“For Texas and Miss Lillie!”
John Wayne would have been 115 years old this month (what do you want from me? You come up with these reviews after a 2-week bender).
A pretty, turn-of-the-millennium Western romance with epic aspirations stunted due to studio meddling.
A perfectly tempoed coming-of-age Western, with clear meditations on the difference between boys and men, between crime and moral fortitude…and between murder and justice.
Brutal, raw, deceptively simple but powerfully layered and complex, Man of the West is flat-out one of the best American westerns ever made. Period.
Mill Creek Entertainment, our favorite releasing company for cool, off-beat, inexpensive titles here at the Movies & Drinks offices, has released a single Blu-ray disc Western double feature:
We keep losing the greats. Sad news today: Cheyenne star Clint Walker died today at 90 years old. An authoritative yet surprisingly gentle giant of an actor, Walker was the kind of movie star they don’t make anymore: matinee idol handsome and tough as nails. Versatile, too (he was terrific in the sophisticated romantic comedy,… Read More ‘Yellowstone Kelly’ (1959): Fast paced, exciting Clint Walker Western
Fast-paced, primitive, no bullsh*t B-oaters that deliver the simple horsey goods.