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High Plains Drifter

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Clint Eastwood's sophomore outing as director sees him back in the saddle as a mysterious stranger, as the result is one of his most memorable Westerns.
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Once Upon a Time in the West (C'era una volta il West)

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A landmark Sergio Leone spaghetti western masterpiece featuring a classic Morricone score.
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The Warrior's Way

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Asian samurai Yang (Korean superstar Jang Dong-gun) has a change of heart after slaughtering his enemy's family, and spares a newborn child. On the run from his master, he heads to America, where he finds a beat-down town that is home to freaks, circus performers, an old drunk (Geoffrey Rush), and a knife-thrower (Kate Bosworth). This spunky love interest soon becomes the student, with the wandering warrior passing along his knowledge so that she can enact revenge against scarred scumbag The Colonel (Danny Huston). As the master tracks the sound of the warrior's sword (literally), the samurai makes one final stand with the town to thwart The Colonel and his gang before they burn it all down. Soon enough, cowboys and ninjas meet in a duel to the death -- guns vs. katanas. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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True Grit

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Fourteen-year-old Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld) joins an aging U.S. marshal (Jeff Bridges) and another lawman (Matt Damon) in tracking her father's killer into hostile Indian territory in Joel and Ethan Coen's adaptation of Charles Portis' original novel. Sticking more closely to the source material than the 1969 feature adaptation starring Western icon John Wayne, the Coens' True Grit tells the story from the young girl's perspective, and re-teams the celebrated filmmaking duo with their No Country for Old Men producing partner Scott Rudin. Josh Brolin and Barry Pepper co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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American Outlaws

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With corny dialogue, revisionist history, anachronistic music, and a generically attractive cast, American Outlaws is a sanitized, teenybopper version of Jesse James.
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Jonah Hex

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1970s-era DC antihero Jonah Hex makes his way to the big screen as co-screenwriters Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor (Crank, Gamer) team to follow the disfigured gunslinger and part-time bounty hunter on his biggest adventure yet. Supernatural elements combine with Western aesthetics to take viewers on a wild and bloody ride, with Josh Brolin leading the way as Hex and John Malkovich stepping into the villainous role of Turnbull. Jimmy Hayward Horton Hears a Who) directs. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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DC Showcase: Jonah Hex

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Author Joe Lansdale scripts this animated short that finds horribly scarred bounty hunter Jonah Hex locked in battle against a relentless maniac. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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The Killer Inside Me

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The second feature-length adaptation of author Jim Thompson's acclaimed 1952 crime novel, Michael Winterbottom's unflinching, psychosexual post-noir stars Casey Affleck as Deputy Sheriff Lou Ford, a stoic small-town lawman leading a secret life as a serial killer. His West Texas jurisdiction plagued by a series of unsolved murders, Deputy Sheriff Ford does his best to maintain a cool facade while working to deflect the suspicions of the locals. When those suspicions grow too strong to ignore, the psychotic sheriff begins to buckle under the pressure. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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Shanghai Noon

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Although the plot is really nothing to brag about, Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson work well together. The cinematography looks great, and Jackie delivers a hilarious performance. This is an old-fashioned crowd-pleaser.
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Red Hill

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Young police officer Shane Cooper relocates to the small country town of Red Hill with his pregnant wife Alice to start a family. But when news of a prison break sends the local law enforcement officers - led by the town's ruling presence, Old Bill - into a panic, Shane's first day on duty rapidly turns into a nightmare. Enter Jimmy Conway, a convicted murderer serving life behind bars, who has returned to the isolated outpost seeking revenge. Now caught in the middle of what will become a terrifying and bloody confrontation, Shane will be forced to take the law into his own hands if he is to survive. A taut thriller which unfolds over the course of a single day and night, and told with explosive action and chilling violence, Red Hill is a modern-day western played out against the extraordinary landscapes of high-country Australia. -- (C) Strand Releasing
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Gunless

