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John Wayne is so embedded in American lore as a gunslinging Western hero, that anyone can imitate his wide drawl and bowlegged stance without ever having seen one of his movies. Before sitting down an…
Clint Eastwood movies have always been essential viewing at our house, but I remember thinking that Pale Rider was especially hot. I was only about nine when I saw it the first time, and it struck me …
If I may be so bold as to quote myself, I believe I said that seeing all the corruption in Serpico made me want to go live in a cave. Well, Jeremiah Johnson cured me of that. You'd think that if you, …
As Hollywood continues to mine the vaults of our collective pop-culture past for new (old) ideas, relaunching The Lone Ranger probably didn't sound like a bad idea: The Wild West still manages to seem…
As a devoted fan of Little House on the Prairie, I'm pretty much a sucker for any sort of family melodrama that takes place in frontier times.  Love's Everlasting Courage doesn't have the wit, bite, o…
The Horse Whisperer opens with a scene of cheerful tranquility as Grace and Judith (Scarlett Johannsen and Kate Bosworth) lead their horses out for a snowy morning ride. It is a perfect portrait of yo…
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