Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Tall T Review

Dir. Budd Boetticher

Starring: Randolph Scott, Maureen O’Sullivan, Richard Boone

Patrick Brennan is a just a normal guy, who in the process of trying to get a bull, gets thrown into a hostage situation when Frank Usher (Richard Boone) kidnaps and attempts to ransom off the local copper baron’s daughter Doretta, (Maureen O’Sullivan) and her newly married weak willed husband Willard Mims (John Hubbard).

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Revenge of the Virgins Review

Revenge of the Virgins (1959)

Dir. Peter Perry Jr.

This is the story of a group of white people who go to a remote area to pan for gold. Unfortunately the place that they are going is the home of a tribe of vengeful female Indians.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Quigley Down Under Review

Quigley Down Under (1990)
Dir. Simon Wincer
Starring: Tom Selleck, Alan Rickman, Laura San Giacomo

Matthew Quigley (Tom Selleck) arrives in Australia answering a wanted ad for long range sharpshooters.  After meeting an unstable American named Cora (Laura San Giacomo) and learning that the man hiring him, Elliot Marston (Alan Rickman) wants him to use his skills to kill the aborigines. This does not sit well with Quigley, who takes up the fight for the natives.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Once Upon a Time in the West Review

Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
Dir. Sergio Leone
Starring: Claudia Cardinale, Henry Fonda, Jason Robards, Charles Bronson
A land dispute over an area called Sweetwater sets the stage for conflict between Harmonica (Bronson), a man out for revenge against Frank (Fonda), the hired gun tasked to run off the Sweetwaters owners the McBains. Even though Frank was instructed only to scare the McBains, he brutally killed them all, because as he says “People scare better when they’re dying.”, then framed the bandit Cheyenne (Robards) for the murders. The railroad’s plans to take ownership of the land are stopped by the arrival of McBain’s new wife Jill (Cardinale). After Harmonica gets involved due to his interest in Frank, he discovers something: McBain was smart and claimed a section of land with the only source of water for miles, the land would have made him rich. These factors combine to set the stage for an epic confrontation  in the waning days of the old west.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014