Tag Archives: Westerns

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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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

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My Review of ‘A Fistful of Dollars’ (1964)

The first in a series of groundbreaking films that were initially released in Europe and eventually came to the US of A, this movie (plus two others in “The Man with No Name Trilogy” shot Clint Eastwood (who played the … Continue reading

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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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