Michael and Pax finally watch the 2020 Western that everyone's been talking about, Paul Greengrass' News of the World starring Tom Hanks and Helena Zengel. And Pax looks into what the deal is with The Hateful Eight Extended Version.
On this episode Mike and Pax discuss the brand new Netflix western, The Harder They Fall.
Michael and Pax welcome back Evan Hanson to talk about Sidney Poitier's directorial debut, Buck and the Preacher, starring himself as well as Harry Belafonte and Ruby Dee.
On this episode Mike and Pax are joined by regular guest Evan Hanson to discuss A Man Alone from 1955 featuring Ray Milland doing double duty as star and director!
Wrapping up a Halloween double-feature, Michael and Pax jaw about Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter with returning Hellbent guest (and co-host with the fellas on the new Crestwood House classic horror podcast), Shawn Robare.
On this spooky episode Mike and Pax are joined by Shawn Robare to discuss the first in a western horror double feature; Billy the Kid vs Dracula!
You can listen to Mike, Shawn, and Pax discuss more classic pre-80s horror movies on the Crestwood House Podcast which you can find on the Cult Film Club feed! Check it out!
Michael and Pax watch the first of only a few Westerns starring Sidney Poitier, Duel at Diablo. Also starring James Garner and Dennis Weaver.
On this episode Mike and Pax discuss the 1995 TV movie Buffalo Girls based on the Larry McMurtry novel. The cast is stacked including Angelica Huston, Melanie Griffith, Gabriel Byrne, Peter Coyote, and Sam Elliot.
Michael and Pax discuss the Zellner Brothers' underseen and unexpected Damsel starring Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska. As always, we discuss the whole movie and this one is especially best seen without knowing anything about it, so we highly recommend watching the film before listening to this episode.
For this Hitchin Post Mike and I are actually in the same room and we are talking about the newly revised 100 Best Westerns from Cowboys & Indians magazine.
In this episode Mike and Pax discuss the 1958 Arthur Penn western, The Left Handed Gun, starring Paul Newman as Billy the Kid as well as appearances by Dukes of Hazard alums James Best and Denver Pyle.
Following Belle Starr's appearance in The Long Riders, Michael and Pax watch a highly fictionalized biography of the character starring Gene Tierney, Randolph Scott, and Dana Andrews.
In this episode Mike and Pax are discussing the buddy dramedy Skin Game from 1971 starring James Garner and Lou Gossett Jr.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On this episode Mike and Pax discuss the Walter Hill directed The Long Riders featuring three sets of brothers playing the real life James, Younger, and Ford brothers.
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?
On this episode of Hellbent Mike and Pax discuss the 1995 western The Tall Men starring Clark Gable, Jane Russell, and Robert Ryan.
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.
This month Michael and Pax are joined by their good friend Shawn Robare to discuss the 1967 Spaghetti Western Death Rides a Horse starring Lee Van Cleef and John Phillip Law.
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.)