Tag Archives: Western

The Wind (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A windy and creepy western horror film

“The Wind” is a windy and creepy mix of two different genres. Set in a typical western movie background, the movie attempts a disturbing supernatural horror drama mainly revolving around its increasingly unstable heroine, and it often captivates us with … Continue reading

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The Sisters Brothers (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Two hitman brothers in the West

Jacques Audiard’s new film “The Sisters Brothers” is an offbeat work which has a small fun with its familiar genre elements. As leisurely rolling its main characters along their long, perilous journey, the movie deftly balances itself between gritty violence, … Continue reading

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The Hateful Eight (2015) ☆☆☆1/2 (3.5/4): A snowy and bloody deathtrap a la Tarantino

 Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight” is a violent, bloody piece of work drenched in stylish excess and vicious black humor. This aspect will not surprise you if you are familiar with many of Tarantino’s sensational works, but this eighth film … Continue reading

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The Salvation (2014) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Western Revenge

“The Salvation” looks and feels like an authentic American western film, and you will probably be surprised to know that it was actually made by a Danish director in South Africa. Drive by its terse storytelling coupled with harsh, remorseless … Continue reading

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The Homesman (2014) ☆☆☆(3/4): It was hard for men – and harder for women

 Wide, endless plains are usual sights in the Western movie, and “The Homesman” instantly drew my attention with the beauty of its vast, barren landscapes which usually have nothing but plain and sky above it. This is a severe world … Continue reading

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The Lego Movie (2014) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : A real big fun with Lego blocks and figures

Now that’s the way to have a real big fun with Lego toys. “The Lego Movie”, the first nice surprise of this year, is so much fun and exciting that it completely blew my skepticism within 5 minutes and I … Continue reading

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The Lone Ranger (2013) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Meet an overblown oddball western

“The Lone Ranger” has several moments of unadulterated fun although it is messy and uneven on the whole. It is not as bad as some reviewers said, and it is certainly nice to hear William Tell Overture being pumped up … Continue reading

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