Two visits to the Old West–another odd accidental double bill.
Appaloosa (Ed Harris, 2008). If Ed Harris hasn’t earned the right to make a Western, nobody has. (full review 10/3)
Sukiyaki Western Django (Takashi Miike, 2007). And if Takashi Miike hasn’t earned the right to make a Western…never mind. I have liked some of Miike’s films, but this one occupies a place similar to what Leningrad Cowboys Go America was to Aki Kaurismaki (and no, I’m pretty sure Aki Kaurismaki is not an anagram for Takashi Miike): a goof that must have been fun to make but is almost unendurable to watch. (full review 10/3)