I Am Cuba (1964) ✭✭✭✭✭
Silverado (1985) ✭✭✭✭1/2
Lawrence Kasdan's broad brush rendering of the classic western is everything a good shoot-em-up should be. Made at a time when westerns were rarer than hen's teeth, this film serves up a simple, violent morality without apologies or ambivalence. The cast is a who's who of 80s cinema, ranging from that great bear of a man Brian Dennehy to diminutive Linda Hunt, who nearly steals the movie as an iron-willed saloon owner. Scott Glenn is outstanding as Emitt, a character he was born to play, and the screen can barely contain Kevin Costner in the role that launched his career.