Written and directed by Jacques Audiard (Rust and Bone, Dheepan), The Sisters Brothers tells the story of Charlie and Eli Sisters (Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly), two contract killers in mid-19thCentury America. Here, Charlie and Eli are teamed with detective John Morris (Jake Gyllenhaal) to find and kill the humble prospector Hermann Warm (Riz Ahmed). However,… [Read More]
In Damsel the Zellner Brothers play with some typical movie genres. As a result viewers are asked to wrap their minds around things that seem to not quite fit together, but in reality make for a quirky, yet enjoyable experience.
What happens when all you’ve ever dreamed of is taken away? That is a question that many films ask, but few answer it as beautifully and spiritually as Chloé Zhao’s The Rider.
The paradox of the film is that it simultaneously is a journey from life to death and a journey from death to life.
There’s a new Western in town: The Ballad of Lefty Brown. Once upon a time Westerns were a staple of the movie industry. Now when one comes out they create a bit of nostalgia.
Combining the dry dustiness of Breaking Bad, the dark humour of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the unpredictable violence and bleakness of Game of Thrones, Preacher continues to establish itself as one of the more unique voices in television. Following the journey of Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), a small-town preacher possessed with the spirit of… [Read More]
This week on the show, Steve reconnects with Arnaldo Reyes and Peter Adourian to talk about purpose and hopeful death in James Mangold’s LOGAN. (We may even answer the eternal question: Why Arnaldo doesn’t like Jackman’s Wolverine!) Want to continue to conversation at home? Click the link below to download ‘Fishing for More’ — some small… [Read More]
There’s much to be said about an actor playing a particular role in film nine times. In a way, he/she must’ve done something right and even made that particular role nearly iconic. Hugh Jackman has done that, to my dismay (or dislike, however you want to call it). It’s not that I’m not a fan of his…. [Read More]
The neo-Western Hell or High Water is one of the funniest, saddest, most exciting, thought-provoking films I’ve seen this year. Wrapped around the story of two brothers’ attempts to rob banks, this wildly different film shares their relationship, the saga of the nearly-retired Texas Ranger on their heels, and the way that the U.S. economy plays a part… [Read More]
The Spaghetti Western is back! In a Valley of Violence harkens back to the films of Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood. From the opening credits we know a very close similarity to films like The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.