Sunday Apr 28
Weekly Top Five: The best of John Ford
Last week's top five was inspired by the Northwest Chicago Film Society's final installment of its winter series, so I figured it would be appropriate for this week's to pay tribute to the first installment of its new one.
The American Spectator
Searching for the Duke
Film critics, a tense and peculiar family , have spent a half century praising John Ford and John Wayne's tense and peculiar movie, The Searchers , beyond all-reason. They do this because they believe it gives them a clean shot at calling the Duke a racist, something they enjoy doing, and which appears to be required by a Film Critics Union work ... (more)
Fort Apache is full of sub-plots. But throughout, no watcher anticipates anything less than a final, theatrical showdown between the US Cavalry and non-reservation or, colloquially, "Wild Indians". Lt.
Shouting "Quiet" Praise...
Running a close second to having a great movie degenerate into a handful of dust is having a classic motion picture only accessible in a wretched, virtually unwatchable form.
The Navajo Times
Tribe hopes movie release will attract more filmmakers
Kee Long, director of the tribe's Broadcast Services, the tribal agency that gives out permits for films and media to shoot on the reservation, said the trailers he has seen for the movie really show off the Shiprock, Monument Valley and Canyon De Chelly areas of the reservation.