H/T to My Favorite Westerns
Real Westerns are a dime a dozen these days.
About every five years one comes along that is worth watching from a writer not influenced by the current woke agenda that seeks to inject a version of fantasy instead of history, you know the kind I am talking about: where any color other than white makes up the majority of the cast and lesbian gunslingers save the day?
Seriously, I can count on one hand the best western movies of the last decade:
True Grit (2010)
The Homesman (2014)
The Revenant (2015)
Old Henry (2021)
Starring one of my favorite actors, Tim Blake Nelson, whose body of work includes such films as O’ Brother Where Art Thou?, The Homesman and Child of God.
Old Henry is superbly written, with some down home wisdom that will make you smile.
Son: “I still don’t believe this is what you wanted; up at dawn, feeding the stock, working the crops, hot or cold, rain or shine.”
Old Henry: “You’ll discover there’s worse arrangements…”