(Note: this originally appeared in The Globe and Mail in December, 2012.) The things one loves in life are the things that fade. – The poster tagline for Heaven’s Gate By the time my friends and I took our seats in the University theatre in Toronto for the Canadian...

(Sam Peckinpah, USA, 1973): Of all the events recounted in such frustrating, fascinating and near-forensic detail in Paul Seydor's The Authentic Death and Contentious Afterlife of Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, the hardest one to digest is this: seven months after the film had opened to...