What has always drawn me to Westerns is the interesting play on ethics that is present, the singular male, and the presentation of the primary female figure(s) (or lack thereof). Within the narrative, there is an internal system of ethics that is maintained despite whatever cultural norms we might apply to those scenarios today. Some of the tropes the viewer sees on display are both … Continue reading Trifecta of Westerns: Death Rides a Horse (1967), The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) & One-Eyed Jack’s (1961)
Sometimes there are lulls between my posts, not because I’m not watching any films, but because I am lazy. I am watching films constantly. And, really, I have no excuse for not writing about the films by the next day but alas I sometimes find myself with a cartload and not enough energy to write a full post on any of it. So I’m going … Continue reading Can I have some fries with that Catch-up?!
I watched Barbarella thinking it would be a nice campy, kitschy, cheesy 60s SF film and what I got was that, and a whole lot more. Honestly, I was stunned that the film opens, not just with a dis-robing Jane Fonda, but with a totally naked Jane Fonda. I know we were in the middle of a cultural revolution of sex at the time, but … Continue reading Barbarella (1968)