Tag Archives: western movie

Why Westerns Still Matter

He is immediately recognizable, this American ronin. It’s the way he stands, the posture he assumes in silence or repose.  The easy, laconic grace that passes for a casual slouch. Clearly, a man comfortable inside his own skin. A byproduct … Continue reading

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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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“The Stalking Moon” (1968)

“The Stalking Moon” (1968) Directed by: Robert Mulligan Written by: Alvin Sargent (Based on a novel by Theodore V. Olsen) Cast:  Gregory Peck, Eva Marie Saint, Robert Forster “The Stalking Moon” is a superb western, one of the best the … Continue reading

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More reviews, hot off the presses

This morning, I added reviews of five more films to my roster. These most recent additions include:  Arthur Penn’s “The Chase” (Marlon Brando, Robert Redford), Mike Nichols’ “Charlie Wilson’s War” (Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts), Michael Winner’s “Lawman” (Burt Lancaster, Robert … Continue reading

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