“What’s your favorite film?” That’s a question I am often asked, and with good reason. Having a personal movie collection of almost 1000 DVDs, HD DVDs and Blu-Rays, as well as watching close to 300 movies a year, I fit the description of a movie fanatic. I don’t often watch regular TV, but spend most of my TV time watching movies.
Over many years, when asked what my favorite film is, I've answered the same way: "I don’t have a favorite." Sure, I am fond of many films. But choosing just one favorite film seems impossible. Eventually, however, I've been able to narrow the choices down and make my single selection.
Publisher's Note: CW Contributing Editor Rob Geyer (Rob G) has graciously volunteered to write a regular column on movies. He also is the proud owner of his own man cave, where he can smoke cigars while he watches movies. This column isn't meant to be like Roger Ebert, but rather a review of movies available on DVD that Rob has recently viewed and/or enjoyed.
It’s the 1920s, and the United States is feeling the full effect of the industrial revolution. Henry Ford’s assembly line has changed the face of American industry forever. Cowboys like Tom Smith (Chris Cooper) become displaced, as the wide open plains of the western frontier slowly disappear. Many are forced to find work elsewhere. Some, like Tom, take up jobs with sideshows, circuses and rodeos.