Stagecoach – 1939

The western is a longtime staple of American cinema. And no one did them quite like John Ford. Ford was one of the founding fathers of film and one of the most successful to cross into the sound era. Stagecoach is one of his earliest sound films and arguably his best. The film follows a […]

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Unforgiven – 1992

Clint Eastwood is one of the rare individuals that falls into the category of great actor and great director. Unforgiven may not be Eastwood’s best directed film and it may not be his best acted film, but it is the best marriage between the two. It is here that Eastwood most easily directs himself and […]

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True Grit – 2010

Remakes are either hit or miss, and, more often than not, miss. The John Wayne version of True Grit is a classic in its own right, but the Coen Brothers version is something special. The film follows Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld) a precocious 14-year-old who hires a seasoned Marshal called Rooster Cogburn (Jeff Bridges) to […]

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No Country for Old Men – 2007

No Country for Old Men follows a man called Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) who stumbles upon a satchel filled with money and does whatever it takes to keep it. There are not very many villains quite like Anton Chigurh. His calm and ruthless demeanor makes him immensely compelling and Javier Bardem’s performance is easily one of […]

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