Dang movie broke my heart. Twice
This may be the perfect Western, bridging the years between Randolph Scott's starched West and the late twentieth century's Unforgiven; while still marveling at the magnificent scenery of Monument Valley, and still loving this era in American history, The Searchers comes from a much darker place than any previous Ford Western.
Wayne is Ethan Edwards, a man just returned to his brother's homestead after three years, just in time for the family to be slaughtered and the two young girls…
I was wondering how they'd finish up a movie about a serial killer who was never caught.
David Fincher does a spectacular job of re-creating California in the 60s-late 70s to tell the tale of the Zodiac killer, whose exact body count and identity is still a matter of conjecture, though the movie - and the book it is based on - do come up with a likely suspect. The murders themselves take up a very small amount of the…