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Tuesday, June 18 2013

Where Charm Overcomes Cruelty in the West: '3:10 to Yuma'

What makes this western “psychological” are the sparring types of man -- young and virile versus old and protective, playful against serious, handsome facing ugly. Should a man be sexy? More to the point, should he be pretty?

Wednesday, February 29 2012

The Hot-Blooded Writer's Life, According to Hollywood: 'Youngblood Hawke'

Everyone admires Youngblood Hawke, who is always referred to by his full name, but of course it wouldn't be a story worth telling if this golden boy could sustain his success without hard lessons about over-reaching and losing touch and the wrong woman and the hollow nature of fame and money and yadda yadda.

Monday, August 27 2007

3:10 to Yuma

What's right, what's wrong, and what's reasonable when good men are faced with bad men doing bad things?


Friday, January 24 2014

'Never Let Me Go' (1953)

Clark Gable gets a little Russian.

Friday, April 20 2012

Ghost Noir: 'The Red House'

A rural, romantic, ghostly noir with a brilliant Edward G. Robinson.

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