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  1. Walter Kittel

    Horizon: An American Saga – Chapter 1 (2024)

    To play the contrarian (once again)... "Real cinema" isn't defined by its run time. I get the point that some audience members may be impatient with longer run times, but Rooker is painting with an awfully broad brush. Here are some of the longer running films of this century that did pretty...
  2. Walter Kittel

    Horizon: An American Saga – Chapter 1 (2024)

    Well, it's not like they're curing f***ing cancer. :) They certainly have a right to create the content that they see fit; but I'd argue that the creative process is its own reward, with no need for accolades. Let's face it, even if both of these films tank it isn't like they are going to...
  3. Walter Kittel

    Horizon: An American Saga – Chapter 1 (2024)

    Never underestimate the refreshing properties of a well timed nap during a weekend binge. :) I could go into a diatribe about the negative aspects of contemporary theater going that pop up from time to time on the HTF and elsewhere but I think it mostly boils down (at least personally) to...
  4. Walter Kittel

    Horizon: An American Saga – Chapter 1 (2024)

    Here is a list of metacritic ratings for some of the higher profile Westerns of this century... There Will Be Blood - 93 Meek's Cutoff - 85 Django Unchained - 81 True Grit (2010) - 80 The Revenant - 76 3:10 To Yuma (2007) - 76 The Proposition - 73 Bone Tomahawk - 72 Slow West - 72 The...
  5. Walter Kittel

    Horizon: An American Saga – Chapter 1 (2024)

    Stating the obvious here, but that assumes they enjoy the first film. :) - Walter.
  6. Walter Kittel

    Horizon: An American Saga – Chapter 1 (2024)

    Esther Zuckerman gave the first installment a fairly negative review over at The Daily Beast. Even if one discounts certain aspects of the review with respect to more modern sensibilities, it sounds like Costner might have put too many irons in the fire in terms of the plot. I am going to...
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