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November 23, 2008

Several months after the film Appaloosa opened in England (where Neil saw and posted about it a while back), it finally made it to Maine, opening a few weeks ago at an art film theater, but more surprisingly showing this past week in Farmington, where we rarely get anything except the blockbusters. And, given that […]

Appalosa – a lesson learned.

September 28, 2008

Just seen ‘Appalosa’ the new Ed Harris Western which shows many of the problems with the continuation of a genre. It’s a good film, but struggles to do anything new with the genre. It resorts to the slowing-down process of so many recent westerns – translating ‘realism’ through pace into a presumed intensity. If it’s […]