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Sam Peckinpah: A Retrospective

When I told Mark Andrew Edwards that I was going to tackle the filmography of┬áSam Peckinpah, he replied, "That's strong whiskey." I think that may have been a bit of an understatement. This is the man who brought the culturally significant bloodbath at the end of his revisionist Western The Wild Bunch, who filmed the sexual… Continue reading Sam Peckinpah: A Retrospective

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The Dirty Harry Franchise: The Definitive Ranking

This is one of those franchises that probably shouldn't exist because its first film was so obviously built to be a stand-alone film. The story of a cop who becomes so jaded by the institutional rot around him that he kills the bad guy and throws away his badge probably shouldn't have been followed up… Continue reading The Dirty Harry Franchise: The Definitive Ranking