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When notorious American gunslinger, The Montana Kid, staggers into the tiny Canadian hamlet of Barclay's Brush, life for the town's 17 inhabitants is about to get exciting. The Kid immediately gets into an unfortunate altercation with Jack, the town's surly blacksmith, which leads to The Kid 'calling him out' for some good old frontier justice - a showdown. But in a place totally ill prepared to deal with a classic gun fight and without a single working pistol to be found, adhering to the code of the American Wild West may prove difficult. Not able to let go of the 'code', The Kid remains stuck in Barclay's Brush, getting drawn into a strange world of eccentric rituals and characters; among them Jane, a smart sassy woman who becomes his only hope of finding a way out...or perhaps his only reason for staying... -- (C) Alliance
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Westworld

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The story revolves around a futuristic theme park staffed by robots that can help guests live out their fantasies. The park breaks down, however, and two guests taking a Wild West adventure find themselves stalked by a gun-slinging android.
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Wild Wild West

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Thin character development and worse the comedy isn't funny.
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Sukiyaki Western Django

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Inventive and off-kilter, the newest feast from J-Horror director Takashi Miike is super-sensory, self-referential and somewhat excessive.
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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

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With its iconic pairing of Paul Newman and Robert Redford, jaunty screenplay and Burt Bacharach score, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid has gone down as among the defining moments in late-'60s American cinema.
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Triggerman

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Western legend Western legend Terence Hill (They Call Me Trinity) and veteran character actor Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas) meet again as Lionsgate premieres Triggerman on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand this January. Fans of the Spaghetti Western will enjoy this compelling story of a legendary poker playing outlaw, Triggerman, who saddles up to take on the wildest gambling tournament in the west. Not one to let anything come between him and a winning hand, Triggerman sees action away from the cards in a violent showdown as bandits try to cheat their way to the finals.
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The Righteous And The Wicked

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Hobbs, a notorious bandit, gets caught up in a violently competitive hunt for stolen cash when he finds out outlaws have robbed the local bank. While trying to get back what's his, he must saddle up to stop these outlaws.
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Straight to Hell Returns

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Not a sequel to director Alex Cox's quirky 1987 spaghetti western homage but instead a new version of the film featuring additional footage cut from the original release, a new color scheme, and some gruesome new digital effects, Straight to Hell Returns offers a cruel new vision of a quirky cult classic. In their exhausted bid to catch up on some sleep, black-suited hit men Norwood (Sy Richardson), Sims (Joe Strummer) and Willy (Dick Rude) miss their target, and realize their there will be hell to pay when the news gets back to their malevolent boss, Mr. Dade (Jim Jarmusch). With Norwood's pregnant bride Velma (Courtney Love) in tow, the three killers knock over a bank for some quick cash, and hightail it into the desert. But their bad luck takes a turn for the worse when their car suddenly dies, forcing them to bury the loot, and seek refuge in a dusty desert town. The following morning, the McMahon clan (The Pogues) rides into town and confronts the gang, though a bloodbath is narrowly averted when the thr
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Meek's Cutoff

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The year is 1845, the earliest days of the Oregon Trail, and a wagon train of three families has hired mountain man Stephen Meek to guide them over the Cascade Mountains. Claiming to know a shortcut, Meek leads the group on an unmarked path across the high plain desert, only to become lost in the dry rock and sage. Over the coming days, the emigrants face the scourges of hunger, thirst and their own lack of faith in one another's instincts for survival. When a Native American wanderer crosses their path, the emigrants are torn between their trust in a guide who has proven himself unreliable and a man who has always been seen as a natural born enemy. -- (C) Oscilloscope
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Irumbukkottai Murattu Singam

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The story is a western adventure comedy. This film will project the Red Indians as never before. A gigantic village set has been put in Kerala by Art Director Muthuraj. More than 300 people working to build the set to compete Hollywood style.
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Open Range

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A simple tale, well told, Open Range is one of Kevin Costner's better efforts.
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Il Buono, il Brutto, il Cattivo.)

