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Film Review: 3:10 to Yuma – James Mangold

October 12th, 2008 · No Comments · Film

Ten past three 5/10 The release of ‘3:10 to Yuma‘, coinciding with that of ‘The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford‘, got some critics excited about the re-birth of the Western. While two films from Hollywood in one year hardly signifies a renaissance, Ed Harris’ 2008 Western ‘Appaloosa’ certainly suggests there is […]

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The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford – Andrew Dominik

August 10th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Film

Fine revisionist Western 8/10 ‘The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford‘ is a thoughtful and atmospheric film about the American outlaw myth. A careful and occasionally brutal revisionist western in the mould of Clint Eastwood’s masterpiece ‘Unforgiven‘, Andrew (‘Chopper‘) Dominik’s epic has been crafted with a painstaking, sometimes self-consciously meticulous eye. Like […]

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Cormac McCarthy – The Border Trilogy

February 12th, 2007 · No Comments · Fiction

Break for the border 9/10 Cormac McCarthy is a unique voice in American fiction. His flowing polysyndetonic prose forms a poetic vision of the American West that is almost Biblical in its rythmns. The Border Trilogy is a fable about a last generation of cowboys – John Grady Cole and Billy Parnham – drawn into […]

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