Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The Professionals (1966)



Michael and Pax are joined by Shawn Robare (Cult Film Club) to ruminate on Richard Brooks' end-of-the-West saga starring Lee Marvin, Burt Lancaster, Woody Strode, Robert Ryan, Claudia Cardinale, and Jack Palance.

Monday, October 28, 2019

The Stranger and the Gunfighter (1974)



Pax and Michael examine the East-meets-West spaghetti western, The Stranger and the Gunfighter (aka Blood Money, aka El Kárate, el Colt, y el Impostor), produced by the Shaw Brothers and starring Lee Van Cleef and Lo Leih.

Michael also watches The Magnificent Seven's inspiration The Seven Samurai and Hopalong Cassidy while Pax reads Richard Matheson's Shadow on the Sun.









Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Seraphim Falls (2006)



Michael and Pax watch Liam Neeson hunt Pierce Brosnan in David Von Ancken's thriller (and probably parable) co-starring Michael Wincott and featuring cameos by Anjelica Huston, Wes Studi, Jimmi Simpson, and Xander Berkeley.

Also: a podcast recommendation, Wild West magazine, a couple of silent Jesse James films with James' real-life son playing the legendary outlaw, and this excellent primer on Hong Kong cinema.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Blazing Saddles (1974)


Pax and Michael are once again joined by Evan Hanson, this time to discuss Mel Brooks' Western satire starring Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Monday, August 19, 2019

Winchester '73 (1950)



Pax and Michael discuss the first collaboration between director Anthony Mann and Jimmy Stewart, also starring Shelley Winters and Dan Duryea.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Lonesome Dove (1989)



In this Texas-sized episode, Michael and Pax cover the classic mini-series starring Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, and a supporting cast as big as the story itself. Also: Pax reads Larry McMurtry's Buffalo Girls while Michael does something Westerny for Fathers Day and reads a Mickey Mouse Weird West comic.