They don’t make enough Western films anymore so when one comes around, it always catches my attention. I have an affinity to Westerns because I was raised on John Wayne and Clint Eastwood films which told stories of hard gunmen standing up for what was right in the Old West and I derive much of my sense of honour from these Spaghetti Western’s of yesteryear. They were gritty and real and the difference between right and wrong or good and evil was a clearly visible line drawn in the sands of a dusty town on the border of Mexico. ‘The Homesman’ has all the makings of an epic Western and I truly hope that it lives up to its trailer. I have, however, learnt that one should never judge a film by its trailer. The film stars Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank, which is as good a place to start as any.