The Ballad of Lefty Brown
Directed by Jared Moshe
Aging sidekick Lefty Brown has ridden with Eddie Johnson his entire life. But when a rustler kills Eddie, Lefty is forced from his partner’s shadow and must confront the ugly realities of frontier justice.
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★★★½ review by Tyler Jacob on Letterboxd
Hell of a character piece assembled here, an endearing and melancholic examination of what it means to be a sidekick boasting spectacular work from Bill Pullman and 35mm cinematography to die for. The whodunnit gets a bit convoluted and the villain is such an afterthought, but as a vehicle for Pullman's underrated talent and exploration of a classic facet of the American western, you can't do much better.
★★★½ review by fergiedeVil on Letterboxd
Sxsw film #8
★★★½ review by TEuyang on Letterboxd
Last two thirds are drastically better than first 25. Lewis Pullman is hot.
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