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 […]

The Outsider (2019)

Outsider is a 2019 American Western film directed by Timothy Woodward Jr. and starring Trace Adkins, Jon Foo, Sean Patrick Flanery and Danny Trejo. Country Music Legend Trace Adkins stars in this gritty tale of revenge in a small Western boomtown. In search of the American dream, a railroad worker (Jon Foo) finds himself on the wrong side of a lawless frontier. As […]

Appaloosa

Appaloosa is a 2008 American Western film based on the 2005 novel Appaloosa by crime writer Robert B. Parker. Directed by Ed Harris and co-written by Harris and Robert Knott, Appaloosa stars Harris alongside Viggo Mortensen, Renée Zellweger and Jeremy Irons. The film premiered at 2008 Toronto International Film Festival and was released in selected cities on September 19, 2008, then expanded into wide-release on October 3, 2008. The film shares some […]

The Rider

The Rider is a 2017 American contemporary western drama film written, produced and directed by Chloé Zhao. The film stars Brady Jandreau, Lilly Jandreau, Tim Jandreau, Lane Scott, and Cat Clifford and was shot in the badlands of South Dakota. It premiered in the Directors’ Fortnight section at the Cannes Film Festival on May 20, 2017, where it won the Art Cinema Award. It was released in theaters […]

Charro!

Charro! is a 1969 American western film starring Elvis Presley shot on location at Apacheland Movie Ranch and Old Tucson Studios in Arizona. Uniquely, Presley did not sing on-screen, and the film featured no songs at all except for the main title theme, which was played over the opening credits. It was also the only movie in which Presley wore a beard. The film […]

Gunfighters (1947)

Gunfighters is a 1947 American Western film directed by George Waggner and starring Randolph Scott and Barbara Britton. Based on the novel Twin Sombreros by Zane Grey (the sequel of Knights of the Range) and with a screenplay by The Searchers author Alan Le May, the film is about a gunfighter who lays down his guns after being forced to shoot his best friend, and decides to become a cowhand on a […]