Sam Peckinpah

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Paul Newman, left, as Butch Cassidy, and Robert Redford, as the Sundance Kid, appear in the final shootout scene in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

It remains an oddity that two of the most successful US westerns ever emerged in a year when the genre looked to be dead in its boots. Sam Peckinpah’s(...)

Ben Johnson. Warren Oates, William Holden, and  Ernest Borgnine in The Wild Bunch. Photograph:  Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images

Present day audiences remember Sam Peckinpah’s western The Wild Bunch for its blood, but no less shocking is the film’s moral carnage. Two orgies of b(...)

Arrest mugshots of James “Whitey” Bulger, the late mobster who terrorised south Boston in the 1970s and 1980s.  “Black Mass” and “The Departed” drew glamourous versions of his character.

In a better world, we’d eulogise only the virtuous. We’d make films about philanthropists, anti-poverty campaigners and people who rescue kittens from(...)

Playwright Martin McDonagh: ‘New York audiences always respond especially well to Irish plays, so let’s see how they are with an English one’ Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

At a time when every allegation of sexual impropriety in film and theatre seems to be matched by a tone deaf response – we’re looking at you Matt Damo(...)

Harry Dean Stanton photographed in Los Angeles in October 2016. File photograph: Getty Images

Veteran US actor Harry Dean Stanton has died at the age of 91, his agent has said. The actor had appeared in dozens of films including Repo Man, Coo(...)

Darn tootin’: Chris Pine in Hell or High Water

We will never get another Howard Hawks or Raoul Walsh, but, every now and then, we see a film that pays homage to their spirit. David Mackenzie’s c(...)

Paraniod visions: Kevin McCarthy in Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Dr Miles Bennell (Kevin McCarthy) recounts, in flashback, a fantastic tale about pod people replacing his patients and friends: “At first glance every(...)

Charlie’s Country, the final part in Rolf de Geer’s exploration of indigenous culture in Australia will open the Cork Film Festival on November 7th. Screengrab: YouTube

An Australian film which has already earned its lead actor the best actor prize at Cannes and is Australia’s entry for best foreign film at next year’(...)