Category Archives: Westerns

My Review of ‘Johnny Guitar’ (1954)

Personally, I love a good Western. Especially one with a totally kick-ass heroine like saloonkeeper Vienna in Johnny Guitar. It doesn’t hurt that Vienna is played by the proverbial mistress of “Don’t Mess with Me”, Joan Crawford. It seems Vienna … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Hell or High Water’ (2016)

This film has been hailed by critics as a revitalization of the Western movie. And it lives up to its hype. The movie jumps into action from the opening scene. Two brothers, divorced dad Toby (played by Chris Pine) and … Continue reading

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Original vs. Remake: ‘Stagecoach’

What can I say about the 1939 version of Stagecoach that hasn’t already been said? Stagecoach is the story of a motley diverse group of strangers who are in a hurry (for one reason or another) to beat feet get … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Red River’ (1948)

One of my favorite types of movies when I was growing up was the Western. At the time, there were quite a few TV series based on Westerns. In fact, the show Star Trek was pitched by its creator, Gene … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘No Country for Old Men” (2007)

This movie essentially pits psychokiller versus greedy Texas shitkicker in the battle for possession of two mill in found drug money (after a deal goes south). Llewellyn Moss (played by Josh Brolin) ends up running from hitman Anton Chigurh (played … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘The Wild Bunch’ (1969)

When I first considered watching this movie, I had a great deal of trepidation about whether it would suit my taste. Mainly due to three major factors: One: it was a Sam Peckinpah movie, and the man is known for … Continue reading

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