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  • Western Wednesdays: ‘MacKenna’s Gold’

    In The Pardoner’s Tale, three drunk scallywags stumble out of a pub in the middle of the Black Death.  In their alcohol inspired brilliance, they decide to go looking for Death…

  • Western Wednesdays: ‘Death Rides A Horse’

    There’s something a bit sad in seeing a grimy spaghetti western after Quentin Tarantino has already had his way with it. This is a film I would have liked to have…

  • Western Wednesdays: ‘Man in the Wilderness’

    Forget 1980s action films, forget 300.  Westerns are the genre that set the highest and hardest expectations for manhood. I hesitate to say they’re unrealistic ones, though, since these are all…

  • Western Wednesdays: ‘Tumbling Tumbleweeds’

    Welcome back to Western Wednesdays!  I apologize for losing sight of the trail last week — but let us be stern frontiersmen and women, and not dwell on past failings. This…

  • Western Wednesdays: ‘Rio Conchos’

    The fun part of Western Wednesdays is discovering little gems like Rio Conchos that were lost in the shuffle of giants like John Wayne.  Lacking any big stars or cult iconography…

  • Western Wednesdays: ‘The Train Robbers’

    The Train Robbers has been sitting in my Netflix queue for ages, hoping every Tuesday night that I’ll finally pick it for a Western Wednesday.  It may have stayed there forever…