• From Phil Karlson’s Gunman’s Walk

In this week’s issue, Drew Hunt writes at length about the 1958 western Gunman’s Walk and its director, the underrated B-movie maverick (and Chicago native) Phil Karlson. Hunt explores the themes of antiracism and antiviolence in Karlson’s 50s films, arguing that the filmmaker should be considered, pace Andrew Sarris, a subject for further research. Gunman’s Walk screens on Monday at 7:30 PM at the Portage theater; it’s just one of many great revivals in town this week. The embarrassment of riches includes the continuing Jean Rouch retrospective at the Gene Siskel Film Center (up this Sunday afternoon: Moi, un Noir and The Lion Hunters), All About Eve at the Music Box on Saturday and Sunday morning, and author Walter Mosley introducing the film adaptation of his Devil in a Blue Dress at the Cultural Center tonight at 7 PM. And it’s a hell of a week at Doc Films, with the Coen brothers’ Raising Arizona on Friday, David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis on Saturday and Sunday, Jacques Tourneur’s Out of the Past on Monday, Louis Malle’s Zazie in the Metro on Tuesday, Wong Kar-wai’s Days of Being Wild on Wednesday, and Alfred Hitchcock’s The Trouble With Harry on Thursday.