Denys Arcand Retrospective

Denys Arcand Retrospective

Denys Arcand’s latest film, The Barbarian Invasions, revisits the setting and characters of his previous domestic drama, The Decline and Fall of the American Empire, made back in 1986. Tim Applegate compares both films

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The Conversation

The Conversation

Coppola is best known for his big films of the 70s, including the first two Godfathers and the fire and brimstone of Apocalypse Now – but Tim Applegate thinks The Conversation is just as worthy of praise

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The Grifters

The Grifters

Stephen Frears has never been a director who has confined himself to one genre. The Grifters was his first foray into film noir, but almost never features in critical discussions of the genre. Tim Applegate thinks it deserves a second look

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Paper Moon

Paper Moon

In the 70s, Peter Bogdanovich was one of the leading directors of the movie brat generation, but his career has since dwindled into obscurity. Tim Applegate looks back over one of his best films, an odd couple story of a conman and his diminuitive apprentice

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Thieves Like Us

Thieves Like Us

Robert Altman changed the face of American cinema in the 1970s. Films like McCabe & Mrs Miller (1971) and Nashville (1975) are acknowledged classics, but Altman’s lesser work of the period also deserves reconsideration. Tim Applegate looks back over a little-known Altman tale from 1974, inspired by Nicholas Ray’s first feature They Live by Night (1947)

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