THE PALE DOOR – Review by Susan Granger

After a botched train robbery, this horror/Western finds the legendary Dalton gang taking shelter in a mysterious ghost town where nothing is as it seems at first glance. The film’s a muddled mess, containing one line of dialogue that mirrors my reaction perfectly, when a gang member mutters: “I’ve had enough of this strange shit.”

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THE SISTERS BROTHERS – Review by Susan Granger

Set in 1851 in the Northwest Territory between Oregon and California, French director Jacques Audiard’s first English-language film revives the sprawling Western for a new generation. Hot-tempered, hard-drinking Charlie (Joaquin Phoenix) and his shy, introspective older brother Eli (John C. Reilly) work as contract killers for a shadowy boss known as the Commodore (Rutger Hauer).

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