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Hostiles (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): A somber but brutal Western drama

“Hostiles” is a somber but brutal Western drama about a man with the long history of violence and a risky journey he goes through along with a bunch of various figures. Now you get a pretty idea about what you … Continue reading

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Bone Tomahawk (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4): Gritty and Gruesome

“Bone Tomahawk” is a freakish mix of two pulpy genres. On one side, it is a gritty modern western film packed with colorful goodies to be enjoyed along its ride. On the other side, it is a gruesome horror flick … Continue reading

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The Revenant (2015) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Grim, Grisly, and Grueling

Grim, grisly, and grueling, “The Revenant” is determined to overpower you with its cold, stark beauty of vast wilderness as well as its gray, gloomy depiction of extreme human conditions. This brooding western tale of survival and revenge is a … Continue reading

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Slow West (2015) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : A slow, offbeat exercise in genre deconstruction

As literally reflected by its title, Western film “Slow West” is slow and languid in its offbeat exercise in genre deconstruction. It tries a number of whimsical things here and there as its archetype characters meander toward the inevitable arrival … Continue reading

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