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  • The Ballad of Lefty Brown
  • The Ballad of Lefty Brown (R)

    Written and directed by Jared Moshe, this classical western borrows from John Ford both emotionally (with early scenes of Peter Fonda and Kathy Baker as a joshing old married couple) and thematically (Fonda’s character, a rancher elected to the U.S. Senate as Montana enters the union in 1889, straddles the old west and the new). more...
  • Blazing Saddles (R)

    With this 1974 western spoof, Mel Brooks abandoned the sweetly sentimental tone of his first two movies, The Producers and The Twelve Chairs, for the manic vulgarity that would become his cinematic calling card. more...
  • Casa de Mi Padre (R)

    Will Ferrell and his longtime producer Adam McKay (Anchorman, Talladega Nights) go south of the border for this mock spaghetti western, which is spoken in Spanish and subtitled. more...
  • The Hateful Eight (R)

    Django Unchained convinced me that Quentin Tarantino is out of ideas; this follow-up, another western, didn't persuade me otherwise, but it takes a more thoughtful approach to his usual preoccupations (revenge, mainly). more...
  • The Hateful Eight (70mm) (R)

    Django Unchained convinced me that Quentin Tarantino is out of ideas; this follow-up, another western, didn't persuade me otherwise, but it takes a more thoughtful approach to his usual preoccupations (revenge, mainly). more...
  • Hostiles (R)

    Scott Cooper often compensates for his middling work as a screenwriter with his evident talent as a director, elevating middlebrow fare about modern-day country music (Crazy Heart) and Whitey Bulger (Black Mass) by getting great performances out of his actors and skillfully capturing a mood. more...
  • Jane Got a Gun (R)

    Natalie Portman stars in this western from Gavin O'Connor (Pride and Glory), about a woman who asks her former lover to help rescue her outlaw husband more...
  • Slow West
  • Slow West (R)

    The title might suggest a Sam Shepard parody, but this arty western from New Zealand plays like a simplified version of Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man. In the late 19th century a young Scot (Kodi Smit-McPhee) crosses the Colorado territory in search of his lost love, who has emigrated to America after an unspecified scandal. 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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