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Quentin Tarantino is bringing Bounty Law to television

One of the many storylines in Quentin Tarantino's Oscar-nominated Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood involved a show called Bounty Law, a western which starred Rick Dalton as Jake Cahill but played in real life by Leonardo DiCaprio....

 
 
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Recap: The Mandalorian Season 1, Episode 8 - The Redemption

When looking at the individual episodes of a television show, especially with a property so carefully-managed like Star Wars, it's hard to find any sort of distinct authorship in the filmmaking of any of them. So imagine my surprise when I ...

 
 
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Recap: The Mandalorian Season 1, Episode 7 - The Reckoning

After episodes of world-building, character-building, and who-knows-what-else, The Mandalorian season one finally rounds back to the inciting incident for the show. I've been suspicious of this show gathering all of these prominent guest st...

 
 
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Recap: The Mandalorian Season 1, Episode 6 - The Prisoner

One of the clear strengths of The Mandalorian, especially in the earlier episodes, is that the eponymous character is not perfect—far from it. He trips, falls down, gets shot, gets covered in mud, and so on. We love an underdog. But i...

 
 
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Recap: The Mandalorian Season 1, Episode 5 - The Gunslinger

Generally, I abhor the term "filler" when it comes to television. Even when an episode doesn't make too many strides in long-term plot development, I usually feel like I get something out of the experience—perhaps it fleshes out a cha...

 
 
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Recap: The Mandalorian Season 1, Episode 4 - Sanctuary

If anyone watching The Mandalorian had somehow missed that this show was a Western, here is an episode that is pretty blatant with all of the associated tropes. In what was basically The Magnificent Seven in space, Mando has become the "Man...

 
 
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Recap: The Mandalorian Season 1, Episode 3 - The Sin

It has been hard to see most of the Star Wars stuff in the Disney era to be nothing more than homages to the original trilogy. With The Mandalorian, I feel as if fans are getting more of a remix across all Star Wars eras in a way we've neve...

 
 
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Recap: The Mandalorian Season 1, Episode 2 - The Child

So this is the kind of show The Mandalorian will be, eh? After an intriguing series premiere, the second episode of this Star Wars Disney+ original is more of a small step in terms of plot, one that doesn't move the story significantly forw...

 
 
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Recap: The Mandalorian (Season 1, Episode 1)

Star Wars was never meant to be a giant pop culture phenomenon, nor was it envisioned as a prime example of the capitalist Hollywood nightmare we now live in. Yet despite the flaws and missteps of this gargantuan franchise, I've always beli...

 
 
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El Camino reminded me why I love Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad aired its final episode on September 29, 2013. Walter White's ascension (or was it a descent?) from mild-mannered chemistry teacher to ruthless criminal has cemented itself as a staple of contemporary pop culture, a teachable p...

 
 
 
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Watch the first trailer for The Mandalorian now

At this point, The Mandalorian needs little in the way of introduction. It's the first live-action series in the Star Wars universe. It's showrun by the likes of Jon Favreau, with the oversight and input of creators like Dave Filoni (Star ...

 
 
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Review: The Nightingale

The Nightingale is a rough film. Which is to say, it covers some serious ground in its trek across the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, and not to question its technical merits. Following her debut with The Babadook in 2014, Jennifer Kent conti...

 
 
 
 
 
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Director's cut of The Hateful Eight quietly added to Netflix

It's not always a shock to find something a little watered-down for streaming, but rarely do we get even more than we got in the theaters! A shock then to learn that Tarantino himself oversaw an extended edit of 2015's The Hateful Eight, fo...

 
 
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Review: The Wind

The opening images of Emma Tammi’s The Wind set up the dread to come. Outside of a home on the frontier, two men wait. It is windswept and desolate and wordless, the light a cold, foreboding pre-dawn blue. A woman emerges in white, co...

 
 
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First teaser for HBO's Deadwood movie rolls into town

The feature film follow-up to David Milch's Deadwood has certainly been a long time coming; here's an article from thirteen years ago if you want to laugh and try to remember where you were. (I was probably in school. Or eating candy. Or w...

 
 
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SXSW Review: The Highwaymen

We've all seen Bonnie and Clyde. We've all seen it, right? Jesus, people. Watch the classics. Fine, go watch Bonnie and Clyde then we can continue on. Now that we're all where we should be, remember the bumbling Texas police officer th...

 
 
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Review: Buffalo Boys

International movies have the unique ability to share with us stories that we may not know about in easily consumable bites. It's not that every single movie ever released has to tell the story of a nation or peoples past, God knows we don'...

