Thursday, April 9 2015
This late '60s flick is the curtain call for the Searchers actor Jeffrey Hunter.
Monday, April 6 2015
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 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
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
With "Lonesome Town", Danish composer and songwriter Emil Friis has crafted a "Coen brothers sonic film."
Tuesday, March 3 2015
This woman-centric western isn't a lost masterpiece, but rather an entertaining and sometimes fascinating pleasantry.
Wednesday, November 12 2014
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
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
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
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.