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Thursday, April 9 2015

Jeffery Hunter Starred in ‘Find a Place to Die’ Just a Year Before His Tragic Death

This late '60s flick is the curtain call for the Searchers actor Jeffrey Hunter.


Monday, April 6 2015

Emil Friis - ‘Sand in Your Eyes’ (album stream) (Premiere)

Sand In Your Eyes is an evocative example of how, given a distinct mood, an album can become a film in one's mind.


Monday, March 30 2015

Double Take: The Searchers (1956)

Double Take heads out West and into the disfigured psyche of Ethan Edwards. Do we figure him out completely? That'll be the day. But we went out looking hard for him anyway.


Thursday, March 26 2015

‘Stranger at My Door’ Is a Western That Doesn’t Settle for the Obvious

This isn't some towering milestone of the genre, but it's something harder to pull off: a quietly intelligent, handsomely made, satisfying B-western.


Wednesday, March 11 2015

Emil Friis - “Lonesome Town” (audio) (Premiere)

With "Lonesome Town", Danish composer and songwriter Emil Friis has crafted a "Coen brothers sonic film."


Tuesday, March 3 2015

Women Run the Street Showdowns in ‘Woman They Almost Lynched’

This woman-centric western isn't a lost masterpiece, but rather an entertaining and sometimes fascinating pleasantry.


Wednesday, November 12 2014

A Few Codes of the Western Protagonist

The “true” codes of the Western hero, as borne out in an excavation of the subtleties in major films of the canon, are really more perverse than moral, more calculating than artless.


Tuesday, November 4 2014

‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’ Places Seth MacFarlane’s Ego Front and Center

Perhaps MacFarlane will learn from his experiences, but with any luck, he'll learn the biggest lesson of all: his talents are required behind the camera, not in front of it.


Wednesday, July 9 2014

‘Ramrod’ Is a Western of Doubles

Andre De Toth's noir-ish western, Ramrod, is notable for its examination of doubles; almost every character has someone else who matches their identity.


Sunday, April 21 2013

Django May Be Unchained, But America Is Never Unshackled from Its Racist Past

Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained is at its strongest when it problematizes America's racist past.The destruction of Candyland not only vindicates Django’s revenge-fuelled quest, but also implies that slavery itself has been wiped off the face of the earth.


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