Dir. Sergio Leone; writ. Leone, Age Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli, Luciano Vincenzoni; feat. Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Eli Wallach (R)
The final installment in Sergio Leone's so-called "Man With No Name" trilogy, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly is a transition between the deliciously gritty adventure of For a Few Dollars More and the epic mythology of the Once Upon a Time ( ... in the West and ... in America) films. It is less pure fun than its predecessors, but more grand - a tale in which the expected double-crossing and revenge is coupled with side journeys through Civil War history. It also famously boasts an unbeatable combination of image and music - Ennio Morricone's unforgettable themes are essential to the way Leone's iconic standoffs function. — John DeFore
A lesser-known 1973 Yul Brynner vehicle featuring androids and computer systems gone AWOL, Westworld delves into our subconscious reservations about amusement parks.
Westworld screens at approximately 9pm Thursday, September 2, as part of the series "In the Public Domain" at the Slab across from La Tuna, 100 Probandt. Admission is free. For more info, call 212-9373.