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  • The Salvation
  • The Salvation

    The decline of the Hollywood western runs parallel to the dwindling of Americans' faith in their own country; filmmakers overseas don't have to carry all that baggage, which might explain why the last great western, The Proposition (2005), was made in Australia. more...
  • El Dorado

    This late masterpiece (1966) by Howard Hawks is a virtual remake of Rio Bravo, just as Rio Bravo was a virtual remake of To Have and Have Not--only Hawks could make three great, and very different, films from one screenplay. more...
  • Unforgiven (R)

    One of Clint Eastwood's most accomplished westerns, based on a rather elaborate script by David Webb Peoples (who cowrote Blade Runner). more...
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  • Stagecoach

    It's fashionable to put down John Ford's 1939 classic; certainly it's the weakest of Ford's major westerns, burdened with a schematic and pretentious Dudley Nichols script (the "cross section of society" on board the stagecoach), but its virtues remain intact. more...
  • Duck, You Sucker! (PG)

    Sergio Leone's elliptical style and good performances from Rod Steiger and James Coburn combine to produce a vastly entertaining film (1971), also known as A Fistful of Dynamite, about the aftermath of the Mexican revolution. more...
  • Gunman's Walk

    Phil Karlson (The Phenix City Story, Kansas City Confidential) directed this thematically complex Western, about a racist, belligerent cowboy (Tab Hunter) and his tumultuous relationship with his enabling father (Van Heflin). more...