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Scott Cooper’s Hostiles (2017) Analysis — #306

February 28th, 2019

Scott Cooper's Hostiles Analysis

Episode 306 is the end of our western marathon. The sun is setting and we're hanging the spurs up. To wrap it all up, we're talking Scott Cooper's Hostiles. Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike and Wes Studi lead this period drama that sees a sour captain have to escort a war chief and his family north to their territory. We talk the film's flawed ideology and execution. The film's attempt to establish a family unit. The use of the camera to establish reality, and much more. Tune in now to hear our full thoughts on Hostiles. Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe.

The Quick and the Dead (1995) Analysis — GTGC #305

February 22nd, 2019

Sam Raimi's The Quick and the Dead Review and Analysis

Diving into the 1995 Western starring Sharon Stone and Russel Crowe

Welcome back to episode 305 of the GenreCast movie podcast. We are continuing our western marathon with the 1995 Sam Raimi cult hit, The Quick and the Dead. Sharon Stone leads a now all-star cast in an action-revenge western. Stone's mysterious rider echoes the unnamed strangers of past westerns as Sam Raimi directs an over-the-top presentation. We dig into The Quick and the Dead and discuss each of the major archetypes presented by DiCaprio, Crowe, Hackman and Stone. But, before we get too far, we play our game as we Recast The Quick and the Dead.

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Cowboys & Aliens (2011) Analysis — GTGC #304

February 15th, 2019

Cowboys & Aliens Analysis and Review

Howdy, and welcome back to another episode of the GenreCast movie analysis podcast. On this week's episode, our western marathon is continuing with a look at the very GoodTrash appropriate Cowboys & Aliens. Directed by Jon Favreau, Cowboys and Aliens is exactly what the titles says. Intergalactic invaders arrive in the wild west to shake up life for a small western town. The cast features Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde and more. Cowboys & Aliens avoids the seemingly obvious camp direction and takes a somewhat serious approach to the material. We break it down to discuss cultural representation, cinematic language and more. Our game? Cinematic Amnesiacs.

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Tombstone (1993) Analysis — GTGC #303

February 8th, 2019

Episode 303 is a return to form as we move out of AntiTrash, but we're still heading west. Our destination? 1993's western classic, Tombstone. Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott and a slew of other names and faces lead this fun romp through the shoot out at the OK Corral and beyond. This week, we discuss historical inaccuracies, violence, vengeance, and much more. As always, we play a game—this week, Actors We Want in a Western. Finally, we decide whether Tombstone is shelvable, or if it belongs in the trash. Tune in now for our full analysis. Remember to subscribe and rate and review the show.

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs — GTGC #302

February 1st, 2019

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Analysis

We've come to the end of the AntiTrash trail this week as we discuss the Coen Brothers/Netflix collaboration, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. The anthology western film started life as a series, but the announcement was quickly made that it would indeed be a film. Stacked with a stellar cast, including Stephen Root, Tim Blake Nelson, Liam Neeson, James Franco, Zoe Kazan and Brendan Gleeson, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs features 6 stand-alone stories, featuring a singing gunslinger, a bank robbery, a gold miner and a stagecoach. We dive into the material and talk anthology stories, Coen Brothers, meta narratives, death and much more. Tune in now to hear our thoughts on The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.

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