Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Shakiest Gun in the West Review

The Shakiest Gun in the West (1968)
Dir. Alan Rafkin
Starring: Don Knotts, Barbara Rhoades

Don Knotts stars as Jessie Heywood, who decides to relocate to the west to practice dentistry. Once there, he unwittingly gets used by Penelope “Bad Penny” Cushings (Barbara Rhoades), a bandit that is being used by the government to find some gun runners that have been selling weapons to some Indians.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

2 Films by Monte Hellman: The Shooting / Ride in the Whirlwind Criterion Blu-ray Review

Dir. Monte Hellman

In The Shooting, a mysterious woman hires a bounty hunter to escort her through the desert, looking for a man. In Ride in the Whirlwind, a trio of farmhands are being hunted by vigilantes after being mistaken for part of a gang of outlaws.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Dead Man Review

Dir. Jim Jarmusch
Starring: Johnny Depp, Robert Mitchum, Gary Farmer
After arriving in the town of Machine and being denied a job he was promised, William Blake (Depp) meets a woman and is involved in a fatal shootinginvolving her ex lover. After leaving the town, he is joined by an Indian named Nobody (Farmer) and embarks on a journey to the west.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Two Rode Together

Two Rode Together (1961)
Dir. John Ford
Starring: James Stewart, Richard Widmark, Shirley Jones
Marshal Guthrie MacCabe is happy just staying in his town, profiting off the locals, until the army pressures him into helping to free some captives from the Comanche. Lieutenant Jim Gary is assigned the task of helping McCabe bargain with the Indians.