2/4, 2020s, Clint Eastwood, Review, Western

Cry Macho

#34 in my ranking of Clint Eastwood's films. Not nearly the disaster that some critics made it out to be but also not that good either, Cry Macho was a script that author N. Richard Nash had been trying to get made since the early 1970s. It only took 20 years after Nash's death for… Continue reading Cry Macho

1970s, 4/4, Clint Eastwood, Review, Western

The Outlaw Josey Wales

#5 in my ranking of Clint Eastwood's films. This is one of those movies where there really should be a co-directing credit. Phillip Kaufman co-wrote the script, went through all of the pre-production, and then filmed about the first two weeks of the shoot before Clint Eastwood convinced the producer, Robert Daley, to fire Kaufman… Continue reading The Outlaw Josey Wales

1970s, 4/4, Review, Sam Peckinpah, Western

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

#1 in my ranking of Sam Peckinpah's filmography. What an exploitative, trashy title, and what a sad, beautiful film behind it. Working with independent producer Martin Baum and his connections at United Artists, Sam Peckinpah was able to find funding for the script he had written with Gordon Dawson. Leaving Hollywood behind and filming in… Continue reading Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia