WESTERN NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: I WILL FIGHT NO MORE FOREVER (***)
Our Western Night at the Movies group met this past Thursday and selected the 1975 made-for-television film, I WILL FIGHT NOT MORE FOREVER.
WESTERN NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: VALDEZ IS COMING (***1/2)
Last night at our Western Night at the Movies gathering, it was my turn to choose the films and I brought VALDEZ IS COMING (1970).
WESTERN NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK (*** 1/2)
At our Western Night at the Movies gathering the other night, Johnny Boggs provided an excellent double feature: BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK, a modern-day Western noir from 1955, and JOE DAKOTA, a low-budget remake of BAD DAY made a few years later and...
WESTERN NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: HELL BENT FOR LEATHER (**)
Directed by George Sherman, who made a name for himself in the thirties and forties directing B Westerns, and written by Christopher Knopf, perhaps best known for his script for THE EMPEROR OF THE NORTH, HELL BENT FOR LEATHER sometimes runs on the Starz Western channel.
WESTERN NIGHT AT THE MOVIES – EYES OF TEXAS (**1/2)
Bizarre as it sounds, this movie is noirishly dark and surreal as we witness Roy hogtied and dragged behind a horse (you can tell in the long shots it’s a dummy). Later, he’s beaten, bloodied and whipped by four of the old lady’s henchmen. Roy’s famous and trusted palomino, Trigger, arrives in the nick of time to save Roy a couple of times, as well as soothing one of the vicious dogs that was wounded during an earlier chase.
WESTERN NIGHT AT THE MOVIES BREAKHEART PASS (***)
When you think of Charles Bronson movies, say CHATO’S LAND, ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST or DEATH WISH, goofy fun isn’t likely to come to mind. But it perfectly describes BREAKHEART PASS (1975), my choice for our Western movie gathering...