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Review Double Feature: 3:10 to Yuma / Jubal

1 July 2013 8:14 PM, PDT

Reviewer: Philip Tatler IV

Ratings (out of five): Jubal 5/5 / 3:10 to Yuma 4.5/5

Like jazz, the Western is one of the few art forms America can proudly claim as her own. Also like jazz, the Western has deep roots in a broader tradition; its lineage can be traced back to the Greek epics, to biblical narratives, to folk legends of heroes battling demons – internal and external, literal and figurative. There’s a deceptive economy in the way Westerns are told: good guys versus bad guys, man’s futile encroachment on the barren landscape of time and nature, the barely noticeable speck of a cowboy on his horse swallowed up by the vastness of the surroundings. »

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