Antoine Fuqua’s star-jammed remake of The Magnificent Seven sees Denzel Washington corral a band of mercenaries, outlaws and sharp-shooters in order to defend a small village against a gang of thieves. It’s the first out-and-out western we’ve ever put on the cover, and to mark the occasion we pay tribute to one of the defining and most iconic American genres of the 20th century. Here’s a little taster of what’s inside…
Jessica Kiang explores the life and times of Denzel Washington, the fame-shunning enigma and star of The Magnificent Seven.
Director Antoine Fuqua explains why frequent collaborator Denzel Washington is the best actor of his generation.
An A to Z of Westerns
Fast-track your knowledge of this most American of movie genres with our go-to illustrated guide. We open on a historical map inspired by the work of John Ford, and close on a hat-tip to an icon of cowboy fiction.
We ask the question on everyone’s lips: what if the most villainous characters in the history of the western genre had fronted their own cereal brand?
Brady Corbet rhapsodises about working with 35mm film and the making of his directorial debut, The Childhood of a Leader; Ira Sachs explains how small stories can have a big impact with his fantastic new work, Little Men; genre film maestro Jaume Collet-Serra talks sharks, skylines and The Shallows; and Alex Cox discusses the 30th anniversary re-release of his punk odyssey, Sid and Nancy.
Mia Hansen-Løve gets philosophical (with cats!) in Things to Come; the western gets a nifty modern-day refit in Hell or High Water; the late Andrzej Zulawski gives us the berserko Cosmos as a parting gift; Todd Solondz shows us his Wiener-Dog; Pedro Almodóvar returns to form with Julieta; John Michael McDonagh declares War on Everyone; Mongolia’s coal mines become an entrance to hell in Behemoth; Woody Allen invites us to take a table at Café Society; and Viggo Mortensen flies the flag for log cabin liberalism as Captain Fantastic.
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