Comes A Horseman

Comes A Horseman came out in a period when cinema was subject to a lot of change. The new tranche of directors, under the banner of the new Hollywood movement, now ruled the box office and there was ...
The Sisters Brothers

The Sisters Brothers

In so many ways, The Sisters Brothers isn’t your typical Western. There isn’t an over abundance of violence; there are no Native Americans or other ethnic groups drafted in as a perceived...

A Fistful Of Dollars Comes Back To Cinemas

Park circus distribution have just announced that a brand new 4K restoration of A Fistful of Dollars will be released in cinemas. The iconic western is fifty four years old and has been hailed as a c...

The Ballad Of Lefty Brown

Over the last couple of years there has been a minor resurgence in the Western genre. Previously it was high profile, big budget films like Unforgiven or Dances With Wolves apparently heralded the da...

Brimstone

If Dutch writer/director Martin Koolhovan wanted to make an impact with his first English language feature, he’s certainly achieved that goal with Brimstone. A Western/Thriller revenge tale, wi...

In A Valley Of Violence

Certain genres in film naturally have peaks and troughs. What dominates studio pitch-meetings and multiplexes one minute is yesterday’s news the next. Horror, for instance, was arguably at its pinnac...

Hell Or High Water

For some reason this was the first film from director David MacKenzie that I was fortunate enough to see. How I had missed his previously lauded efforts Hallem Foe and Starred Up is a mystery but one...

Jane Got A Gun

It is a surprise that we actually got to see this film at all. The production was a troubled one to say the least. On day one of the shoot the director Lynn Ramsay left the set never to return. No re...

Forsaken

It shows just how far that the movies have shifted in the last decade or so when you look at the release of Forsaken. Fifteen years ago, a film starring Donald and Kiefer Sutherland, with support fro...

Johnny Guitar Returns To Cinemas

Paramount Pictures’ Johnny Guitar has returned to UK cinemas, screening from a new 4K restoration. Opening at the BFI Southbank and selected sites nationwide, Johnny Guitar features as one of t...