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Arguably the greatest of the spaghetti westerns, this epic features a compelling story, memorable performances, breathtaking landscapes, and a haunting score.
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The Good, the Bad, and the Weird

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Whilst never taking itself too seriously, this riotous and rollicking Sergio Leone-inspired Korean Western is serious fun.
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The Loneliest Road In America

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On the road trip of his life, Jamie learns how to exploit women as a corporation would a resource.
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The Dark Tower

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Director Ron Howard brings Stephen King's most beloved series to life with this first chapter chronicling gunslinger Roland Deschain's journey to find an ever-elusive tower in an alternate dimension filled with fantastical creatures and characters directly connected with many of the author's most famous works. The feature film will be followed by two sequels, each of which will be bridged by two television series. Akiva Goldsman (Da Vinci Code, Batman & Robin) provides the screenplay. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
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The Horse Whisperer

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It might be a bit too eager to tug the heartstrings, but The Horse Whisperer is typically graceful, well-crafted Redford -- on both sides of the camera.
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Seraphim Falls

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A brutal, slow-moving drama that unfolds among some great-looking scenery.
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Rio Lobo

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Howard Hawks and John Wayne reunite to riff on their own Rio Bravo, and while the results are less memorable the movie does offer a curiously cynical perspective.
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Priest

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Priest, a western-fused post-apocalyptic thriller, is set in an alternate world -- one ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. The story revolves around a legendary Warrior Priest (Paul Bettany) from the last Vampire War who now lives in obscurity among the other downtrodden human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities ruled by the Church. When his niece (Lily Collins) is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires, Priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out on an obsessive quest to find her before they turn her into one of them. -- (C) Sony
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Catch .44

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For Tes (Akerman) and her two cohorts Kara (Nikki Reed) and Tara (Deborah Ann Woll), the job sounded simple enough: intercept a double-cross drug shipment for their crime boss Mel (Willis) at an isolated diner. But when an unstoppable chain of events unfolds, everyone soon realizes no one is who they seem and the job may be something other than eliminating the competition. What started as simple instructions has now turned into a deadly cat-and-mouse game - with large guns pointed at everyone.
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Blackthorn

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It's been said (but unsubstantiated) that Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were killed in a standoff with the Bolivian military in 1908. In Blackthorn, Cassidy (Shepard) survived, and is quietly living out his years under the name James Blackthorn in a secluded Bolivian village. Tired of his long exile from the US and hoping to see his family again before he dies, Cassidy sets out on the long journey home. But when an unexpected encounter with an ambitious young criminal (Eduardo Noriega) derails his plans, he is thrust into one last adventure, the likes of which he hasn't experienced since his glory days with the Sundance Kid. -- (C) Official Site
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She Monkeys (Apflickorna)

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She Monkeys is a modern western about control, sex and creatures, directed by Lisa Aschan. When Emma meets Cassandra, they initiate a relationship filled with physical and psychological challenges. Emma does whatever it takes to master the rules of the game. Lines are crossed and the stakes get higher and higher. Despite this, Emma can't resist the intoxicating feeling of total control. -- (C) Official Site
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The Gundown

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In 1889, a reclusive gun-for-hire, Cole Brandt, travels the barren Arizona desert bringing wanted fugitives to justice, dead or alive. He drifts from town to town, hunting down and seeking revenge on the men who killed his wife and child five years prior. When his travels take him to the lawless town of Dead River, he signs on to protect The Majestic Saloon, owned by Thomas Morgan and his wife, Sarah. Brandt soon meets a beautiful, innocent prostitute, Cassey May, who works at The Raven, the local brothel and hotel. Travis McCain, the owner of The Raven, is an outlaw who has taken control of Dead River, leaving the residents to live in fear of McCain and his rouge group of men. McCain soon learns about the relationship between Brandt and Cassey May, and threatens Cassey May with her life. Cassey May defies McCain, escaping The Raven, seeking protection with Sarah and Brandt at The Majestic Saloon...
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Good for Nothing

