

06, May, 2020 @6:20 AM

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I grew up watching disaster movies. Here’s what I’ve learned | Hadley Freeman
From Armageddon to Outbreak, there’s something reassuring about their predictability, now more than ever

Hadley Freeman

21, Mar, 2020 @11:30 AM

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Harry Dean Stanton obituary
The long-time David Lynch collaborator left a legacy of quintessentially American roles that spanned decades and won him an army of admirers

Ronald Bergan

16, Sep, 2017 @12:18 AM

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My favorite best picture Oscar winner: Unforgiven
Clint Eastwood went back to the genre that made his name and deconstructed its tropes, making it current by incorporating the psychological impact of killing

Lanre Bakare

21, Feb, 2017 @1:28 PM

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Absolute Power at 20: what we can learn from a thriller about an evil president
The Clint Eastwood political potboiler is a fascinatingly terrible film built from hair-brained anti-Clinton conspiracy theories, but what role does it play today?

John Paterson

14, Feb, 2017 @12:45 PM

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Mississippi Burning review – incandescent civil rights thriller
Alan Parker’s finest film, based on the notorious real-life murders of three civil-rights activists by the KKK, remains tragically relevant

Philip French

11, Oct, 2015 @7:00 AM

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My favourite Cannes winner: The Conversation
Continuing our series in which writers choose their favourite Palme d’Or winners. Today: Francis Ford Coppola’s taut, scratchy paranoia classic starring Gene Hackman

Catherine Shoard

22, Apr, 2015 @12:51 PM

Why I love … the 'Captain, I cannot concur' scene in Crimson Tide

Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman show us how it should be done, as a gung-ho nuclear sub captain meets his match, writes Emily Wilson

Emily Wilson

22, Oct, 2013 @12:06 PM

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Scarecrow – review

Gene Hackman and Al Pacino are a winning combination in Jerry Schatzberg's blue-collar road movie from 1973, writes Philip French

Philip French

27, Apr, 2013 @11:01 PM

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