This excellent 1957 film from director Delmer Daves is a taut, austere western in the ‘High Noon’ mode but with a film noir sensibility.
Justified: Complete Series (2010-2015) – Timothy Olyphant is U.S. Marshall Raylan Givens, a cowboy of a lawman whose brand as cowboy justice gets him demoted from his Miami posting and sent back to Kentucky, the home he thought he’d escaped once and for all. His new boss (Nick Searcy, a sharp leader with a laid-back […]
Justified, based on a short story by Elmore Leonard and developed by Graham Yost (in collaboration with Leonard) into a riveting rural crime drama, was one of the best shows on TV for its six-season run on FX, thanks to the way it preserves Leonard’s distinctive pulp fiction sensibility. The sixth and final season is […]
Hombre (1967), adapted from the novel by Elmore Leonard, plays as a ruthless, revisionist take on Stagecoach. Paul Newman is the blue eyed “savage,” a white man raised by the Indians who rejects so-called civilized society for his spiritual family, who has chosen to go native rather than live in the lies and corruption of […]