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Cult Column: Rio Grande

I was surprised after a recent viewing of John Ford’s Rio Grande to find that the film has a rather middling reputation, regarded as a second-tier work. It is admittedly…

The Accidental Re-birth of the Western Alliance

This article was originally uploaded on the 19th March There are many things Putin probably didn’t anticipate when he mounted his full-scale invasion of Ukraine last month.  One of these…

Cult Column: Duck, You Sucker!

Some evenings, you’re just in a certain mood. There are those evenings when science-fiction is just what’s needed, others, perhaps a ‘70s flick. Then there are the Lord of the…

Bone Tomahawk

When a town doctor’s assistant (Lili Simmons) is kidnapped by a tribe of ‘savages’, her enraged husband (Patrick Wilson), Sheriff Franklin Hunt (Kurt Russell), his aging Deputy Chicory (Richard Jenkins)…

The Searchers – How the Western was Revolutionised

‘We will never come again to the Utah border – Oh, look, look so you never forget!’ In 1912 Zane Grey, a dentist from Ohio, invented the Old West. His…

Cult Column

The Western is one of the oldest film genres out there; it has existed throughout the 20th century and well into the 21st, and during this time, the genre has…