 
 
 
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NYFF Review: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Like Hail, Caesar!, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is a movie about movies. Hail, Caesar! took the tropes of the old-fashioned studio pictures and turned them into an interconnected backlot pastiche of cinematic styles. You had composites of ...

 
 
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See The Sisters Brothers early and free

I am not so sure what to make of The Sisters Brothers. I know I love westerns, and I like some comedy in them, but I can't tell if this one is going to work or not. It just seems weird. That actually makes me want to see it even more, thoug...

 
 
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Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul cast in Westworld season 3

Emmy-winning actor and Vitamin Water spokesman Aaron Paul has joined the cast of HBO's Westworld, according to Deadline. While his role is unknown at this point, Paul will be a regular cast member during the sci-fi show's third se...

 
 
 
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Review: Let the Corpses Tan

From its eye-catching classic poster, to its high-noon soundtrack and a sweeping vista, Let the Corpses Tan gives the impression of a modern twist to the spaghetti western. Though this French interpretation of an Italian interpretation of a...

 
 
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Fantasia 2018 Review: Five Fingers for Marseilles

Five self-appointed protectors watch over the railroad town of Marseilles. They ride through rolling parries, the rock faces of mountains filling the background. The iconography of the American western is alive and well through the South Af...

 
 
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Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story

When Disney started rolling out their plans a long time ago for damn near every character in the Star Wars universe to have origin movies, the general reaction was one simple question: Why? Why was this necessary at all? It just s...

 
 
 
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SXSW Review: Prospect

Prospect is marketed as a horror film. A sci-fi film too. Before I saw it, another SXSW attendee told me, "Yes, it's those things, but it's a western." OK. So genre-wise, it's a little bit of everything, sort of like a hobo scramble. Y...

 
 
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Review: The Dark Tower

If you've read Stephen King's prolific Dark Tower saga you know it's a weird, wonderful, flawed, brilliant, mess of an epic that touches so many genres it's hard to classify it at all. It bounces from western to science fiction to...

 
 
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The Dark Tower receives another trailer, still has a tower

Okay, no, Andy Serkis is not actually playing the tower, much to my own disappointment. Though, I'm sure if he did, there'd be some article praising how he gave the tower some much-deserved characterization, and truly brought the role to li...

 
 
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The Dark Tower receives its first trailer

First, if you haven't read Stephen King's The Dark Tower series go and do that. It's fantastic, and his greatest undertaking as a writer. It's a massive western, science fiction, fantasy, met narrative that can get unwieldy, but i...

 
 
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Review: Tampopo

Prior to this week, the last time I saw Juzo Itami's 1985 food comedy Tampopo was in the mid-90s. I remembered so little of the movie save for the fact that I enjoyed it. Some isolated scenes are easy to recall, though. There's an etiquette...

 
 
 
 
 
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HBO's Westworld gets a new trailer

Perhaps you've been feeling the fantasy blues on HBO of late. Game of Thrones been off the air for over two full months. True Blood for over two years. Maybe you've been hankering for some HBO-flavored western, and gosh darnit, Deadwood kee...

 
 
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Review: Hell or High Water

Hollywood is a strange place. It bombards you with marketing materials 24/7, always promising the next best, biggest and brightest, only to deliver on best and/or brightest with less regularity than a really good Major League Baseball batti...

 
 




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The Turning"Turn your eyes away"

 

The Gentlemen"Laws of the Jungle"

 

Awkwafina is Nora from Queens - Season One"She's still Nora from the block"

 

Color Out of Space"Nicolas Cage milks an alpaca"

 

Bad Boys for Life"Bay to the bone"

 

The Wave"Wave it away"

 

Weathering With You"Raindrops keep falling on my head"

 

VHYes"VHellYeah!"

 

Underwater"Dang, ocean, you scary"

 

Like A Boss"Well, it's watchable"

 

1917"The long (take) and winding road"

 

The Mercenary"God told me to kill"

 

Uncut Gems"Tell 'em Howie Bling sent ya"

 

The Witcher - Season One"Toss a coin to your Witcher"

 

Final Space Season 2"Clash of the titans"

 

Cats"Wow"

 

Bombshell"Dirty bomb"

 

South Park - Season 23"Goin on down to Tegridy Farms"

 

6 Underground"Blood, Babes, and Bay"

 

Black Christmas"Paint it black and SHUT THIS DOWN"

 
 
 
 
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