(Dick Richards, U.S.A., 1972): The frontier had gotten some dirty by 1972, the year this, Bad Company, Dirty Little Billy, Ulzana's Raid, High Plains Drifter and The Great Northfield, Minnesota Raid rode in. The frontier was bleak, hard and rotten, and the people found there...

(Jon Favreau, USA, 2011): When the aliens land to harvest gold and humans, they descend upon a movie-western town stricken with the conventional civic complaints: there's a cattle baron's son (Paul Dano) who gets jazzed shooting up the streets and saloon run by the decently...

(TV series, USA, 1950-56): The distance travelled in the half-century by O. Henry's 1907 creation 'The Cisco Kid' -from a ruthless 25 year-old killer who connives to have his beloved killed in his stead  to the kid-friendly caballero with the same name played by the...

(Budd Boetticher, USA, 1957): There's something wrong right from the beginning. Could that be Randolph Scott, our Randy, holding up a stagecoach? Well, not quite, as it turns out, but that twist on expectations sets the tone of off-kilter ambiguity that holds sway over the...

Comanche Station (Budd Boetticher, USA, 1958): Boetticher's final movie in the Ranown Scott cycle begins with a tense exchange: for a blanket full of trinkets and a rifle, Scott frees a captive woman (Nancy Lowe) from the Comanches and starts to take her home. Along...