Samuel L Jackson

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What links Whitney Houston to Raiders of the Lost Ark – and Stanley Tucci’s recipes?
From a biopic of the singer to the adventures of the whip-cracking archaeologist, all via a galaxy far, far away

Larry Ryan

24, Dec, 2022 @1:00 PM

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‘Wow, Samuel L Jackson is here!’ – how Yorkshire became Marvel’s go-to location
Why did the superhero franchise descend on the moors? What made Tom Cruise film Mission: Impossible nearby, and Shane Meadows follow suit? We report from new screen star hotspot Halifax – now being renamed Haliwood

Hollie Richardson

16, Nov, 2022 @5:14 PM

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The Piano Lesson review – August Wilson revival hits a bum note
John David Washington and Samuel L Jackson star in a tonally misjudged drama oddly played for awkward laughs

Gloria Oladipo

14, Oct, 2022 @1:30 AM

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Jackie Brown review – Tarantino’s most romantic film is a stone-cold classic
Pam Grier and Samuel L Jackson are explosively good in this stylish crime thriller, with superb supporting turns from Robert Forster, Robert De Niro and Bridget Fonda

Peter Bradshaw

15, Sep, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Samuel L Jackson criticises Oscars for sidelining Poitier and losing mystique
The actor, who received an honorary Oscar this year, spoke out against the producers’ handling of the in memoriam section, as well as the choice of presenters

Catherine Shoard

15, Jun, 2022 @12:46 PM

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A Rage in Harlem by Chester Himes audiobook review – vintage crooks and conmen
Samuel L Jackson’s narration does full justice to this grimly comic novel from the mid-century master of New York crime

Fiona Sturges

08, Apr, 2022 @11:00 AM

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‘This is going to be cherished’: Samuel L Jackson and Elaine May receive honorary Oscars
Liv Ullmann and Danny Glover also honoured at Governors Awards, on night when Hollywood lavishes praise on beloved stars for lifetime achievements

Lois Beckett

26, Mar, 2022 @10:58 AM

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The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey review – this is Samuel L Jackson’s career-best performance
Poignant, vulnerable, unsparing: the actor’s portrayal of a man with dementia in this new drama is clearly a passion project – and it carries the show

Lucy Mangan

10, Mar, 2022 @4:41 PM

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The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard review – a nausea whack
This action comedy sequel is even more cliched and crass than the original

Wendy Ide

20, Jun, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The Long Kiss Goodnight: a masterful performance from Geena Davis obliterates nonsensical plot
Samuel L Jackson’s low-rent private eye pairs up with Davis’s schoolteacher when her former assassin identity starts violently reemerging in this 90s action thriller

Greta Parry

13, Jun, 2021 @5:30 PM

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The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard review – Ryan Reynolds back in a tiresome sequel
Reynolds returns as bodyguard Michael Bryce, with Samuel L Jackson as an assassin, Salma Hayek as his badass wife and Antonio Banderas as a Greek supervillain. Please stop

Peter Bradshaw

11, Jun, 2021 @3:51 PM

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Samuel L Jackson’s 20 best films – ranked!
Soon to be seen in The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, the actor has a CV taking in dancing losers, choric narrators, a Bible-misquoting killer – and Marvel’s coolest middleman

Peter Bradshaw

03, Jun, 2021 @11:00 AM

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