Unlike Adam, I generally don’t have much of an affinity for what many consider the typical, old-school western. I haven’t even seen Unforgiven, which I consider a mark of shame and intend to remedy soon enough. In the meantime, here are my top 5 modern westerns:
1. No Country for Old Men – A truthful film with a deceptively hopeful ending.
2. Assasination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford – One of the most fascinating films I’ve seen. Brad Pitt plays the sort of part he should play, and Casey Affleck is incredible and uncomfortably relatable. None of us want to admit it, but we are the coward Robert Ford.
4. Back to the Future 3 – Ludicrous and marvelous.
5. City Slickers – Well, I liked it as a kid anyway… kind of.
On second though, maybe I should have sat out of this one.