westerns

‘The Harder They Fall’ Is One Big Dick-Measuring Contest

Featuring a stellar cast, this Black Western tries to one-up the genre’s machismo but is ultimately undone by its self-conscious swagger

‘Old Henry’ Finally Lets Tim Blake Nelson Be a Leading Man

This proudly old-fashioned Western casts the venerable character actor as a humble farmer with a dark past. It’s exciting to watch him subvert the genre’s manly-man tropes to get at something more soulful and real

‘True History of the Kelly Gang’ Salutes a Sexually Ambiguous, Dress-Wearing Outlaw (Who May Have Never Existed)

Taking massive liberties with the legend of Australian bushranger Ned Kelly, this revisionist Western challenges our preconceived notions of antihero masculinity

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