John Ford

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I've never seen … The Searchers
I’ve always imagined John Wayne as the epitome of gun-toting American racism. And I didn’t expect this white-supremacy parable to change my mind …

Steve Rose

22, May, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Roy Hargrove obituary
Gifted American trumpeter and flugelhornist who made it his mission to spread the jazz message

John Fordham

21, Nov, 2018 @1:27 PM

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From The Naked City to Double Indemnity – why the 1940s is my favourite film decade
War changed everything, destroying whole film industries and heralding a new era of realism, grit and shoots on location

John Patterson

28, Mar, 2018 @5:00 AM

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100 not out: Takashi Miike joins the world's most prolific directors
The Japanese director is known in the west for ultraviolence and boundary-pushing gore, but he has honed his craft in genres including family films to reach this career landmark

Phil Hoad

29, Nov, 2017 @9:03 AM

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Under fire: how cinema's new breed of cowboys are taking aim at the old west
They can be set anywhere from Australia to Pakistan – and increasingly it’s women who are shooting from the hip. With new westerns such as My Pure Land and Brimstone, the gunslinger genre continues to reinvent itselfin

Danny Leigh

13, Oct, 2017 @10:30 AM

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Five Came Back review – riveting Netflix history of how Hollywood took on Hitler
Mark Harris’s documentary about US studio directors’ impact on the second world war is a touch too gung-ho, but its story is enticing, smart and undeniably timely

Peter Bradshaw

31, Mar, 2017 @8:43 AM

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Doctor Strange; Endless Poetry; The Young Offenders and more – review
Benedict Cumberbatch makes for an odd superhero in a feast of enjoyable claptrap

Guy Lodge

05, Mar, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Hollywood to remake The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance as 80s mob thriller
New version will swap the 19th-century frontier setting of John Ford’s celebrated western for gangster-plagued, industrially decaying Pennsylvania

Ben Child

01, Oct, 2015 @11:51 AM

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My Darling Clementine review – making myths of American west into poetry
John Ford’s first postwar western is wildly inaccurate as historical document, but on the money if you want a magical, human vision of frontier land

Philip French

27, Sep, 2015 @7:00 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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Why we need to re-evaluate the films we once called great

Nobody wants to rock the boat when it comes to reassessing the classics, but face facts: Gregory's Girl is clunky, 2001: A Space Odyssey is never-ending, while Dirty Dancing is still brilliant, writes Joe Queenan

Joe Queenan

19, Dec, 2013 @1:37 PM

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Readers suggest the 10 best ... westerns

Last week we brought you Philip French's 10 best westerns. Here we present your thoughts on which films really should have made the list

Observer and Guardian readers

31, Jul, 2013 @11:51 AM

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