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David Thomson

David Thomson

    The last picture show: A sequel
    The last picture show: A sequel
    Not so long ago, Francis Ford Coppola used to make predictions about the future of cinema. It was going to be "electronic", he promised. Even while...
    Oscar loves the Brits
    Oscar loves the Brits
    When it comes to patriotic flag-waving and Oscar time, Slumdog Millionaire is as British as its young male star, Dev Patel, who hadn't been...
    A surge in lunacy
    A surge in lunacy
    We are in the culture of "non-binding decisions". What I mean by that is that, at this moment, you can measure the hallucinatory experience of...
    New movie, same story
    New movie, same story
    Six of Hollywood's 12 biggest hits last year were sequels. Next year, the proportion could be higher. A part of us is expected to nod at this news...
    Larger than life
    Larger than life
    Orson Welles: The Stories of his Life
    Making movies
    Making movies
    Adventures of a suburban boy
    OBITUARY: Katharine Hepburn
    OBITUARY: Katharine Hepburn
    Long before the end of her rich and irrepressible life, Katharine Hepburn,
    Quiet concern over Saigon saga
    Quiet concern over Saigon saga
    I hope Graham Greene is still paying attention, as the foolish dance goes on around the latest Quiet American. Not that he would be...