“Logan” is a Spaghetti Western for our Time

In the 1960s and 1970s, Americans flocked to spaghetti westerns like The Good, the Bad, and The Ugly and The Outlaw Josey Wales . These films subverted the morality of classical westerns by depicting vicious worlds that went without heroes. Compared to their predecessors in the genre, they were far more violent, with an amorality…

“The Wolverine” is an Admirable Attempt at Originality

If you like nothing else about it, you should at least be impressed with The Wolverine’s release date. At this point in the summer, most of us are flat-out sick of cookie-cutter summer blockbusters with the same resume: immeasurably high body counts, indestructible heroes, and half-hearted political commentary. If you feel this way, consider The…