The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

Directed by John Ford "when the legend becomes fact, print the legend" The relationship between John Ford and John Wayne was tumultuous but undeniably fruitful, legendary even.  They are two icons of the movie western, but for all the worship laid at their feet, it sounds like their lives, both professional and otherwise, weren't all … Continue reading The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

Directed by the Coen Brothers The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is about death, even as it starts as a broad comedy and certainly as it transitions into a surreal drama. It's a Coen Brothers' comedy in the mostly in the style of Raising Arizona, The Hudsucker Proxy, and Intolerable Cruelty.  Also O Brother, Where Art Thou? and Hail, Caesar!  These … Continue reading The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)