Les Cowboys Exchanges Indians for Islam

By Christian Hamaker on July 1, 2016

An update on The Searchers takes John Ford to France.

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Tyranny and Ranching on the ‘Red River’

By Paul Miller on November 18, 2013

An unsatisfying conclusion mars an otherwise enjoyable classic western.

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The Lone Ranger: Pirates of the Old West

By Andrew Collins on July 3, 2013

Jack Sparrow on a horse. Trains go boom. Is vigilantism justified?

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Django Discusses Race

By Kendrick Kuo on December 25, 2012

Review of Django Unchained, Directed by Quentin Tarantino By KENDRICK KUO Django Unchained is everything you would expect from a Tarantino film. Much in the same vein as Inglorious Basterds, this story is a historical one. Instead of Nazi Germany,…

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When the Legend Becomes Fact…

By Paul Miller on October 18, 2012

Review of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Directed by John Ford By PAUL D. MILLER Here is a movie that just begs to be a Jeopardy question. The category is “Classic Film.” The answers are: “The only movie in…

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That’ll Be the Day

By Paul Miller on October 5, 2012

Review of The Searchers, Directed by John Ford By PAUL D. MILLER The Searchers (1956) is a John Wayne western made in the 1950s, which might immediately suggest to you a certain kind of movie:  an all-American hero fighting outlaws…

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By Coyle Neal on September 12, 2012

Review of Hondo, Directed by Louis L’Amour By COYLE NEAL As I’ve mentioned in an earlier post, Americans are always in search of their own body of myths and legends—a literary past we can look to and claim as our own. The…

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