While his buddy Dean Martin was raking in the bucks doing a series of Matt Helm spy spoofs (and earning a spot in the top ten box-office stars for two straight years), Frank Sinatra tried a traditional detective mystery series with two films as Tony Rome, Marvin H. Albert’s private […]
One of the greatest westerns ever made, William Wellman’s The Ox-Bow Incident is more accurately a thinking man’s drama in western trappings, a morality play where the forces of good and evil don’t wear black or white hats but rather resemble ordinary people like us. Discuss in the forums.
Fine acting and a genuinely interesting story get unwieldy but occasionally sensitive treatment in Jean-Marc Vallee’s Demolition. Discuss in the forums.
Arriving now on Blu-ray, the sparkling studio production and top flight cast of actors in The Mark of Zorro continue to weave a spell of old California with its peons and peasants at the mercy of a dastardly Spanish governor and his lethal henchmen. Discuss in the forums.
A measured if effective western drama, Henry Hathaway’s Rawhide doesn’t have anything to do with the famous television western series which would come along later in the 1950s, but it nevertheless offers tantalizing performances from a host a fine actors and picturesque western location shooting that adds flavor and color […]
While no great shakes as a western of the 1950s, Sierra Baron doesn’t really get a fighting chance to impress on DVD with such a harmfully destructive use of pan and scan for a Cinemascope movie which destroys widescreen compositions and reduces the impact of the outdoor scenes which were […]