How The French Connection reinvented the Hollywood cop movie

“In his pursuit of justice, Doyle is a case study of compulsive desire – constantly chasing after somebody, or something, with bipartisan carnage left in his wake.” In Bullitt, Steve McQueen takes us on a 10-minute rollercoaster ride around San Francisco. Share this Words Jarek Kupsc Share this Share this What kind of a man does it take to crack the biggest heroin smuggling operation in New York? From the sniper assassin to the terrorised citizens on a runaway train, this is America on a collision course with itself. But…

The Harder They Fall – first-look review

Across town, another formidable gang is reunited as Buck’s loyal companions, including Cherokee Bill (LaKeith Stanfield) and ‘Treacherous’ Trudy Smith (Regina King), pull off an impressive train heist to free their incarcerated leader, before seeking to regain both money and power. People. This news sends him on a quest for vengeance, rounding up a fearsome gang and forming an unlikely partnership in Bass Reeves (Delroy Lindo), a marshal also hunting Buck. The Harder They Fall is a thrilling feature debut from Jeymes Samuels, redefining the movie western for a modern…

Jeymes Samuel: ‘Movie westerns have lied to us our whole lives’

And then the buildings of New Orleans. The story is fiction but the people existed. Can you talk a bit about your visual influences and the set design? It’s already like a score for Westerns [begins to make Dub noises]. I shot a proof of concept short film called They Die by Dawn, which was my initial foray into the Old West. My set decorator is a man called Martin Whist. I’m in love with pretty much everything this guy does, so it was a joy to work with him.…