A Few Codes of the Western Protagonist | 11 Nov 2014 // 9:20 PM
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.
Performance Art: The Best Acting of 2007 - Male | 8 Jan 2008 // 4:00 PM
From the tender and eerie precision of Sam Riley's depiction of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis in Control to yet another superlative performance by Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood, PopMatters highlights the best male actors of 2007.
Where Charm Overcomes Cruelty in the West: '3:10 to Yuma' | 18 Jun 2013 // 6:10 PM
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?
3:10 to Yuma | 3 Feb 2008 // 4:00 PM
As a genre piece, Mangold’s remake satisfies the requisite clichés (sweeping desert vistas, corseted women, ample gunplay), but not much else.
The talents behind '3:10 to Yuma' hope the Western will ride again | 7 Sep 2007 // 8:57 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Meanwhile, back at the hotel ... After a photo shoot staged at Marin County, Calif., horse stables, James Mangold and Peter Fonda are