No Country for Old Men

No Country for Old Men is a 2007 American thriller film written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, based on Cormac McCarthy‘s 2005 novel of the same name, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, and Josh Brolin, it follows a Texas welder and Vietnam War veteran in the desert landscape of 1980 West Texas. The film revisits the themes of fate, conscience, and circumstance that the Coen brothers […]

El Topo

El Topo ([el ˈto.po], “The Mole“) is a 1970 Mexican acid Western film written, scored, directed by and starring Alejandro Jodorowsky. Characterized by its bizarre characters and occurrences, use of maimed and dwarf performers, and heavy doses of Christian symbolism and Eastern philosophy, the film is about the eponymous character – a violent, black-clad gunfighter – and his quest for enlightenment. This is a problematic film. It is obscure and confused. There […]

The Tall Stranger

The Tall Stranger is a western novel by Louis L’Amour. It was written in 1957 and first published by Gold Medal Books. A filmed version starred Joel McCrea and Virginia Mayo. The story starts out in the 1860s with Ned Bannon coming across cattle rustlers who shoot him and leave him for dead, a group of wagon trainers finding Ned Bannon badly wounded and all […]

Hickok

Hickok, released on July 7, 2017, is an American Western film, starring Luke Hemsworth as Wild Bill Hickok. Luke Hemsworth is Wild Bill Hickok, legendary lawman and gunslinger, who is assigned with taming the wildest cow-town in the west. Hickok’s reputation for his style of frontier justice is then put to the ultimate test. This movie has a nice cast including Luke […]

Big Kill (2019)

A tenderfoot from Philadelphia, two misfit gamblers on the run, and a deadly preacher have a date with destiny in a boom town gone bust called Big Kill. After the death of his wife, Jim, the accountant, has come from the East to join his brother in business. Jake and Travis, two misfit rogues with […]