Director: Martin Ritt
Plot: Aging rancher struggles with his brash and callous son.

Excerpts from our roundtable discussion:

BLOOM: If we were to make this harder and say we have to pick the best movie based on a Larry McMurtry story, even though I think I should vote for Last Picture Show, emotionally I want to vote for Hud. Hud to me captures the loneliness and seething undercurrent of Texas lives.

KELLY: Fortunately, you don’t. Does anyone have objections to both of those movies being on the list? [No objections raised.]

Read the entire roundtable discussion on the ten greatest Texas films ever.


And now, the Alamo Drafthouse Presents . . . 

The Texas Monthly Rolling Roadshow

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