Blogger, Robert E. Howard aficionado and Frontier Partisan Fletcher Vredenburgh is trekking out into the Territory on his blog — tackling the venerable genre of the Western. Says Fletcher:
Over the past few years there’ve been a fair number of good or at lest significant Westerns. While often described as revisionist, Andrew Domink’s The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford is a very good, almost reverent, invocation of many classic Westerns. Quentin Tarantino’s last two movies, Django Unchained and The Hateful Eight, were both Westerns, more revisionist than classic by all accounts, but still seemingly respectful (I haven’t seen either one yet, but folks seem to like them). Those other genre-dabblers, the Cohen Brothers, were bold enough to revisit the Charles Portis novel, True Grit. S. Craig Zahler’s 2015 Bone Tomahawk, one of the most unsettling horror movies I’ve ever watched, proves how far a movie can range from one of John Ford’s epics and still without any doubt be called a Western. For genre fans, it’s been a pretty grand time.
Head on over to his blog and check it out. I’m looking forward to it.