A Bullet for the President 07/18/20

Wild East

Guest reviewer Lee Broughton tackles Tonino Valerii’s Spaghetti Western-cum-political conspiracy thriller. By brazenly transposing key aspects of John F. Kennedy’s assassination onto the assassination of James A. Garfield in 1881, Valerii gives both western and conspiracy film fans much food for thought. A career best performance by Giuliano Gemma, repurposed sets from Once Upon a Time in the West and great turns by a plethora of Sergio Leone’s regular supporting actors bring a sense of gravitas to this intriguing show. With Warren Vanders, Van Johnson, Maria Cuadra, Ray Saunders, Fernando Rey, and Benito Stefanelli. On Blu-ray from Wild East.