Hell On The Border

2019 Lionsgate Written and Directed by Wes Miller Produced by Curtis Nichouls/Henry Penzi/Sasha Yelaun Music by Sid De La Cruz/Savannah Latham Cinematography by Michael Brouphy Edited by Rowan Maher In the space of a decade give or take two or three years, Bass Reeves has gone from being the most famous lawman of The Old […]

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Godless

2017 Casey Silver Productions/765/Flitcraft, Ltd/Netflix Written and Directed by Scott Frank Produced by Jessica Levin/Michael Malone Created by Scott Frank and Steven Soderberg Music by Carlos Rafael Rivera Cinematography by Stephen Meizler Much as I love Westerns I usually keep my eye out for any new ones either being released theatrically or on streaming services […]

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The Hateful Eight

2015 Film Colony/The Weinstein Company Written and Directed by Quentin Tarantino Music by Ennio Morricone Cinematography by Robert Richardson Produced by Richard N. Gladstein/Shannon McIntosh/Stacey Sher I frequently get into arguments with people who tell me that in order for them to enjoy a book or movie or TV show they have to be able […]

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Django Unchained

2012 Columbia Pictures Written and Directed by Quentin Tarantino Produced by Reginald Hudlin, Stacey Sher and Pilar Savone Cinematography by Robert Richardson Edited by Fred Raskin At the end of the day after we’ve finally put to bed all the complaints about Quentin Tarantino’s use of the word ‘nigger’, the stylized ultra-violence and placing the […]

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Blackthorn

2011 Magnolia Pictures/Universal Pictures Directed by Mateo Gil Written by Miguel Barros Produced by Andres Santana and Paolo Agazzi Cinematography by Juan Ruiz Anchia Edited by David Gallart Music by Luico Godoy Every Western fan worth a plug nickel knows the classic ending to the legendary 1969 “Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid.” Wounded, vastly […]

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Duel At Diablo

1966 United Artists/MGM Directed by Ralph Nelson Produced by Fred Engel and Ralph Nelson Written by Marvin H. Albert based on his novel “Apache Rising” Cinematography by Charles F. Wheeler Edited by Fredric Steinkamp Music by Neal Hefti DUEL AT DIABLO is one of those westerns that when I mention it even to fans of […]

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My Name Is Nobody

1973 Paramount Home Entertainment Produced by Fulvio Morsella Directed by Tonio Valerii Screenplay by Ernesto Gastaldi Based on a story by Fulvio Morsella and Ernesto Gastald As will usually happen to a writer, people will always ask me what my influences are.  And I name various writers and genres and then I mention spaghetti westerns […]

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