Westerns

The Real Reason We Lost The Ashes - We're A Sycophantic Clique

Grant Feller | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Sport
Grant Feller

I doubt Michael Cimino has ever watched a game of cricket in his life - nevertheless the Oscar-winning director who imploded in a fireball of arrogance, sycophancy and self-obsessive control-freakery more than three decades ago is the perfect mentor for England's beleaguered cricket captain, Alistair Cook.

What Does the Sheriff Mean in Modern TV Shows?

Caroline Frost | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Caroline Frost

Sheriffs are back. It's official. The popularity of two current shows, Longmire and Vegas, prove that, if we ever tired of the authoritative figure with slow stride and wide hat, he's having a renaissance. But what does he represent in modern TV and film? One real-life Sheriff tells all.

How the West Won: The Triumphant Return of the Western

Matt Clough | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Matt Clough

Whilst films have been borrowing western tropes since the inception of cinema, such as the ... 'good bad man', the last ten years have seen a resurgence of directors and writers paying the genre its dues after years of all take and no give.

Yee-hah! The Western is Back

Frederick Nolan | Posted 10.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Frederick Nolan

As for me, I've been seduced by 'authentic' movies which told the "truth" about such real-life heroes (or villains) of the American West as Jesse James, Billy the Kid, Wyatt Earp, Wild Bill Hickok and-memorably-Errol Flynn dying with his boots on as General George Custer.