Howard Hawks

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Joe E Brown and Jack Lemmon in ‘Some Like It Hot’. Photograph: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc

Late last year, the BBC polled the world’s film critics to discover the “greatest comedy of all time”. The usual candidates showed up: Dr Strangelove (...)

Susan Wood: I didn’t realise Amy Schumer was such a good actress
Susan Wood: On My Culture Radar

Current favourite book I’ve been busy launching my own books, Women and Ireland, so I haven’t had a chance to read. But I have a pile of biographies (...)

Louise Brooks in “Pandora’s Box”: director GW Pabst wanted her for the role.

Watching the newly restored version of Pandora’s Box, one can’t help but suspect that Louise Brooks, who died in 1985, is some contemporary YouTube st(...)

Faced with the unenviable challenge of echoing the gorgeous, ex-carpenter cool of Harrison Ford in 1977, Alden Ehrenreich falls short

It’s weird to find a Star Wars film at Cannes (though it’s not unheard of). Well, Solo may be a Star Wars Story, but it’s not really a Star Wars film.(...)

Hallelujah! In the fight for gender equality, Hollywood has finally advanced to the position it occupied in 1958. For the first time since then, the t(...)

The one the critics want to win: Mahershala Ali and Alex R. Hibbert in Moonlight

There was a time when ranking the films nominated for the best picture Oscar would have been no more enticing a prospect than determining the greasies(...)

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(...)

Lost and sound: Carpenter in studio during the recording of Lost Themes

When they go on (and on, and on) about the Movie Brat generation who rocked Hollywood in the 1970s – the likes of Scorsese, Spielberg and Coppola –(...)

Lauren Bacall, who has died aged 89, was one of the great screen icons of the 20th century but was so nervous aged 19 in To Have and Have Not, her fir(...)

Actress Lauren Bacall has died oaged 89 years old. Photograph: by Baron/Getty Images

Lauren Bacall, the actress whose provocative glamour elevated her to stardom in Hollywood’s golden age and whose lasting mystique put her on a plateau(...)

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