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“Saddle the Wind” (1958)

“Saddle the Wind” (1958) (84 minutes) Directed by: Robert Parrish Written by: Rod Serling Cast:  Robert Taylor, John Cassavettes, Julie London, Donald Crisp A western that should have been much, much better. Robert Taylor is a retired gunfighter, happy to … Continue reading

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Just added: reviews of “Hombre”, “Les Enfants Terrible”

“Hombre” is one of my favorite westerns of all time.  To me, it’s right up there with the best of the genre:  “The Wild Bunch”, “The Long Riders”, “She Wore A Yellow Ribbon”, etc.  I watched it again recently—it has … Continue reading

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New reviews of “Seance on a Wet Afternoon”, “The Killer Elite” & two others

I’ve added reviews of 4 films to my roster:  Bryan Forbes’ “Seance on a Wet Afternoon”, Peckinpah’s “The Killer Elite”, Samuel Fuller’s “House of Bamboo” and the 1949 William Wellman western, “Yellow Sky” (starring Gregory Peck and Richard Widmark). For … Continue reading

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The Best Movie of the Year

“And the Oscar goes to…’Another Year‘!” Gasps of surprise and then a few people in the auditorium start clapping, then more, until the entire crowd is on its feet, saluting a sheepish Mike Leigh, who holds up his golden statuette, … Continue reading

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New reviews posted! Read all about it!

Yes, indeed. It’s been awhile since I updated my reviews and this afternoon I added seven (7) new films to the roster: “Dante 01” (Dir.  Marc Caro) “Bonnie & Clyde”  (Dir.  Arthur Penn) “Easy Riders & Raging Bulls” (Dir.  Kenneth … Continue reading

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Films With the “Arete” Stuff

My response to a particular film is personal and intimate. I have little interest in theory or cant when it comes to the arts.  I have no academic credentials and attended exactly one college-level course on film history.  I’m barely … Continue reading

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