Thursday, June 3, 2021

Johnny Guitar (1954)

Michael and Pax watch another much-requested picture, Nicholas Ray's gorgeous Johnny Guitar starring Joan Crawford, Ernest Borgnine, John Carradine, and Mercedes McCambridge as an all-time great movie villain.

Friday, May 21, 2021

Django (1966)

Pax and Michael drag their coffins to a Spaghetti Western legend: Sergio Corbucci's original Django starring Franco Nero.

Plus: Lots of listener feedback on our 100th episode covering The Searchers.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Return of Sabata (1971)

Michael and Pax finish up the Sabata series as Lee Van Cleef comes back to the role for Return of Sabata

Something else that returns is the "Whatchoo Been Westernin'?" segment with Pax reading the comic The Legend of Oz: Wicked West by Tom Hutchinson and Alisson Borges and listening to Zaron Burnett's Black Cowboys podcast. Meanwhile, Michael's been watching the 1998 sorta-Western TV series, Little Men.  

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Once Upon a Time in China and America (1997)

Pax and Michael are joined by their pal Jeeg (Nerd Lunch) to revisit another East-meets-Western mash-up. This time with Jet Li in the sixth film of the Once Upon a Time in China series.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Episode 100: The Searchers (1956)

Michael and Pax celebrate their 100th episode with a long-requested classic: John Ford's The Searchers starring John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, and Natalie Wood.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

The Long Riders (1980)

Pax and Michael discuss Walter Hill's Jesse James biopic featuring three families of brothers playing the real life James, Younger, and Ford brothers.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

El Dorado (1966)

After loving Rio Bravo, Michael and Pax come back for more with the similarly plotted Howard Hawks / John Wayne / Leigh Brackett classic El Dorado. Robert Mitchum steps in for Dean Martin, James Caan subs for Ricky Nelson, and Charlene Holt replaces Angie Dickinson, but how do the films compare?

Download or listen to the episode here.