[Trailer] Nia DaCosta’s LITTLE WOODS

Before CANDYMAN returns, Nia DaCosta's feature debut LITTLE WOODS arrives in theatres April 19th, 2019.

“My life is like an empty cylinder”: Modern Cowboys & Daddy Issues in THE SISTERS BROTHERS

Jacques Audiard's film adaptation of THE SISTERS BROTHERS deals with the Wild West becoming a modern world.

RED HILL: Revising the Colonial Western

RED HILL is a postmodern Western that takes on colonial attitudes towards Indigenous Australians.

HELL OR HIGH WATER: Desperation and Death in the Dirty South

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uzw4wkHtEt4 Hell or High Water. 2016. Directed by David Mackenzie. Screenplay by Taylor Sheridan. Starring Ben Foster, Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges, Dale Dickey, William Sterchi, Gil Birmingham, Buck Taylor, Kristin Berg, & Katy Mixon. Film 44/OddLot Entertainment/Sidney Kimmel Entertainment. Rated 14A. 102 minutes. Crime/Drama/Western ★★★★★ Disclaimer: This review may contain several spoilers concerning the film's …

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Bad Day at Black Rock: An Open, American, Hardboiled Wound

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWpvrb6i9bI Bad Day at Black Rock. 1955. Directed by John Sturges. Screenplay by Millard Kaufman; adapted by Don McGuire & based on a story from Howard Breslin. Starring Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Anne Francis, Dean Jagger, Walter Brennan, John Ericson, Ernest Borgnine, Lee Marvin, Russell Collins, & Walter Sande. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Not Rated. 81 minutes. Crime/Drama/Mystery …

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Civil War-Era Creeps in DEAD BIRDS

Not often do we get a Civil War-era horror story. Screenwriter Simon Barrett pens this fascinating indie crossing supernatural horror with a tale of the South, slavery, robbers and gold.

THE PROPOSITION: A Kantian Australian West

John Hillcoat delivers a vision of the Wild West in Australia, by way of Immanuel Kant's moral philosophy.

Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained: Slavesploitation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8CZKbDzP1E Django Unchained. 2012. Directed & Written by Quentin Tarantino. Starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Walton Goggins, James Remar, David Steen, Dennis Christopher, Don Johnson, Franco Nero, Bruce Dern, M.C. Gainey, Jonah Hill, Tom Wopat, Don Stroud, Russ Tamblyn, Amber Tamblyn, and Tom Savini. The Weinstein Company/Columbia Pictures. …

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