James is joined by special-guest co-host Roger – who just happens to be James’ real-life Dad! Together they discuss the recent remake of the western classic The Magnificent Seven, discuss Roger’s affinity for old-west based films and TV, then run down James’ personal Top 10 Westerns.



  1. The Proposition (2005, John Hilcoat)
  2. Three Amigos (1986, John Landis)
  3. Slow West (2015, John Maclean)
  4. High Noon (1952, Fred Zinnemann)
  5. True Grit (2010, Coen Bros)
  6. Meek’s Cutoff (2010, Kelly Reichardt)
  7. Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid (1973, Sam Peckinpah)
  8. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007, Andrew Dominik)
  9. The Great Silence (1968, Sergio Corbucci)
  10. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966, Sergio Leone)

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  1. Andrew James

    Nice twist having your dad on the show. You might as well of had my dad on the show as their answers would be remarkably similar. My dad read every Louis L’Amour book there is (literally, he can’t find one on any list he hasn’t read) and he too grew up with “the singin’ cowboys”. He once told me that his favorite movie of all time is the 60s version of The Magnificent Seven. I think your dad had a great answer when he said he likes westerns that are somewhere in between the dark, violent gritty stuff of the 70s and the whispy, white-washed fare of the singin cowboys era.

    It’s also funny you brought up Sam Shepard briefly. A) because I just watched two Sam Shepard westerns last week (Blackthorn and Cold in July) and B) When I heard your dad’s voice I thought he sounded a hell of a lot like Shepard.

    Anyway, great episode! My favorite westerns are probably a three-way tie of Tombstone, Open Range and Assassination of Jesse James… now off to LetterBoxd to make an official list. Cheers!

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