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The Western and Samurai Influences of ‘The Mandalorian’


The galaxy far, far away was inspired by the Old West and feudal Japan.

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Watch ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,’ Then Watch These Movies


We recommend movies to watch after you see the latest from the Coen Brothers.

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Shot By Shot: The Opening Scene of ‘Rio Bravo’


The first minutes of ‘Rio Bravo’ are among the greatest in cinema history. Let’s break them down.

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The Best Year in Movies Was 1959


Between John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, and Alfred Hitchcock, 1959 has it all.

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Why We Love the Old, Grainy Face of Film


This video essay uses Stagecoach to explore the everchanging face of film.