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The Film 100: Clint Eastwood, no. 89

March 24, 2013
THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY

At the height of the feminist movement, Eastwood became the model of masculinity.

The Film 100: John Wayne, no. 11

February 19, 2013
JOHN WAYNE

Wayne made only thirty-one westerns, but in these roles he established the code of the screen hero—free, fair, decisive and determined.

The Film 100: Gary Cooper, no. 52

January 22, 2013
GARY COOPER

To millions of men and women, Cooper embodied honor and decency.

The Film 100: Buster Keaton, no. 38

December 26, 2012
THE GENERAL

Keaton established himself as an icon—the unwitting simpleton overrun by the modern mechanized world—repeatedly using his physical dexterity to overcome intractable machines.

Half the Sky: Women Auteurs III

April 6, 2012
DAUGHTERS OF CHAOS

At the vanguard of most every cinematic movement of the past century: women directors. The third of three ‘starter’ lists on women pays tribute.

Cowboys and Ambersons: Essential Films About Vanishing Ways of Life, Part 2

July 29, 2011
The Mighty Anthony Quinn in

By Keyframe ContributorsThe best movies that bring special poignancy to lives no longer present.

Last Picture Shows: Essential Films About Vanishing Ways of Life

July 29, 2011
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The best movies that bring special poignancy to lives no longer present.

Going Back In Search of “Hell:” An Interview with Alex Cox

July 7, 2011 | One Comment
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The cult director talks about making (and remaking) his two punk westerns Straight to Hell and Searchers 2.0,

10,000 Ways to Die: The Punk Westerns of Alex Cox

March 28, 2011 | One Comment

“Straight to Hell Returns” and “Searchers 2.0″ are violently comic neo-westerns where no one leaves intact.

True (or False) Grit

February 9, 2011

“True Grit”‘s Mattie Ross is only the latest in a long lineage of Women of the West both in front of and behind the camera.