Any Gun Can Play

Well this Spaghetti Western starts off with a bang and doesn’t stop. If you are looking for something like The Man With No Name trilogy then this film is for you. Don’t expect as good of production or for it to be fully dubbed. Don’t let that deter you from watching this film though the plot it a complex one and has plenty of great twists to keep your attention. There is also some level of comedy to the film whether it was intentional or not that helps with the…

Stagecoach Express

Stagecoach Express is a classic black and white B grade westerns. The plot is good and the acting is okay for the most part. If you’ve seen any of the lower grade westerns of this time then you’ll know what to expect great gun fights, stagecoaches placed over terrible backdrops rolling past. Honestly its good, but not necessarily going to be a standout film. If you’ve seen most of the truly classic westerns this is a decent one to pick up and see at least once. Bottom Line (Warning Contains…

The Hateful Eight

This film that almost wasn’t probably should have stayed that way. Now I do like Tarantino films, this one was honestly just a disappointment. At first the film looks like an actually decent western, however it spirals down from about halfway point becoming what we expect from this director, bloody and disgusting. It was such a weird juxtaposition that it ruins the film. I wanted to like this film, but I just couldn’t. As a western it’s terrible and the rest is just not worth watching. Bottom Line (Warning Contains…

War Wagon

War Wagon is a great classic western featuring both Kirk Douglas and John Wayne. What really sets this film apart from other films in the genre is the plot. It almost seems like a remake of Oceans Eleven instead of the classic western motifs. From start to finish this film is not only action packed and entertaining, but it also has a touch of hilarity to it. The best part of this film is interaction between characters and gives the viewer an easy bridge into the film where they can…

Tombstone

While maybe not the most historically accurate telling of Wyatt Earp’s life. Tombstone is one of the greatest westerns ever made. The start studded cast brings life to a great script. Val Kilmer delivers the best performance of his career as Doc Holiday. There are several famous lines from this movie that I quote frequently. From start to finish this film grabs the viewers attention and won’t let go. This is a must see and must own film. Bottom Line (Warning Contains Spoilers) Okay if you know anything about the…

Shane

To call Shane a classic would be an understatement. This film adaptation of the book of the same name is wonderful. Shane falls into the golden age of Western film making where the good guys win and a mans got to do what a mans got to do. This might not be everyone’s cup of tea but I love this style of film. From start to end this film shows what a western should be if you haven’t seen Shane do yourself a favor and watch it you will not…

The Magnificent Seven

Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, and Charles Bronson star in the western remake of The Seventh Samurai. While this sounds like a rather strange idea, but just like the name with The Man With No Name Trilogy this is a great film. The plot if you’ve seen the original is verbatim. The most interesting part of this film is that the dynamic between all of the characters and actors. They bring this remake to life and I have to say it has one of the best scenes I’ve seen in a…

For A Few Dollars More

This is easily the best film out of Sergio Leone’s Man With No Name Trilogy. The plot is incredible filled with twists and turns. Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Gian Maria Volontè bring this film to life and makes it a joy to watch from beginning to end. If you ever wanted a villain to root against look no further than Volontè. He plays the role perfectly. There is plenty of funny moments between Eastwood and Van Cleef to help break up the intensity of the movie. This should…

Five Card Stud

Five Card Stud is one of those interesting movies where two great actors (Dean Martin and Robert Mitchum) decided to make a western. Now I know what you’re thinking where’s John Wayne. This isn’t the case nor is this your typical western. While the plot is some what basic there are other aspects that makes the movie enjoyable. The best part is that this film becomes a who done it. Dean Martin is great as the protagonist in the film. Robert Mitchum plays a supporting role in the film but…

A Fistful Of Dollars

What really needs to be said about a Kurosawa movie made into a western starring Clint Eastwood? This movie is fantastic from the comedy of the mule at the very beginning of the film to the terrible dubbing into English and the disturbing villains. There are very incredible gun fight scenes that will leave the viewer at the edge of their seats. The most interesting thing I think about this film and The Man With No Name Trilogy is the social undertones that seemed to seep into the tale. While…