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“Silver River”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I watched this mid-period Raoul Walsh western a while back on the recommendation of co-blogger Sax von Stroheim. It stars Errol Flynn as a disgraced Union officer who’s decided to live in a purely selfish manner. In … Continue reading

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“Django Unchained”

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The latest in Tarantino’s Minorities Get Revenge on White People Series, the director said on Fresh Air that if the audience doesn’t cheer Django at the end, he’s failed. Well, the audience I saw it with didn’t cheer. … Continue reading

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“Until They Get Me”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: In 1916 Frank Borzage made a terrific early western, entitled “The Pilgrim.” It starred Borzage himself in the role of a drifter whose gallantry is brought to the fore by the plight of a lovely girl. … Continue reading

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“Blood Meridian,” a Western for People Who Hate Westerns

Blowhard, Esq. writes: This summer I read two wonderful novels, Hombre and Valdez is Coming, early Westerns written by the masterful Elmore Leonard. After finishing those books I decided it was time to tackle one of the Big Kahunas of the last … Continue reading

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25 Awesome Things About “Rio Bravo”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Please feel free to add your own. 1. The names: Chance, Dude, Stumpy, Colorado, Feathers. 2. The bit where Chance kisses Stumpy on the head, then runs out the door like a little kid who’s just stolen … Continue reading

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“The Mercenary”

I found this 1968 spaghetti western from action legend Sergio Corbucci pretty entertaining, if in a relentlessly hyperbolic, showboating way. It’s an amusing mix of the buffoonish, the witty, the visually spectacular and the stirring. A group of Mexican miners … Continue reading

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