Articles tagged western

‘Wanted’ Is a Spaghetti Western That Will Leave You Wanting

The charisma of Giuliano Gemma and some stellar action sequences can't save this sub-par spaghetti western.

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Let the Face Speak for Itself: Hard Features in ‘The White Buffalo’

The mortal authenticity of Charles Bronson’s face needed no surgical denials or plastic justifications, unlike the onscreen stars of today's image-obsessed culture.

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Jeremiah Jae and L’Orange: The Night Took Us in Like Family

Rapper Jeremiah Jae and producer L’Orange’s cinematic The Night Took Us in Like Family brings to life the hip-hop Western.

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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.

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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.

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30 Mar 2015 // 8:47 AM

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.

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‘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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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‘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.

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‘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.

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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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Quentin Tarantino’s Cinematic Reality

Quentin Tarantino is reliving his childhood cinema experiences, reinterpreting fractured moments of memory. Going to the movies is about an escape from our world, a mirror world at once familiar yet different.

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The Plots of Streets of Laredo and Dead Man’s Walk Are Prone to Wandering Off Into the Frontier

If you are already a fan of Lonesome Dove, then you will probably enjoy Streets of Laredo and Dead Man’s Walk.

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‘American Bandits’ Ain’t No ‘Treasure of Sierra Madre’

Fred Olen Ray saw The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and was inspired to make his own James-based film. The aforementioned is a great movie, but alas, American Bandits is not.

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The Frontier Doctor’s Fancy ‘Queen of the Cimarron’

Frontier Doctor's church-prescribing gumdrop-toting hero comes face to face with the unthinkable: a tough-talkin' hard-done bad-girl with money on her mind (gulp).

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16 Dec 2008 // 7:59 PM

Western

Though not a “political film”, it’s tough to argue against some level of socio-political implication of two multi-ethnic foreigners traipsing around idyllic western France, looking for stability.

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Counterbalance: The Avalanches' 'Since I Left You'

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"Get a drink, have a good time now. Welcome to paradise, and read all about the 305th most acclaimed album of all time. An Australian plunderphonics pioneer is this week’s Counterbalance.

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