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Today in Movie History: February 15

Stagecoach is one of those movies whose influence kind of creeps up on you. Not only did it cement a number of Western conventions that later went on to become clichés (Monument Valley settings, cavalry arriving at the last minute, etc.), but it made a star out of John Wayne and turned director John Ford into Hollywood legend. It also featured …

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Cinderella (2015)

The central question before us with Disney’s new live-action version of Cinderella is a simple one: was this really necessary? The studio already has a perfectly serviceable animated classic (though I confess I’m not its biggest fan), to say nothing of last winter’s Into the Woods and dozens of non-Disney adaptations available as fast as you can get to your …