western

Games without frontiers: a scene from Red Dead Redemption 2

What does the commonplace cruelty of Red Dead Redemption say about our times?

17 November 2018 9:00 am

Every era has its western. For 30 years, from The Big Trail through to The Searchers, John Wayne reigned supreme…

A major modernist hiding in plain sight: composer Ennio Morricone at 91

‘Darmstadt taught me how to compose’: Ennio Morricone interviewed

27 October 2018 9:00 am

For all his commercial success, Ennio Morricone is a modernist of uncompromising seriousness, as Richard Bratby finds out

Caption – Natalie Portman in Jane Got a Gun

Jane Got a Gun is about as feminist as my cat Daphne, who barely moves

23 April 2016 9:00 am

Jane Got a Gun is being sold as a rousing feminist Western although the truth is that it’s about as…

No man ever wanted a dumb broad for a wife

21 March 2015 9:00 am

As I was flipping through some television garbage trying to induce sleep, I came upon an old western starring Kirk…

Just because The Homesman has a few women in it doesn’t make it a ‘feminist western’

22 November 2014 9:00 am

The Homesman, which stars Hilary Swank and Tommy Lee Jones and is set in the Nebraska territory in the 1850s,…