Jeremiah Johnson

Advertisements Ride due west as the sun sets; turn left at the Rocky Mountains . . . With this simple advice, Jeremiah Johnson sets forth on a brutal course toward life anew. Robert Redford is the titular hero recently returned from the…

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Rio Bravo

Advertisements Rio Bravo is a riveting hallmark of the Western genre. Stretching reticent tension over 141-minutes of runtime, Howard Hawks’ 1959 touchstone unravels with unhurried command and is here and gone like a cloud of gun smoke. Without intense focus on violence…

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Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

Advertisements What do you know about women?” That was the profound question asked of Martin Scorsese before he was hired to direct Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore.  “Nothing,” Scorsese wisely answered.  “But I’m willing to learn.”  Released in 1974, between Mean Streets and…

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