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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.

Oscar loves the Brits

<i>Slumdog Millionaire</i> and <i>The Reader</i>'s Academy Awards expose a long-standing love affair, writes David Thomson.

A surge in lunacy

You can measure the hallucinatory experience of living in the United States according to a range of decisions that don't matter, writes David Thomson.

Making movies

By the mid-1960s, John Boorman was a young prospect being watched in the new British film industry. Boorman didn't go to university, or was ever apprenticed in the theatre. But his work in television had shown an ability to transform routine magazine programmes with the fresh air of real, awkward lives, writes David Thomson.

OBITUARY: Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Hepburn was an actress of substance whose intelligence and rootedness in true American values set her apart from other Hollywood icons, writes David Thomson.

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