An intriguing new miniseries popped up on Netflix recently. From the trailer, Godless seemed like a subversive new western with bold female characters. Is this a nice holdover until season two of Westworld? Does it live up to the billing? Craig gives a preview.
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly is considered one of the greatest and most influential westerns of all-time and for good reason. Craig and Jake discuss the history behind the film (2:10), the music (6:41), Clint Eastwood (11:37), the costumes and sets (13:16), the details (16:01), the influence (21:10), the lack of a great villain (26:40), unnecessary scenes (30:49), the horrible dubbing and the need for more silence (32:08), and the amazing bridge scene (41:35).
Love Ed Harris as a cowboy in black? Then you should watch Appaloosa (2008). Co-written, directed, and starring Ed Harris, this western is one that subverts just about every expectation. Craig and Jake discuss their general impressions (2:02), the brilliance of Viggo Mortensen (10:32), Virgile and Alli’s relationship (21:35), and their favorite parts of the movie (37:41).
Do you like watching Ed Harris as a cowboy? Good news! There’s a whole movie where he does just that. Craig and Jake will be reviewing Appaloosa (2008). Here’s a quick preview along with some news about the podcast.
If you have an HBO subscription, Appaloosa is available in the movie library right now for free.
The Revenant is one of the best westerns (no, not the hotel chain) in recent memory. Craig and Jake give a short preview of their discussion of this modern epic.