Western

TIFF 2020 Review: ‘Concrete Cowboy’ Brings Pride To Urban Riders

The film is about a 15-year-old boy from Detroit who is sent to live with his estranged father in Philadelphia and learns about the local urban cowboys.

7 Good

Review: Reichardt’s ‘First Cow’ Heads West Toward Movie Gold

Aaron Neuwirth reviews First Cow, a frontier western about two outsiders and a milking cow from director Kelly Reichardt.

9 Amazing

Review: The Nightingale Sings Brutal Ballad

Set in 1825, Clare, a young Irish convict woman, chases a British officer through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. On th...

8 Great

Review: ‘Buster Scruggs’ And Other Darkly Humorous Western Tales From The Coen Brothers

The prospect of seeing Joel and Ethan Coen take on an anthology film was an exciting one. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is the title of the first of six short, unconnected films that make up this Annap...

8 Great

Review: ‘The Sisters Brothers’ Saddle Up For An Offbeat Mission

I’m rather enjoying this stage of post-modern westerns that have come about in recent years. While the revisionist western serves as an interesting way to deconstruct the black and white ethics define...

8 Great
Five Fingers for Marseilles

Review: “Five Fingers for Marseilles” is A Gripping, Modern Western That Does Not Disappoint

When I first saw the trailer for Five Fingers for Marseilles in February, I immediately knew I wanted to watch it. I love modern westerns and this one looked like it would be a good one. When I was re...

10 Perfect

Review: ‘Damsel’ Twists The Meaning Of Distress

I find it fascinating when it comes to placing a curious eye on the western. While there are many facets of the genre, especially in the way it has been reexamined and dissected by various filmmakers ...

7 Good

Sundance 2018 Review: Sweet Country – A Brutal And Powerful Western

My introduction to the Aborigines was in the western Quigley Down Under. I was only 12 so hadn’t known Australia had its own indigenous people who were mistreated by white settlers. At that point mayb...

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