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Review: The Killers (1964) · 10:50pm Jul 8th, 2016

A stripped down, no-nonsense adaptation of Ernest Hemmingway's 1927 short-story, which had previously been adapted in 1946 by Robert Siodmak, and starring Burt Lancaster and Ava Gardner, the 1964 version of The Killers is an effective and enjoyably straightforward film noir, directed with smooth efficiency by Don Siegel (Dirty Harry), and performed with skill by a clutch of great actors, such as Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, John Cassavetes, and, in his final role before entering politics,

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Review: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) · 5:17am Nov 6th, 2015

John Ford's penultimate Western serves as a dark deconstruction of the mythology of the Old West, and a mediation on how the difference between fact and myth is often a thin, blurry line, easily lost to the mists of time.

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