Western

Film Review: The Harder They Fall is a violent western spectacle that redefines the prominence of people of colour

October 22, 2021

“While the events of this story are fictional…These. People. Existed.” These words hit harder than any bullet or bass snare experienced in The Harder They Fall as they sprawl across the screen in the opening seconds of Jeymes Samuel‘s Black Western fantasy.  Perhaps, in a way, an almost spiritual sequel to Mario Van Peebles’ genre-breaking […]

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Alliance Française French Film Festival Review: The Sisters Brothers (USA/France, 2018) is at once frustrating and fascinating

March 2, 2019

With a title like The Sisters Brothers, one would be forgiven for assuming that Jacques Audiard‘s off-centred western would be something of a comedy.  Whilst there’s moments of black humour peppered throughout Audiard’s English-language debut – which makes its inclusion in this year’s Alliance Francaise French Film Festival all the more curious – this is […]

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Christian Bale joins new Western Hostiles

February 19, 2016

Christian Bale is set to star in the Scott Cooper-written and directed Western Hostiles. As reported by Variety, Bale will play  a colonial soldier in 1892 whose final mission sees him an Indian chief back to his Montana reservation – learning respect for his companions’ culture over the course of the journey. There’s no word on when the […]

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