January 30, 2013 - 12:48pm
Cinemark Classics presents 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid'
Johnny Law gets too close to the boys in George Roy Hill's 1969 classic.
It's interesting to think about how we as a culture perceive our historical or legendary outlaws. Our society views such people with admiration. We make movies where the bad guys are the good guys. If a man and a woman ran around the country today holding up banks and killing people, society...
January 9, 2013 - 1:47pm
Film discussion at the library: 'The Grapes of Wrath'
Meet up to discuss John Ford's adaptation of John Steinbeck's classic novel.
Think of a great name in the history of the Western film genre. Quick! First name that pops into your head. Was it John Wayne? It was John Wayne, wasn't it? If so, I have a suggestion for you: forget about American Westerns. The Italians: that's who you want to talk to. Spaghetti Westerns....
August 10, 2012 - 4:35pm
Midnights at the Baxter presents 'Tombstone' [Movies]
It's a mustache frenzy at the O.K. Corral!
I have previously discussed the state of the Western genre in American cinema. There are some mighty fine masterpieces – John Ford's The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, for instance. In my opinion, though, the Italians who tackled the form showed us its true potential – directors such...
July 29, 2012 - 8:06pm
Cinemark Classics at Tinseltown presents 'The Searchers' [Movies]
One day only at Tinseltown: let John Wayne and John Ford take you on a stunning tour of the Olde West in a quest to find a kidnapped girl.
I've been watching a lot of Westerns recently. It's an interesting genre to me – for most of my life I've shied away from such things, not really grasping the appeal of all-American cowboys strutting around shootin' Injuns (political incorrectness intended for satirical...
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