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.

Friday, January 29, 2021

The Tall Men (1955)

Pax and Michael join Clark Gable, Jane Russell, and Robert Ryan on a cattle drive from Texas to Montana and figure out which Tall Man Russell should choose.

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Duel in the Sun (1946)

Shawn Robare returns to help Michael and Pax discuss the David O. Selznick mess, Duel in the Sun, featuring a legendary cast, but also six directors, a terrible script, and a central relationship that no one (including the movie) cares about. Happily, that makes for a great conversation anyway.

Monday, December 7, 2020

Death Rides a Horse (1967)

Pax and Michael are joined by their good friend Shawn Robare to discuss the influential Spaghetti Western starring Lee Van Cleef and John Phillip Law.


Sunday, November 22, 2020

The Sisters Brothers (2018)

Evan Hanson returns to help Michael and Pax analyze The Sisters Brothers starring John C Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Riz Ahmed.

(Deep apologies for the audio quality on Michael's microphone this episode. It was a technical issue that we were unable to correct, but we thought the movie and conversation were good enough that we wanted to release it anyway.)