Well, Dad Likes Westerns, Right?

In his venerable DVD column for the New York Times, Dave Kehr writes about why fans of Westerns love Father’s Day. “That’s because the studios, responding to America’s annual need to appease male members of the household by anointing them with vintage testosterone, reach deep into their libraries and bring forth westerns of the past, some classic and some less so.” Kehr proceeds to wrangle the current armchair-approved releases, picking up where last week’s column left off, when he saluted the great Raoul Walsh. And in today’s New York Sun, critic Bruce Bennett takes a fresh look at Jimmy Stewart’s Westerns.