The Homesman
First screened in November 2014 / Most recently screened in December 2014
Director: Tommy Lee Jones. Cast: Hilary Swank, Tommy Lee Jones, Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter, John Lithgow, Evan Jones, Jesse Plemons, William Fichtner, David Dencik, Caroline Lagerfelt, Barry Corbin, Tim Blake Nelson, James Spader, Meryl Streep, Hailee Steinfeld, Jo Harvey Allen, Karen Jones, Brian Kennedy, Richard Andrew Jones, Austin Leonard Jones. Screenplay: Tommy Lee Jones, Kieran Fitzgerald, and Wesley A. Oliver.

Twitter Capsule: Keeps complicating themes, theses, characters. Ungainly at times but subtly, repeatedly ahead of where I'd pegged it.

VOR:   Revisits Fordian themes and styles but alters both substantially. An essay on female fortitude that genuinely wrestles with that idea. Worthy companion to No Country and There Will Be Blood.

Photo © 2014 Roadside Attractions/Saban Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

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