The Hateful Eight

2015 Film Colony/The Weinstein Company Written and Directed by Quentin Tarantino Music by Ennio Morricone Cinematography by Robert Richardson Produced by Richard N. Gladstein/Shannon McIntosh/Stacey Sher I frequently get into arguments with people who tell me that in order for them to enjoy a book or movie or TV show they have to be able […]

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Blackthorn

2011 Magnolia Pictures/Universal Pictures Directed by Mateo Gil Written by Miguel Barros Produced by Andres Santana and Paolo Agazzi Every Western fan worth a plug nickel knows the classic ending to the legendary 1969 “Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid.” Wounded, vastly outnumbered and running low on ammo, Butch and Sundance charge dozens of Bolivian […]

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Cold Mountain

 2003 Miramax Films Directed by Anthony Minghella Produced by Sydney Pollack, Albert Berger & William Horberg Screenplay by Anthony Minghella Based on the book by Charles Frazier I like Jude Law as an actor a lot.  I liked him even before the yearlong Jude Law Film Festival of 2004 since he starred in two of […]

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Silverado

1985 Columbia Pictures Directed by Lawrence Kasdan Produced by Lawrence and Mark Kasdan Written by Lawrence and Mark Kasdan I absolutely love Westerns. Much as I love most genres of movies, if you gave me a choice between say, a Science Fiction and a Western or a 1940’s Murder Mystery and a Western or a […]

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3:10 To Yuma

2007 Lionsgate Films Directed by James Mangold Produced by Cathy Konrad Screenplay by Halsted Welles, Michael Brandt and Derek Haas Based on the short story by Elmore Leonard Those of you who have been reading these movie reviews for a while know that my favorite genre of movie is The Western.  I love movies, period […]

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7 Men From Now

1956 Paramount Home Entertainment Produced by Andrew V. McLaglen, Robert Morrison and John Wayne (uncredited) Directed by Budd Boetticher Screenplay and Story by Burt Kennedy 7 MEN FROM NOW is the kind of movie that my mother likes to call “a good ol’ fashioned western” and it’s easy to see why. First off, it’s got […]

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