Y'all can debate all you want. All I know is I felt all the feels I didn't feel watching CIVIL WAR and INFINITY WAR.
Perhaps best know today as the first Hollywood studio film to feature an interracial love scene, 100 RIFLES is actually more than just a footnote in popular culture--it's a genuinely good western that manages to pull off seemingly exclusive tones, while also featuring career best performances by its two leads, Jim Brown and Raquel Welch. (It says something about 1969 that Burt Reynolds is third billed here.)
Brown plays a US marshal on the track of a bank robber, Reynolds,…
A disaster you say? Maybe, but an infectiously enjoyable one! I've seen it more times than Citizen Kane! Where else can you see The Village People pretend to be everyday heterosexual dudes conscripted into the gayest disco sensations of all time. All that and Bruce Jenner in jean shorts and Valerie Perrine's perfect breasts! Do you hate joy?
There's a genius at work here in this biopic about the life of Doug Kenney--one that, based on the reviews I'm seeing, is going to be missed by a lot of other viewers.
It's a film that walks an amazing balance between deliberate self-parody and genuine sincerity--a meta-work that plays up its genre cliches as successfully as WALK HARD: THE DEWEY COX story, while also reaching an emotional climax I never saw coming.
Many, I suspect, will make the mistake…