(Delmer Daves, U.S.A., 1956): As Jubal Troop, a sheepherder with a murky past, Glenn Ford literally slides down a rocky slope into this movie, in which he will be the catalyst for the unleashing of all manner of Othello-inspired ugliness in this beautifully rendered Cinemascopic...

(2010 - ) In which the famously ill-adapted crime fiction maestro Elmore Leonard comes to TV and finally finds a happy home. That's the mythical narrative anyway. The fact is, if you consider Budd Boetticher's The Tall T,  Martin Ritt's Hombre, Frankenheimer's 52 Pickup, Jackie Brown, Out of Sight and some...

(Sydney Pollack, USA, 1972): It began, some say, as a Sam Peckinpah/Clint Eastwood collaboration, and therein lies one of the more tantalizing might-have-beens. But it wound up as one of six Robert Redford/Sydney Pollack team-ups, and therefore a much different vision of a cannibalistic Indian-killing mountain...

(Romolo Guerrieri, Italy, 1966): By the time Sergio Leone got around to igniting the euro-western boom by mashing up Yojimbo and Red Harvest in an apocalyptic internationalist idea of the west, all the settling had been done and rot had set in: the spaghetti western...