Tag: western

Friday One Sheet: 1923

The star-system is not quite dead. Today we are stepping out of the usual 'movie poster' space, albeit looking below, you would never know it. 1923 is prequel series to long-running (and highly franchise-able, apparently) neo-western Yellowstone. Helen Mirren and...

Review: DEAD FOR A DOLLAR, Character Actor Goodness in a B-Western Package

In his 1962 essay, "White Elephant Art vs. Termite Art," critic Manny Farber comes firmly down on the side of filmmakers and actors who are completely at odds with the zeitgeist or trends, and nibble away at the edges of...

Toronto 2022 Review: SISU, Really Really Really Loves Blowing Up Nazis

With its wide-screen sky and endlessly empty tundra, Lapland makes a surprisingly able analogue for the American West. Finnish director Jalmari Helander is not exactly interested in making Once Upon in Time in Lapland here, but he certainly enjoys the...

Blu-ray Review: BUCK AND THE PREACHER Blasts Away Western Cobwebs

Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte star in Poitier's directorial debut, a rambunctious Western that aims to correct the U.S. historical record. From The Criterion Collection.

Fantasia 2022 Review: ONE AND FOUR, Chilly and Paranoid and Uneven

Cabin fever and paranoia collide in this frigid whodunnit set in the wintery Tibet woods. Sanggye, the lone forest Ranger in the region, wakes up one morning with ice on his breath, and booze still in his veins. He glances...

Review: THE POWER OF THE DOG Simmers with Anger, Love, and Jealousy on the Waning Frontier

Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, and Jesse Plemons star in Jane Campion's Montana-set Western.

Friday One Sheet: THE HARDER THEY FALL

Scratchy, sunset backlit, spaghetti western vibes exude from the key art for Netflix's The Harder They Fall.  Even in 24x36 'portrait mode', instead of the typical ultra-wide framing of the genre (or even a UK Quad design), the composition of...

Review: CRY MACHO, Clint Eastwood's Ballad of Forgotten Cowboys and Lost Boys

Apparently, over three decades ago, Cry Macho crossed Clint Eastwood’s desk. He decided to pass on it because at the time, he felt he was too young to properly tell the story of an old cowboy whose best days are...

APACHE JUNCTION Trailer: Trace Adkins And Thomas Jane in Western Flick Out in September

Apache Junction is an outpost of lawlessness, a haven for thieves and cold-blooded killers. After big-city reporter Annabelle Angel (Scout Taylor-Compton) arrives to write an article on the town, she becomes a target when notorious gunslinger Jericho Ford (Stuart Townsend)...

Summer Is Heating Up With Arrow Video This July: TRUE ROMANCE & CAT O'NINE TAILS UHD, DAIMAJIN, Classic Westerns & THRESHOLD

Another month, another bumper crop of Arrow Video releases. This July things are going to get very expensive for film fans with several must-own editions of classic and contemporary films for collectors on both sides of the Atlantic. First of...

Arrow Video Brings Argento's Debut To UHD, Italian Crime Films, MAJOR DUNDEE, THE STYLIST, & Classic Masamura To Blu This June.

Dario Argento's stunning debut, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, flies onto 4K UHD for the first time through Arrow Video, and that's only the beginning! Also coming this summer is an incredible box set of Italian crime films called...

SAVAGE STATE: Official Trailer And Poster For David Perrault's Western

David Perrault's English-French western Savage State was picked up by Samuel Goldwyn Films just before the holidays and the distributor is moving quickly to get it into your eyeballs On Demand and Digital  on Friday, January 29th. Today the official...

Blu-Ray Review: Criterion's THE GUNFIGHTER Draws on Western Glory

When did Hollywood’s deconstruction of the American Western myth officially break through? Depending on which aficionado you look to, the answer given may be Sam Peckinpah’s The Wild Bunch (1969), or Fred Zinnemann’s High Noon (1952), or another venerated film amid the 1950’s great...

New York 2019 Review: Justified Mayhem in Kleber Mendonça Filho's BACURAU

At a glance, without any context of what's happening in Brazil, as the Bacurauans get rid of foreigners and traitors, the film is a silly, tacky man-hunting-man horror movie akin to The Most Dangerous Game or Naked Prey or even Hostel or Ruins. But it isn't. Bacurau highlights the resilience and resolve of Brazilian people against mounting assault of multi-national corporations backed by government military to devastate their beautiful, once burgeoning country in the global crisis era we live in. It's an activist film in a B-Horror movie disguise.

EMINENCE HILL: Watch Trailer Robert Conway Western Lance Henriksen, Barry Corbin and Dominique Swain

Take a moment to watch this trailer for Robert Conway's new western Eminence Hill.    Eminence Hill stars Lance Henriksen, Barry Corbin and Dominique Swain. It will ride into U.S. cinemas on November 1st, followed by a VOD and DVD...

Indonesian Western BUFFALO BOYS Available Today!

Indonesian western and Singapore's submission for the Oscars' "Best Foreign-Language Film category, Buffalo Boys, is now available in select theaters and on Digital. The internationally produced, 19th century martial-arts western was directed by Mike Wiluan (also a co-producer on Crazy...

Blu-ray Review: FORTY GUNS Rides Out on Criterion

Don’t be surprised to come away from Samuel Fuller’s  Forty Guns a bit dizzy.  And know that with that advice in tow, it may be the only time you aren’t surprised during this senses-shattering 1957 Western. Boldly shot in both...

Interview: PROSPECT Directors Zeek Earl and Chris Caldwell Talk Sci-Fi Western and Wanting to Keep Things Indie

Gunpowder and Sky's new sci-fi label DUST is releasing their inaugural film, Prospect, into New York and Los Angeles theatres on Friday, November 2, and for Zeek Earl and Christopher Caldwell, this is huge deal. The two young directors have...

FIVE FINGERS FOR MARSEILLES: Watch This 'Death by Hanging' Clip

The critically acclaimed and much loved South African western Five Fingers For Marseilles arrives on VOD in the US on October 23rd by way of Uncork'd Entertainment.    A new clip arrived this morning, which you will find below. The...

Blu-ray Review: THE BALLAD OF GREGORIO CORTEZ, A Landmark Film

Making its digital home video debut from The Criterion Collection is foundational Latin American themed film, The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez. This 1982 film tells the true story of the titular turn of the century farmer who was arrested and...