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Inspired by the Spaghetti Westerns and celebrating the Western genre with an interesting twist, Good for Nothing follows an odd romance and the resulting emotional confusion of an outlaw who reluctantly develops strong feelings for a woman he has kidnapped. Yet when the outlaw (Cohen Holloway) tries to force himself on the young and beautiful Isabella Montgomery (Inge Rademeyer), he finds himself unable to 'get it up' due to a surprising bout of performance anxiety. Unable to understand the reason for his erectile dysfunction, the outlaw goes on a quest to find a solution for his problem with the kidnapped Isabella in tow. But the pair are pursued by an unpredictable posse who are set on killing both the outlaw and Isabella, who they have mistaken for a whore and accomplice to the outlaw. -- (C) Official Site
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The Mountie

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A lone Mountie has come to town to clean up the crime and corruption after finding an innocent man dead. As he sets up home, in town, he discovers endless amounts of illegal activity taking place behind closed doors. Once he uncovers the men behind the crimes he prepares to take them down one by one in the most vicious showdown this town has ever seen.
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A Cold Day In Hell

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One man takes a stand against a vicious robber baron and his ruthless crew of cutthroats in this western set in the Sierra Mountains, and starring Michael Madsen. The year is 1887. Upon losing his home and his wife, former Civil War sharpshooter William Drayton disappears into the high country. He thought his daughter Elizabeth was dead, but he was wrong. When she finds him, they decide to start a new life together. Unfortunately peace isn't in the cards to Drayton, because power-hungry former banker Horace Scarsdale is determined to get rich by becoming a railroad tycoon, and anyone who stands in his way must answer to "The Company Men." When no one in town dares stand up to Scarsdale's thugs, Drayton realizes he's walked out of one war, and straight into another. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

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On the strength of its two lead performances Assassination is an expertly crafted period piece, and and insightful look at one of the enduring figures of American lore.
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3:10 to Yuma

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The remake of this classic Western improves on the original, thanks to fiery performances from Russell Crowe and Christian Bale as well as sharp direction from James Mangold.
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Unforgiven

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As both director and star, Clint Eastwood strips away decades of Hollywood varnish applied to the Wild West, and emerges with a series of harshly eloquent statements about the nature of violence.
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Django Unchained

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A slave-turned-bounty hunter sets out to rescue his wife from the brutal Calvin Candie, a Mississippi plantation owner.
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Cowboys & Aliens

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1875. New Mexico Territory. A stranger (Craig) with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don't welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Ford). It's a town that lives in fear. But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. As this gunslinger slowly starts to remember who he is and where he's been, he realizes he holds a secret that could give the town a fighting chance against the alien force. -- (C) Official Site
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American Bandits: Frank and Jesse James

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George Stults, Jeffrey Combs, and Peter Fonda star in Fred Olen Ray's historical western exploring the mythology of legendary outlaw brothers Frank and Jesse James. Jesse (Stults) has been mortally wounded, forcing Frank (Tim Abell) break up the gang. With a plan to rendezvous in four days, the outlaws attempt to stay one step ahead of the Marshalls, but soon discover there's a traitor in their midst. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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Texas Rangers

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As far as westerns go, Texas Rangers is strictly mediocre stuff.
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Down in the Valley

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The premise of Old West clashing with modern suburbia is fresh and initially intriguing, but the second act degenerates into a clumsy jumble of events which strain credibility.
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The Claim

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The Claim has rather flat characters and fosters a sense of detachment, but the visuals are stunning.
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The Missing

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An expertly acted and directed Western. But like other Ron Howard features, the movie is hardly subtle.
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Appaloosa

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A traditional genre western, Appaloosa sets itself apart with smart psychology, an intriguing love triangle, and good chemistry between the leads.
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Fah talai jone (Tears of the Black Tiger)

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With a vibrant pastel color scheme and stylized action sequences, Tears of the Black Tiger is a bizarre, yet thoroughly entertaining Thai western.
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