Slow West
First screened in December 2015
Director: John Maclean. Cast: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Fassbender, Caren Pistorius, Ben Mendelsohn, Rory McCann, Alex Macqueen, Tony Croft, Andrew Robertt, Kalani Queypo, Aaron McGregor, Stuart Bowman. Screenplay: John Maclean.

Twitter Capsule: Cruel western and jewel-toned fable at odds for a while, and not especially urgent. But last act really lands. Sneaky.

VOR:   Even when I resisted the tension among registers, the mixture at least felt risky. All worth it for the potently staged resolution. High on a lot of people's lists.

Photo © 2015 A24/See-Saw Films/Film4/DMC Films/
HanWay Films/New Zealand Film Commission

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Sundance Film Festival: World Cinema Prize (Dramatic)

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