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Features

Monday, February 24 2014

The Blackened Eyes of the Movie Men With No Name

Akira Kurosawa’s samurai, Stuart Heisler’s gangster, Sergio Leone’s cowboy, and George Miller’s misfit suffer a similar black eye, but with dramatically different effect.


Monday, October 13 2008

Cinema Qua Non - Indispensable DVDs: Part 2

Day Two - A demanding Decalogue overflowing with everything: from fascinating international fare, misbegotten masterworks, some out of the blue bafflers, and that seminal show about “nothing”.


Monday, June 18 2007

Part 2: The Changing Face of Filmmaking

Every staid situation needs shaking up, none more so that the labored Hollywood studio system. The titles chosen for this section stand out as reasons why things had to change, the results of those seismic stylistic shifts.


Columns

Thursday, May 17 2012

Sergio Leone: Something to Do with Death

Britain’s pop culture knight, Christopher Frayling, offers the definitive biography and interpretation of the Spaghetti Western maestro, Sergio Leone.


Reviews

Thursday, June 23 2011

Moral Ambiguity, Greyness and Imperfection in the Classic, 'Once Upon a Time in the West'

This is, literally and figuratively, a movie about the dirt under the fingernails of its characters, and how everyone has some of that dirt, no matter how they might appear on the outside or to those in society at large.


Sunday, November 16 2003

Once Upon a Time in the West: Special Collector's Edition (1968)

Sergio Leone never met a portentous entrance he didn't like.


Blogs

Wednesday, October 15 2014

Clint Eastwood Took to His Role in 'A Fistful of Dollars' as Though It Was His Destiny

Clint Eastwood may not have been a star when A Fistful of Dollars was released, but everything changed for him not long after that.


Thursday, January 13 2011

In Defense of a Limited Oeuvre: Sergio Leone

Along with names like Renoir, Welles, Hitchcock, and Kurosawa, Leone deserves a much stronger cinematic status - even with a limited creative canon.


Thursday, June 17 2010

They Call Me Classic: The Man with No Name Trilogy (Blu-ray)

Leone stands as one of the movie's most influential practitioners. He took the standard language in one of the art form's most important genres and redefined it in a way that brought new insight and importance to all aspects of film.


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