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At first Margaret and George Blackledge might be confused for Clark Kent's parents. After all, they are played by Diane Lane and Kevin Costner, both looking comfortably weathered like a favorite sweat…
The opening sequence of The Sisters Brothers is visually striking in what you cannot see. In the distance, flashes of gunfire light up complete darkness. You make out that some gunfighters are on the …
It is 1892 New Mexico, and the violence and genocide that has shaped the Europeans' settlement in the American West is winding down. Hostiles' difficult opening scene shows a gang of marauding Indians…
I remember an entire Sunday spent waiting for the airing of Look Back to Yesterday. I was six and must have reminded my parents that we'd be watching it at least a few hundred times. When it finally F…
When Tombstone came out, it was the battle of the Wyatt Earp movies, with Kevin Costner's Wyatt Earp being released within a year of this one (as Hollywood is wont to do). I remember hearing that Tomb…
Oh, man, I loved The Man From Snowy River when it first came out in the 80s. I wasn't really a horse girl, but I was obsessed with Australia. I even had the movie poster for Return to Snowy River on m…
If you're inclined to feel put off by a film called Let God, perhaps you'd feel better about watching something called The Trail. One sounds specifically aimed at Christian audiences, while the other …
Out in the Old West, there was a disproportionate amount of men to women. The men came seeking adventure and fortune, and the few women that followed them were often "business ladies" of their own sor…
It is 1900, Nome, Alaska, where a gold rush is in full swing. Sam McCord (John Wayne) and his buddy George Pratt (Stewart Granger) have done just fine (which is shown by Sam guilelessly carrying aroun…
Dances With Wolves is a modern Hollywood epic at its best. Just like Titanic or Braveheart, the film is bloated and full of the ego of its director (in this case, star Kevin Costner). It's full of 80s…
All good things must come to an end, but after four hours, I still couldn't get enough of Broken Trail. Set in 1897, this compelling mini-series follows Print Ritter (Robert Duvall) and his nephew, To…
Mush-mouthed and cantankerous, Rooster Cogburn has little time for fools, but recognizes a tough character when he sees one. When 14-year-old headstrong Mattie Ross (newcomer Hailee Steinfeld) approac…
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