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Western Wednesdays

  • Western Wednesdays: ‘Hannie Caulder’

    As I’ve made way through the Western genre, I’ve had one silly hope — that I’d stumble on some awesome, forgotten, cultish series that centered on a female gunfighter.  The Quick…

  • Western Wednesdays: ‘The Great Silence’

    Sergio Leone and Sam Peckinpah painted some bleak and cynical portraits of the West. They gun down children, show the futility of civil war, pile corpses in wagons, and survive by…

  • Western Wednesdays: ‘The Shootist’

    “I’m a dying man, scared of the dark.” I’ve put off watching The Shootist for a long time.  It has such a weighty legend hanging over it.   It’s John Wayne’s…

  • Western Wednesdays: ‘Ride the High Country’

    The Western genre has plenty of subgenres. There’s deconstructionist Westerns, post apocalyptic Westerns, spaghetti Westerns, classic Westerns, and so on. I’ve found you can also split the entire genres into two…

  • 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…