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Top 10 action movies

10 October 2013 12:27 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Yippee-ki-yay! It's action-movie time! From Die Hard to Deliverance, here's what the Guardian and Observer's critics think are the 10 best ever made. Let us know what you think in the comments below

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Peter Bradshaw on action movies

In some ways, it should be the quintessential cinema genre. After all, what does the director shout at the beginning of a take? Action – at times a euphemism for violence and machismo – evolved into a recognisable genre in the 80s. Gunplay and athleticism resurfaced in a sweatier and more explicitly violent form, with movies such as Sylvester Stallone's First Blood. The hardware was all-important, and the metallic sheen of the guns was something to be savoured alongside the musculature of the heroes. The genre spawned the action hero. These were not pretty-boys there to melt female hearts: they were there to get a roar of approval from the guys. »

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Quentin Tarantino to Receive 5th Lumiere Award

20 June 2013 5:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Madrid — Quentin Tarantino will receive the 5th Lumiere Award at France’s 2013 Lumiere-Grand Lyon Festival, a unique film event held in the city of Lyon, whose program is made up almost entirely of theatrical screenings of movie re-runs, restorations and re-issues.

Setting the bar high, prior Lumiere Award recipients since the Lumiere Festival launched in 2009 were Clint Eastwood, Milos Forman, Gerard Depardieu and Ken Loach.

Running Oct. 14-20, the highly popular Lumiere Festival is organized by Lyon’s Institut Lumiere, which is headed by Bertrand Tavernier and Thierry Fremaux.

A highly popular figure in France, where “Django Unchained” has grossed $37.3 million at French theaters, just shy of current 2013 chart topper “Iron Man 3,” Tarantino will receive his award on Oct. 18 at Lyon’s Convention Center Amphitheater, in all probability before a full-capacity 3,000 crowd.

A Lumiere Festival press release noted Thursday that Tarantino will receive the 2013 Lumiere Award “for his entire film career, »

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