Ridley Scott

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Sorry, Ridley Scott, we just don’t think it’s safe to go back into the cinema | Rebecca Nicholson
The Last Duel director has blamed flighty ‘millennians’ for his latest epic film tanking, but maybe we’re not blockbuster-ready

Rebecca Nicholson

27, Nov, 2021 @3:00 PM

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House of Gucci review – Lady Gaga murders in style in true-crime fashion house drama
Ridley Scott’s pantomimey soap entertainingly tracks fractures in the fashion world as Patrizia Reggiano plots to kill her ex, Maurizio Gucci

Peter Bradshaw

22, Nov, 2021 @11:00 PM

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Gaga, Gucci and prison ferrets: how true crime conquered the world
Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci stars Lady Gaga in a tale of fashion and murder. But is true crime – once the soul of cinema, from thrillers and horrors to westerns – now outgrowing the big screen?

Danny Leigh

17, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Ridley Scott films – ranked!
With The Last Duel out now, and House of Gucci at the end of the month, we rate the top 20 movies by the go-to director for swords, sandals, cyborgs and Sigourney

Peter Bradshaw

04, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Madness in her method: Did Lady Gaga really stay in character for 18 months?
Lady Gaga inhabited her role in upcoming drama House of Gucci off screen and on for a year and a half. Was the ‘psychological difficulty’ she suffered as a result worth it?

Stuart Heritage

03, Nov, 2021 @3:05 PM

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The Last Duel review – swordplay without subtlety
Ridley Scott gets bogged down in medieval mud and murk as he attempts to tell a rape-revenge story starring Jodie Comer, Matt Damon and Adam Driver

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

17, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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The Last Duel review – storytelling with gusto in Ridley Scott’s medieval epic
Jodie Comer comes up against odious men played by Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Adam Driver in a reverse rape-revenge parable set in 14th-century France

Peter Bradshaw

14, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The top 20 duels in cinema – ranked!
Forty-four years after The Duellists, Ridley Scott draws swords again with his star-studded swashbuckler The Last Duel. But which one-on-one fight film is the champion? Let mortal combat begin …

Anne Billson

07, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Degrees of separation: what links The Many Saints of Newark to Hamilton?
The Sopranos, Nicole Holofcener, Matt Damon and a duel: join the dots to get up to speed on what everyone’s talking about this week

Larry Ryan

02, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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The Last Duel review – Affleck, Damon and Driver deliver damp mullets in the fog
An all-star cast and some showstoppingly horrible hair can’t save Ridley Scott’s medieval epic

Jonathan Romney in Venice

10, Sep, 2021 @7:30 PM

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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon: The Last Duel is a feminist movie
Reuniting as writers for the first time since Good Will Hunting, the actor-producers say that the medieval-set saga has clear contemporary relevance

Andrew Pulver

10, Sep, 2021 @4:21 PM

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Neill Blomkamp: ‘It’s possible Ridley Scott watched Chappie and was like: this guy can’t do Alien’
The Oscar-nominated writer-director of District 9 talks why his Alien film fell apart and why he went back to basics for his new movie

Benjamin Lee

21, Aug, 2021 @5:30 AM

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