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The Films of Anthony Mann (Part 3): Winchester ’73, The Naked Spur, The Man From Laramie

The first of five films to team director Anthony Mann and star James Stewart, Winchester ’73 (1950) begins with Lin McAdam (Stewart) and “High-Spade” Wilson (Millard Mitchell) tracking killer Dutch Henry Brown (Stephen McNally) into Dodge City, Kansas, arriving in … Continue reading

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“If They Move, Kill ‘Em!”: The Wild Bunch (Sam Peckinpah, 1969)

Preeminent among the Revisionist Westerns, The Wild Bunch also stands as an exemplar of the Twilight Western, elegiac films that explored the “closing of the frontier” theme, Sam Peckinpah‘s own The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1971) being another prime example. … Continue reading

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Capsule Reviews: June 15 – 17

Attack of the 50-Foot Woman (Nathan Hertz, 1958) Village of the Giants (Bert I. Gordon, 1965) Queen of Outer Space (Edward Bernds, 1958) Mars Needs Women (Larry Buchanan, 1968) Two trends dominate the latest batch of TCM’s Drive-In Classics series … Continue reading

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Capsule Reviews: June 10 – 14

The Wasp Woman (Roger Corman, 1959) – 2/5 Quickie cash-in fueled by the runaway popularity of the previous year’s The Fly. By locating his action in a cosmetics empire run by a middle-aged female fashion icon obsessed with cracking the … Continue reading

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