Saturday, September 25, 2021

Westerns: Films


Cry Macho (2021)
Director: Clint Eastwood
Writers: Nick Schenk, N. Richard Nash
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Dwight Yoakam
Drama, Thriller, Western | imdb

A one-time rodeo star and washed-up horse breeder takes a job to bring a man's young son home and away from his alcoholic mom. On their journey, the horseman finds redemption through teaching the boy what it means to be a good man.

Godless (2017)
tv series
Director/Writer: Scott Frank
Stars: Jack O'Connell, Michelle Dockery
Drama, Western | imdb

In the 1880s American West, murderous outlaw gang leader Frank Griffin hunts for ex-protege Roy Goode. Frank's chase leads him to La Belle, New Mexico--a town inhabited, after a mining disaster, almost entirely by women.

Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts (2017)
Original title: Marlina si pembunuh dalam empat babak
Director/Writer: Mouly Surya
Writers: Rama Adi, Garin Nugroho
Stars: Marsha Timothy, Egy Fedly
Drama, Thriller, Western | imdb | my rating: 5

Marlina lives quietly in Sumba until one day a man named Markus and his gang try to rob her house and she kills him. Eventually, she is haunted by Markus, and her life turns in 180 degrees.

Westworld (1973)
Director/Writer: Michael Crichton
Stars: Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, James Brolin
Western, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller | imdb | my rating: 5

A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park.
Westworld (2016)
tv series on HBO: season 1 - the maze
Creators: Lisa Joy, Jonathan Nolan
Based on film by: Michael Crichton
Starring: Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Ed Harris
Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | imdb | my rating: 5
great job in the development of the original idea from the movie version

A Western-themed futuristic theme park, populated with artificial intelligence, allows high-paying guests to live out their fantasies with no consequences or retaliation from the android hosts, until now.

Westworld (2018)
tv series on HBO: season 2 - the door | my rating: 5
continues to wow me

Westworld (2020)
tv series on HBO: season 3 - the new world | my rating: 5
whew! twists and turns for the better


Power of the Dog (2021)
Director/Writer: Jane Campion
Based on book by: Thomas Savage
Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst
Drama, Romance, Western | imdb
Release date US: December 1, 2021

Charismatic rancher Phil Burbank inspires fear and awe in those around him. When his brother brings home a new wife and her son, Phil torments them until he finds himself exposed to the possibility of love.


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* part of Wrangling Westerns (schedule)
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