Tyranny and Ranching on the ‘Red River’

An unsatisfying conclusion mars an otherwise enjoyable classic western. [Read more...]

When the Legend Becomes Fact…

Review of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Directed by John Ford By PAUL D. MILLER Here is a movie that just begs to be a Jeopardy question. The category is “Classic Film.” The answers are: “The only movie in which Jimmy Stewart punches John Wayne in the face,” “The second movie in which Jimmy [Read More...]

That’ll Be the Day

Review of The Searchers, Directed by John Ford By PAUL D. MILLER The Searchers (1956) is a John Wayne western made in the 1950s, which might immediately suggest to you a certain kind of movie:  an all-American hero fighting outlaws and Indians with a six-shooter, a pack of one-liners, and a grinning swagger.  Wayne did [Read More...]


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