Paxton Holley and Michael May sit at the campfire to talk Westerns in film and other media.
Skin Game (1971)
In this episode Mike and Pax are discussing the buddy dramedy Skin Game from 1971 starring James Garner and Lou Gossett Jr.
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.
In this episode Mike and Pax disuss the original Django from 1966 starring Franco Nero and directed by Sergio Corbucci.
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.
Once Upon a Time in China and America (1997)
For this episode we return to the East meets Western mash up genre and are joined by good friend Jeeg to disect the 1997 Jet Li actioneer, Once Upon a Time in China and America.
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.
I have now listened to around 6 podcasts and I love the way you discuss these movies. There are a few times when I may hold a completely opposite view, but that’s to be expected and serves to make me consider other views.
As an example, I think Matt in Red River was dead wrong. They took the word of one man that there was a railroad in Kansas. The whole state of Texas was dependent upon the success of the drive. What would have happened had there not been a railroad there? I’m not saying Dunson was right in some of the things he did, but taking the herd away was a huge risk. Also, it should have just been between Matt and Tom. Cherry should have kept his nose out of it. I wish Tom would have drilled him good at the end lol.
I like the way you bring many other pieces of information together in each podcast. Again, some I may not have interest in, but others may lead me to other movies, other actors, books, etc.
I look forward to watching along with you.
Good, but Cautious about the Wokeness
I recently found this podcast and like it very much, but I am hesitant about the occasional woke interjections. They don’t go as far as those other dbags of the Cinefiles. Putting things into context is fine, but the woke guilt whining of the Cinefiles guys made me turn them off. I hope these fellas keep up the good work.
By Western Lovers for Everyone
Say what you will about Michael and Paxton but it’s clear they love the western genre. This is a great podcast if you want to introduced to films you haven’t heard of or if you want a fresh perspective on films you know.