Tag: western

Review: MARLINA THE MURDER IN FOUR ACTS, Come for the Feminism, Stay for the Cinematography

In making a film, any film, it is nearly essential to have an image or scene that the audience takes away with them. Think about a film you love, and get it in your mind's eye, and that is what...

Giveaway: Win Corbucci's THE GREAT SILENCE On Blu-ray

We've teamed up with Film Movement Classics to offer up to you one of three copies of Sergio Corbucci's classic Western, The Great Silence. Widely recognized as one of the greatest spaghetti Westerns ever made, The Great Silence has been...

Friday One Sheet: THE SISTERS BROTHERS Teases Fire and Brimstone

The long awaited (by me, anyway) film adaptation of Partick deWitt's 'Chemistry Western,' The Sisters Brothers, moves towards the screen with this fiery and iconic poster. While not as experimental and quriky as the Canadian book cover, the homestead in...

Five Fingers for Marseille secures USA release!

Five Fingers for Marseilles tells the story of a group of young men who stand up to brutal police oppression in Marseilles, a town in the rugged badlands of the Eastern Cape, South Africa. The film made its world premiere at...

BUFFALO BOYS: Full Trailer For The Indonesian Western Delivers Epic Scale Action

It was just last month that we shared the first teaser for Mike Wiluan's upcoming Indonesian western Buffalo Boys and that has now been followed by a full theatrical trailer to serve up far more of the film's storyline and...

Indonesian Western BUFFALO BOYS Teaser Promises Slick, Crowd Pleasing Fun

While you may not know his name, if you're a fan of recent genre films out of South East Asia you are almost certainly familiar with the work of Mike Wiluan. Wiluan has been busy as a producer over the...

SXSW 2018 Review: PROSPECT Mines Human Territory

Prospect begins with an alien moon rotating through the grungy windshield of a massive orbiting space station. But instead of the sweeping orchestral score you might expect -- one to signify the epicness of the moment -- an equally grungy...

FIVE FINGERS FOR MARSEILLES: Watch The Full Theatrical Trailer For The South African Western

We've written quite a lot about the Michael Matthews directed South African western Five Fingers For Marseilles in these pages as the film went on a wide spread and successful international festival run. And with the picture now gearing up...

70s Rewind: BITE THE BULLET, Gene Hackman As a True Western Hero

Gene Hackman is a treasure of American cinema. His role in Bite the Bullet is a good example of a less-heralded performance that nonetheless sheds light on his brilliance. Born in 1930, Hackman served in the U.S. Marines shortly after...

Sitges 2017 Review: MARLINA THE MURDERER IN FOUR ACTS, a Traditional Western Story Told in a Fresh Way

In making a film, any film, it is nearly essential to have an image or scene that the audience takes away with them. Think about a film you love, and get it in your minds eye, and that is what...

Toronto 2017 Review: FIVE FINGERS FOR MARSEILLES, Cowboys & Corruption, South Africa Style

The western genre, long associated either with American film and the lone cowboy holding fast to independence in a changing landscape, or the spaghetti western, in which European directors examined more forcefully the often insidious nature of the more corrupt...

FIVE FINGERS FOR MARSEILLES: Watch The Gorgeous First Trailer For South African Western

We've been keeping a close eye on South African western Five Fingers For Marseilles for quite some time now. We posted two sets of still images from the production, noting at the time that this was going to be a...

Stunning Poster For LET THE CORPSES TAN (LAISSEZ BRONZER LES CADAVRES)

Here is a distressingly lush poster for Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani's Let The Corpses Tan. The pair of Belgian directors have a small cult following for their pair of ultra-stylized Giallo pictures, Amer and The Strange Color Of Your Bodies Tears,...

LET THE CORPSES TAN: First Teaser For AMER Duo's Western Arrives!

Fans of Bruno Forzani and Helene Cattet rejoice! We've been waiting for the latest from the Belgian duo behind dazzling neo-giallo pictures Amer and The Strange Color Of Your Body's Tears for some time now and the first teaser for...

Pretty Packaging: Germany Gives COMPANEROS A Mighty Salute

I saw Sergio Corbucci's 1970 western Compañeros during the video-boom of the early eighties, when suddenly an immense wealth of titles became available for home viewing, and renting a stack of videotapes was a part of each weekend's routine. Not...

Alejandro Jodorowsky and Unbox Industries announce a series of statues based off his cult films.

ABKCO Films a division of ABKCO Music & Records, Inc. and Unbox Industries are proud to announce a series of licensed limited edition figurines based on the film works of one of the world's most controversial and provocative film makers,...

Review: THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN Shoots for Remake Glory

When you put the word “magnificent” in the title of your movie, you’d really better be able to live up to it. Except, in the case of director Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven, the very title's been done before. For...

First Shot From AMER Duo's Western LAISSEZ BRONZER LES CADAVRES (LET THE CORPSES TAN)

Fans of Belgian directing duo Bruno Forzani and Helene Cattet rejoice! The Amer and Strange Colour Of Your Body's Tears directors have wrapped production on their upcoming third feature Let The Corpses Tan (Laissez Bronzer Les Cadavres) and the first...

South African Western FIVE FINGERS FOR MARSEILLES Wraps Production, Release Another Trio Of Gorgeous Images

We've been keeping a close eye on Michael Matthews' upcoming South African western Five Fingers For Marseilles for some time now and with word that the film wrapped principal photography at the end of last week comes a further trio...

More Fabulous Images From South African Western FIVE FINGERS FOR MARSEILLES

It was in the middle of last week that we posted a first quartet of images from director Michael Matthews and writer-producer Sean Drummond's upcoming South African western Five Fingers For Marseille. Well, the production team is not being stingy...