April 20, 2010

3:10 To Yuma (James Mangold, 2007)

WHAT IT IS: A down-on-his-luck farmer (Christian Bale) volunteers to escort an outlaw (Russell Crowe) to the 3:10 train out of Yuma which will lead him to jail. HOW IT IS: Although Mangold (Heavy, Copland) is usually a very humanistic director, he succumbs here to the laws of the Hollywood blockbuster, arranging, at more than one occasion, inorganic plot points […]