The Ballad of Lefty Brown (2017)

A refreshingly traditional western. There’s a bit of narrative tweaking of the western formula in centring the film around a traditional sidekick character you’d find in a western instead of the more traditional hero, but everything else is played so straight that the film stands out in a time of neowesterns and revisionist westerns. Bill…

Lucky (2017)

A very fitting sendoff for the great Harry Dean Stanton. It’s great to see him in a leading role in a film presumably written around him. Written after his passing in many ways, after the fact. Stanton’s titular character in the film, a remarkably healthy (for his age) loner atheist, spends the runtime grappling with…