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***2015 RECAP*** MOVIE REVIEW | Slow West (2015)

Slow west
“That kid was a wonder. He saw things differently. To him, we were in a land of hope and good will.”

When it comes to Westerns, there are two major categories.  You have you’re action packed, gun slinging actioners.  They can be classic and cheesy like Red River, or violent and dark like The Wild Bunch.  Then there’s the other category of Western, the contemplative mood piece.  A style of Western pretty much perfected in movies like High Noon and The UnforgivenIf you were to tell me that in 2015, there’d be a really great contemplative mood piece western written and directed by Scottish musician, starring an Irishman, filmed in New Zealand, I’d call you a crazy son of a bitch.  But now that I’ve seen Slow West, I feel like I have to apologise to you for that hypothetical slur


The late nineteenth century, Jay Cavendish (Kodi Mist-McPhee) leaves Scotland and travels to America in search of his lost love, Rose (Caren Pistorius).  Fleeing Scotland after her father (Rory McCann) killed Jay’s uncle, the Lord Cavendish (Alex Macqueen), Rose and her father have now become fugitives in their new home, with a $2,000 bounty on their heads.  A bounty that has become the latest pursuit of bounty hunter, Silas Selleck (Michael Fassbender). (more…)

MOVIE REVIEW | Slow West (2015)

Slow west
“That kid was a wonder. He saw things differently. To him, we were in a land of hope and good will.”

When it comes to Westerns, there are two major categories.  You have you’re action packed, gun slinging actioners.  They can be classic and cheesy like Red River, or violent and dark like The Wild Bunch.  Then there’s the other category of Western, the contemplative mood piece.  A style of Western pretty much perfected in movies like High Noon and The UnforgivenIf you were to tell me that in 2015, there’d be a really great contemplative mood piece western written and directed by Scottish musician, starring an Irishman, filmed in New Zealand, I’d call you a crazy son of a bitch.  But now that I’ve seen Slow West, I feel like I have to apologise to you for that hypothetical slur


The late nineteenth century, Jay Cavendish (Kodi Mist-McPhee) leaves Scotland and travels to America in search of his lost love, Rose (Caren Pistorius).  Fleeing Scotland after her father (Rory McCann) killed Jay’s uncle, the Lord Cavendish (Alex Macqueen), Rose and her father have now become fugitives in their new home, with a $2,000 bounty on their heads.  A bounty that has become the latest pursuit of bounty hunter, Silas Selleck (Michael Fassbender). (more…)