Western

Change-of-pace comedy can't sustain its concept.
AUSTRALIAN CENTRE FOR THE MOVING IMAGE: Good programming should never be predictable, in which case it’s kudos to the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne’s always busy screen hub, who are following up their sterling Jeanne Moreau...
Tarantino puts on show with slavery tale.
The second in what might wind up being Quentin Tarantino’s 'retribution trilogy’, Django Unchained—like its predecessor, 2009’s Inglourious Basterds—serves up a typically heady stew of boy’s-own adventure and historical revisionism. Like that...
Wacky Western primed for rediscovery.
Featuring Charles Bronson at his anti-hero best and an international cast all getting down and dirty in the Mexican dust, Terence Young’s Red Sun (1971) represented both the last great hurrah for the traditional Western and a nod to the neo...
Weak script blunts brutal outback western.
Melbourne International Film Festival: The vengeful spectre of Jimmy Blacksmith finds a kindred spirit in a rookie country cop in debutant director Patrick Hughes’ Red Hill, an unwieldy but entertaining contemporary Down Under western.
Leone, like all genius filmmakers, relied on images, not words, to tell a story.
For generations of moviegoers the Western hero was pure in spirit. He was gallant and he had a sense of humour. He had to use his gun because the times called for it. Usually he had movie star good looks, all the better to accommodate the dreams...