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Tombstone (1993)—Half a Great Movie, But Oh What a Half

My middle child is “high-functioning” autistic. One of the (many) interesting things about him is that he gets little “obsessions”—fierce interests in certain, often obscure, subjects that can last for months, even years. Around the time of his eighteenth birthday, my son’s obsession-du-jour was 1990s Westerns, a subgenre of a classic genre (Westerns) which has never held much attraction for me, to be truthful. At least not until the last decade or so, when I fell in love with two of them: Sergio Leone’s Once Upon a Time in the West, a masterpiece of the Revenge genre, and the 2007 remake of
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