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Western

How Sam Peckinpah transformed the TV western

By Justine Smith

Before he moved into films, the director conceived a bold, unromanticised vision of the American frontier.

How the politics of High Noon forged a new path for the western

By Rich Johnson

Condemned as ‘un-American’ upon release, Fred Zinnemann’s 1954 classic remains one of the most forward-thinking films of its era.

Have film audiences fallen out of love with the western?

By Christina Newland

The poor box office performance of The Sisters Brothers and films like it suggests interest in this quintessential American film genre is on the wane.

The low-slung, slyly subversive westerns of Budd Boetticher

By Nick Pinkerton

A new Blu-ray box set offers occasion to celebrate this horseriding, bullfighting artisan of the western.

The Magnificent Seven

By David Jenkins

Antoine Fuqua drags the beloved 1960 all-star dad western kicking and screaming into the 21st century.

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Natalie Portman tools up in the new Jane Got a Gun trailer

By Little White Lies

The actress plays a gunslinging mother who takes on a gang in this gritty revenge western.

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