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The Director's Cut: John Huston
John Huston — director, screenwriter, ‘compulsive satyr’ — was a legend in his own picaresque lifetime, as much for his high jinks away from the camera as for his achievements…
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The 10 Most Rakish Villains Of Cinema
From The Italian Job’s Mr Bridger to James Bond’s famous adversary Emilio Largo, some of the most rakish characters of cinema have been villains. Here are the most memorable…
Code September 2017
The 15 Most Rakish New York Movies
Hollywood may be the byword for filmmaking, but many of the finest movies of all time have in fact been filmed in the mean streets of New York City. East Coast, represent.
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Absolute Power: Gene Hackman
To close our three part series exploring the work of some of the most rakish American actors of all time, we felt it only appropriate to end on an individual whose…
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The Director's Cut: Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock’s personality and characteristic traits are subject to intense debate. The Rake explores what made the complex but immensely talented director’s character so intriguing.
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Golden Ageing: Robert Redford
From gun-slinging outlaw to solitary sailor, Robert Redford has played every young boy’s dreams out in real life, making him one of The Rake’s most admired eminence grises.
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Still You See Me: Morgan Freeman
With an Academy Award and a long list of distinguished films under his belt, Morgan Freeman is enjoying the view from the summit of a stunning career.
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Chlorine Overdose: La Piscine
It is a story of jealousy, tragedy, repressed desires and … skimpy wardrobes. And at the centre of it all is one of cinema’s leading metaphors: the swimming pool. Josh Sims dives head-first into Jacques Deray’s 1968 movie La Piscine.