Category Archives: Westerns

My Review of ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’ (1969)

This is one of those movies that got an R-rating back when I was a young teenager. Which made it catnip to my (immature little) mind! When my cousin took me to see the film (in a double feature with … Continue reading

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Original vs. Remake: ‘True Grit’

This is one of those movies that I didn’t see until the remake was made. In fact, it was the remake that inspired me to watch the original. And, to be honest, I’d never wanted to see this movie until … Continue reading

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My Book Review of ‘10,000 Ways to Die’

I’ve been a fan of Spaghetti Westerns for a long time. But, up until now, the Spaghetti Western began and ended for me with the great director Sergio Leone. I knew there were others, but was blissfully unaware of their … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Bad Day at Black Rock’ (1955)

I’m extremely pleased to submit this review as part of The Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn Blogathon being hosted by In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood. To access the blogathon page click the link above or the image … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘How the West Was Won’ (1962)

I happened to catch this movie on TV after a particularly bad day. This was back when I was in college in the early 80s. The minute I started watching, I could tell I was in for a treat. The … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘The Searchers’ (1956)

It’s fascinating to review the many opinions film critics have held about this movie. While Newsweek called it “remarkable”, Variety found it “handsomely mounted and in the tradition of Shane“, but “somewhat disappointing” due to its length and repetitiousness. Frankly, … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Fort Apache’ (1948)

This film is the first of a trio known as director John Ford’s “cavalry trilogy”, which was followed by She Wore a Yellow Ribbon and Rio Grande. They all starred Ford’s favorite cowboy, John Wayne. This movie is unique in … Continue reading

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