Jarv usually posts Mr. Pillow Talk’s reviews, but seeing as he’s indisposed at the moment… *cough*he’s wearing a skirt*cough* I thought I’d step in as the good samaritan I am and bring you the next film in Pillow’s Birthday Series. Planting a seed like the Birthday Series, and watching it grow into such a wonderfully satisfying experience is one of my greatest achievements. I pat myself on the back every time Pillow’s has to watch another of the films on his list. It makes it all worthwhile. But enough of all that, here’s his review of a film I’ve never heard of, The Betsy. Take a look at the cast, will you! It’s gotta be good, right?
If there is one quintessentially American genre in cinema, it’s the western. But since it’s heyday in the 40’s and 50’s it’s been in a steady decline. I can think of only two in the last decade worth a damn. ‘3:10 to Yuma’ which saw the gimpy morals of Christian Bale contending with the charismatic outlaw Russell Crowe, and ‘Open Range’, Kevin Costners tale about a couple of tough old cattle grazers doing what’s right and stickin’ it to the Irish.