The Last Western You Watched? ver.2.0


(tomas) #542

Johnny Oro - didn’t expect much, didn’t get much. Easily put on the shelf with weaker Corbucci’s spaghies like Minesota Clay, What am i doing in the middle of revolution and Black, Yellow, Pink. There’s not much to talk about really. 1/5

Hanging Judge (1973) - a tortilla western with Hugo Stiglitz, ultracheap, but, wait for it, I didn’t use fastforward at all. The movie reminds El Topo in some scenes when it tries to go metaphysical, but it tries too perfunctorily to be a real deal in this manner. But, it is somewhat interesting in its slightly unusual structure and creative use of camera angles. 3/5

Thy Your Neighbor - pretty weak effort by a director who gave us such miracles as Blindman or Get Mean :wink: . Doesn’t really feel like Baldi’s movie actually. Final showdown with dynamite throwing is a more baldisque than rest of the film, but since I learned you can’t blow dynamite by shooting at it, I always cringe a little when something like that happens. 2/5


(Wilco Vedder) #543

Godless
We have a free month of Netflix so I took the oppurtunity for a re-watch of the series. With no surprises the serie still stands out to me with some strong characters and beautiful scenery and locations. All buildings look authentic.
I think there are a lot of influences from western movies underneath the skin of the series.


(Phil H) #544

What!?!
I don’t believe it. You mean Castellari was lying? :scream::scream::scream:


#545

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Cohen, 2018) - Definitely worth watching if you have Netflix - 4/5

A Million Ways to Die in the West (MacFarlane, 2014) - I’m no fan of Seth MacFarlane’s shit, but there were some amusing moments, granted it was about 40 minutes too long. - 2/5


(Wilco Vedder) #546

I am halfway. I do not like movies with short stories that are not connected in the end. As it is a Netflix production they should have made a kind of series out of this.

I have seen about 15 minutes and could not stand it. I think the humor as not meant for me :roll_eyes:


(tomas) #547

Jeez, in what spagh did he lie to us… :sob:


(JonathanCorbett) #548

Actually, that’s not entirely true.

https://www.quora.com/Will-shooting-dynamite-detonate-it


(tomas) #549

I doubt it. We had a long discussion on fb about it with also some guys shooting at it with no effect.


(Phil H) #550

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Coen / 2018)

Really enjoyed this one. Coen Brothers back on top form for me.


(El Topo) #551

Thy Your Neighbor - pretty weak effort by a director who gave us such miracles as Blindman or Get Mean :wink: . Doesn’t really feel like Baldi’s movie actually. Final showdown with dynamite throwing is a more baldisque than rest of the film, but since I learned you can’t blow dynamite by shooting at it, I always cringe a little when something like that happens. 2/5

Think again Thomas dynamate can explode and most likely will, by shooting at it, there’s enought pressure and heat in a bullet to trigger the explosion


(tomas) #552

Finally something…

Last Of The Badmen - started great, I was about 30 min into it telling myself this is Top 20 material, but as it is often the case, a lot of spaghs break apart somewhere in the middle and this one was not an exception. So, first half great, second good with some silly accidental story developments, but overall, a solid spagh with interesting ending. 70%

China 9, Liberty 37 - very acidic, no surprise though, since it was directed by Monte Hellman. Pretty neat semispagh. My only complaint is about music, which mostly doesn’t really fit the scenes and doesn’t impress even on itself. I liked Testi, but not his accent (if it wasn’t dub), sometimes I barely understand what he was saying. Jenny Agutter was a hottie back then, I’m probably rewatching Logan’s Run soon. Not that much action in this one, but when comes to it, it’s well-made. 80%


(The Man With a Name) #553

Stand at Apache River (1953) with Stephen McNally and Hugh O’Brian. A boring B-western with one of the most ridiculous Indian chiefs I’ve ever seen. I remember watching this film on TV and thinking the same thing but I like to give films another go. Unfortunately this one remains terrible. 1/5


(tomas) #554

Another couple of good ones…

The Hired Hand (1971) - loved this one. I would say Peter Fonda’s character had to inspire Eastwoood’s Josey Wales a bit. They are almost identical sometimes. 100%

Kid Blue (1973) - nice western existentialist comedy with Dennis Hopper. And Warren Oates, who somehow tends to show up in every western i pick up. 80%