Tag Archives: No Country for Old Men

Five Film Favorites: Westerns set in the 20th Century

When I first began writing for the James River Film Journal, the first article I came across was F.T. Rea’s “Five Film Favorites: Westerns.”¬† Rea’s list spanned from Stagecoach¬†(1939) to Unforgiven (1992) and contained films from the ’40s, ’50s, and … Continue reading

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One Curmudgeon’s Opinion: The Ten Most Over-Rated Films of All Time

NOTE: this article originally appeared, in somewhat different form, at The Bug. Being grouchy from both the inanity of the upcoming Oscars and the usual top ten lists everywhere, I found myself playing the list game again, hopefully releasing some … Continue reading

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Anticipation, Disappointment, and the Coen Brothers

As I sit and anticipate the release of True Grit (2010), I am reminded of my friends, who, over a decade ago, anticipated the release of the first episode of Star Wars. When Star Wars: Episode I (1999) was released, … Continue reading

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