By Bob Garver The new version of “The Magnificent Seven” (a remake of a 1960 Western that I have not seen, itself a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s “The Seven Samurai,” which I have) is one of those movies that starts off looking award-worthy, but gradually loses steam until it’s nearly unwatchable by the end. There’s […]
Category: Book & Movie Reviews
Book and movie reviews of Westerns.
THE NEW TRAIL OF TEARS: HOW WASHINGTON IS DESTROYING AMERICAN INDIANS By Naomi Schaefer Riley Encounter Books, $23.99, 232 pages American Indians have the highest poverty rate of any racial group in the country. Think of any other category that any group should dread leading in – rape, child abuse, alcoholism, drug abuse, crime, suicide […]
Article appeared at the Southern Arizona News-Examiner: By W.K. Stratton Around the time of Sputnik and the advent of color TV, a new kind of Western novel began to appear. Here, pickups challenged the horse as cowboys and ranchers, shaped by a set of values from a different age, confronted a technology-driven upheaval of their […]