Category Archives: Westerns

My Review of ‘Unforgiven’ (1992)

There is much I could write about this film. It is a revisionist Western. As such, one of its major themes is the cost that violence and revenge take upon one’s soul. The story, in a nutshell, is about an … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’ (1968)

This movie is notable for several reasons. I suppose the most obvious is its length. It is something of a drawn out experience, which you could argue befits the grandness of the director’s vision. It is the quintessential Western drenched … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Ride the High Country’ (1962)

I recently saw this, mainly because it was directed by Sam Peckinpah. Being a director notable for his Westerns (and violence therein), I was curious to see if the viewing experience matched my expectations. I’m happy to say the movie … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Cowboys & Aliens’ (2011)

Today I’m doing a movie review of Cowboys & Aliens from 2011, which I saw recently. And I have it in text and video! Cool, huh? 🙂 This movie is a definite twist on the old “Nameless Drifter Who Comes … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ (2018)

This movie is the cinematic equivalent of a short story anthology. The six short films that comprise the movie are all Westerns and share various themes. So, let’s consider this one vignette at a time. 1. “The Ballad of Buster … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Wind River’ (2017)

I’ve been wanting to see this movie ever since its release. The fact that it’s a Western (neo-Western, if you want to get technical) and a mystery involving Native American versus federal jurisdiction intrigued me. And I’d heard such great … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’ (1966)

The third movie in the Dollars Trilogy may not have “Dollars” in the title, but money (or, more specifically, a cache of gold) is what the titular trio of the film seek. Eli Wallach plays Tuco, a Mexican bandit with … Continue reading

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