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The Bravados (1958)

Gregory Peck stars in 1958’s “The Bravados,” which might be termed a revisionist Western before there was such a thing. Continue reading

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Play Dirty (1969)

This British knockoff of “The Dirty Dozen” may be derivative, but it’s also well-done and satisfyingly cynical. Continue reading

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The Tenth Man (1988)

A dour, sober tragedy with splendid acting and an authentic period feel, “The Tenth Man” is based on one of Graham Greene’s last novels. Continue reading

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Sid and Nancy (1986)

A film about repulsion, “Sid and Nancy” is about a romance that was overtaken and consumed by human degradation. Continue reading

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The One That Got Away (1957)

The rare WWII film that depicts heroism on the German side, “The One That Got Away” made Hardy Krüger a star. Continue reading

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Darby’s Rangers (1958)

Never have I seen a military drama so done in by sex. Romance is not a recurring distraction in “Darby’s Rangers”; the battle scenes interrupt the mush. Continue reading

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The Comancheros (1961)

The 1961 Western, the last film by director Michael Curtiz, is better considered than watched. Continue reading

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The Desert Fox (1951)

A muddled mess of a biopic, “The Desert Fox” does not exist to tell the story of Rommel’s life but to set the historical record straight about his death. Continue reading

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Monte Walsh (1970)

Less a plot-driven Western oater, “Monte Walsh” is more a slow-moving but satisfying contemplation on the end days of the cowboy life. Continue reading

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The Man in the White Suit (1951)

Alec Guinness, best known for his dramatic roles, shone in a decade of Ealing Studios comedies like “The Man in the White Suit.” Continue reading

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