Five of the best fem­i­nist west­erns

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - FILM -

Johnny Gui­tar (1954) When the mob de­scends on her windswept saloon with their “an­gry faces and evil minds”, Joan Craw­ford (right) plays pi­ano in a ball-gown. Take that, mob.

Forty Guns (1957) Sa­muel Fuller’s 1957 west­ern about cat­tle queen Jes­sica Drum­mond (Bar­bara Stan­wyck) was orig­i­nally ti­tled Wo­man with a Whip. The Bal­lad of Lit­tle Jo (1993) Suzy Amis is a star-crossed, cross­dress­ing fem­i­nist in a sub­ver­sive west­ern that’s beg­ging for reis­sue.

The Miss­ing (2003) When her el­dest daugh­ter is kid­napped by a band of out­laws, Cate Blanchett (left) and her es­tranged fa­ther (Tommy Lee Jones) form a res­cue party.

The Keeping Room (2014) Dur­ing the Civil War, two white sis­ters (Brit Mar­ling and Hailee Ste­in­feld) and one African-Amer­i­can slave (Muna Otaru) de­fend their home from rogue sol­diers.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Ireland

© PressReader. All rights reserved.