Tagged with western films

Review: Mohawk, 2018, dir. Ted Geoghegan

Review: Mohawk, 2018, dir. Ted Geoghegan


I’m not against genre movies being “elevated,” but if you’re going to elevate your genre movie, you need to have a good reason. Otherwise, just make an honest genre movie, and make it well, like Ted Geoghegan does in his latest movie, Mohawk, and in his previous movie, We Are Still Here, which I adore.  You can … Continue reading

Review: Hostiles, 2017, dir. Scott Cooper

Review: Hostiles, 2017, dir. Scott Cooper


Poor Scott Cooper. This guy, he just can’t make a movie I’m capable of tolerating. I bet he’s pretty bummed. I hated Out of the Furnace; I also hated Black Mass, a movie I took personally as a Bostonian. (Seriously, someone make a fucking movie about Boston that doesn’t hinge on bad accents for once, please.) Cut … Continue reading

The 20 Best Westerns on Netflix

The 20 Best Westerns on Netflix


I must confess that I found the utter dearth of really great Western films available for streaming on ye olde Netflix not only perplexing, but disturbing. You’re telling me that Netflix can’t manage to put twenty great Western films up on its site, and instead can only manage to put a much smaller number than that, plus … Continue reading

Review: Meek’s Cutoff, 2011, dir. Kelly Reichardt

Review: Meek’s Cutoff, 2011, dir. Kelly Reichardt


Meek’s Cutoff feels something like an oddity in the western genre, and I mean that in the best way possible. There’s no denying the western influences clearly embedded in its cinematic DNA; Kelly Reichardt’s fourth feature very much draws from that celluloid tradition, but she’s not telling a story about cowboys and Indians or marshals … Continue reading