November’s theme is “Awkward Family Encounters,” and each post will embody the role of someone at a tense Thanksgiving dinner. My first pick, filling in the “back in my day” grandparents, is this Yellowstone prequel. If you’ve ever wanted an adaptation of the computer game “The Oregon Trail,” you’ll want to read this review.​

Bone Tomahawk

There’s much to love in what this film dishes up, but it leaves a funny afterstaste. In this Oblogatory post, I take a look at the ingredients that make up this Western Horror. Take a bite out of my review for Bone Tomahawk!


Oblogatory sorts through the fiery wreckage of Tombstone. Surprisingly, despite its many flaws, this Kurt Russel, Val Kilmer western still hits enough targets to be your huckleberry any day.

Once Upon a Time in the West

Oblogatory watches “Once upon a Time in the West,” Sergio Leone’s final Western. The film is as enthralling as Henry Fonda’s ice-cold eyes.

Demon Slayer: Mugen Train

Oblogatory watches the surprising top-grossing movie of 2020–Demon Slayer: Mugen Train. Even more surprising is this anime film’s reliance on Western genre tropes.

The Searchers

John Wayne and John Ford team up for the supposedly greatest western of all time! Oblogatory searches for what people were thinking…

High Noon

Oblogatory stares down “High Noon,” starring Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly, to see if this quick-draw western still fires after 70 years.