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Richard Matheson's work has so permeated modern pop culture that it can be hard to find works not at least partially indebted to an idea of his or, as is more often the case, someone influenced by him.
17 Nov 2017
It looks like classic TV Westerns "Have Gun -- Will Travel" and "The Rifleman" might be on their way back to screens. Any chance the 30-minute drama might make a return, too?
25 Feb 2013
Westerns are all about taming, civilizing, even controlling some great unknown, themes equally at home in science fiction, so this story’s failing isn’t in its playful genre-hopping
19 Jul 2011
This is, literally and figuratively, a movie about the dirt under the fingernails of its characters, and how everyone has some of that dirt, no matter how they might appear on the outside or to those in society at large.
23 Jun 2011
The legendary Italian maestro is responsible for some of the most iconic film scores in history, and at 81 years old is still going strong.
22 Oct 2009
By turns brutal and lyrical, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford considers Wild Western mythology and masculinity, violence and madness.
20 Sep 2007
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