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DEADWOOD; TIMOTHY OLYPHANT INTERVIEWED (2006): It's always the quiet ones . . .

DEADWOOD; TIMOTHY OLYPHANT INTERVIEWED (2006): It's always the quiet ones . . .

There are few more quiet characters on television than Sheriff Seth Bullock who broods with repressed menace throughout the gritty Western series Deadwood. His dialogue usually comes down to a few lines like, “I appreciate your kind concern” or “Don’t!” Yet get 38-year old actor Timothy Olyphant -- who plays the...

GOMORRAH, a film by MATTEO GARRONE (Madman DVD, 2009)

GOMORRAH, a film by MATTEO GARRONE (Madman DVD, 2009)

Most tourists to Italy tend to visit the north for very good reason: up there are the big boxes to tick off: Renaissance Florence; the canals and contemporary art of Venice; the grandeur that was Rome; the medievalism of Siena and so on. The north is where the art and culture resides (at least in the tourist's imagination and seen through...

THE BRAVADOS and BANDOLERO! (DVD): Westerns of the outlaw kind

THE BRAVADOS and BANDOLERO! (DVD): Westerns of the outlaw kind

The early years of the 21st century saw a revival of gritty, realistic and unglamorous westerns with morally ambivalent characters. Clint Eastwood (of course) had set the tone in the early Nineties with Unforgiven; Kevin Costner and Robert Duvall resurrected the genre to great critical if not commercial success in 2004 with Open...

GOODFELLAS, a film by MARTIN SCORSESE: Making a killing in crime

GOODFELLAS, a film by MARTIN SCORSESE: Making a killing in crime

Within the ever-expanding genre of gangster flicks - from 1931 and James Cagney's Irish hood in Little Caesar to the quiet menace of Tony Soprano - there could never be consensus about the best Mob movie in any first-past-the-post system. But Martin Scorsese's GoodFellas from 1990 would certainly take the prize in any...

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