Tag Archives: Western

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

Posted in Movie Reviews, Westerns | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

My Review of ‘For a Few Dollars More’ (1965)

One of the things I love most about this film is its opening scene. The lone rider moving across a huge, open plain, just a tiny figure on a horse. Then, a rifle shot and the rider falls. Followed by … Continue reading

Posted in Movie Reviews, Westerns | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Blogathan, Movie Reviews, Thriller, Westerns | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments

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

Posted in Classic Movies, Epic, Movie Reviews, Westerns | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

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

Posted in Movie Reviews, Westerns | Tagged , | 13 Comments

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

Posted in Movie Reviews, Westerns | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

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

Posted in Action Films, Movie Reviews, Westerns | Tagged , , | Leave a comment