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Category Archives: The Western

SONCHIRIYA (2019, India, dir. Abhishek Chaubey)

The Dacoit Western is a transnational film genre forged out of a synthesis between the Dacoit film and the Italian Western in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The dacoit … Continue reading

March 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

THE MAGNIFICENT 7 (Dir. Antoine Fuqua, 2016, US)

What if you got the opportunity to rework a contestable classic but had nothing to say? This is pretty much what The Magnificent 7 feels like. One can probably imagine the … Continue reading

September 28, 2016 · 2 Comments

HELL OR HIGH WATER (Dir. David Mackenzie, 2016, US)

With a title straight out of a Sam Fuller film, Hell or High Water is a delicious neo-noir Western, or a ‘film soleil’ as film writer Adam Batty pointed out … Continue reading

September 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Re-imagining Slavery in Django Unchained

Christoph Waltz and Jamie Foxx The exponential critical discourse on Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained poses an equally difficult task for anyone who wishes to write comprehensively about the film since … Continue reading

January 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

OMAR AHMED

UK-based Film Scholar and PhD Researcher (Indian Parallel Cinema) at The University of Manchester (AHRC 2015).

Previously Head of Film (2003 – 2016) at Aquinas College, Stockport.

Contact:
oahmed5@gmail.com

LATEST PUBLICATION: ROBOCOP (Auteur/Columbia University Press, 2018)

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