Full Movie Reviews
Chris Kavan - wrote on 12/23/2021
Jane Campion returns to the director's chair after a long hiatus and delivers a powerful western-drama led by Benedict Cumberbatch at the top of his game, along with some excellent support from Jesse Plemons, Kirsten Dunst and Kodi Smit-McPhee.
Cumberbatch portrays Phil Burbank, a cruel, hard and calculating man who seems to delight in making life miserable for everyone around him - from his brother George (Plemons) who he unceasingly calls fatso, to Rose Gordon (Dunst), a hotelier who George falls in love with and who he assumes is only in the relationship for the money. After a disastrous dinner with their parents (cameos from Peter Carroll and Frances Conroy) along with the governor and his wife (Keith Carradine and Alice Bruce), Rose turns to drinking to deal with Phil's subtle …
Matthew Brady - wrote on 09/15/2021
“I want to say how nice it is not to be alone.”
‘The Power of the Dog’ is a triumph return for director Jane Campion after a 12-year absence from cinema. The movies pace is steady and patient, so some people will take issue with that and find the movie too slow and uneventful, but for me, I was never bored by it. Instead, I was captivated by its eeriness and complexity. It’s a movie that never explains itself and nothing is articulated, but you can pinpoint the long-troubled history just from reading the characters faces and actions.
This is one of Benedict Cumberbatch’s best performance of his career and it’s my favourite role from him. He plays Phil Burbank, a repulsive and cruel human being, who deep down has this boiling rage inside of him that he unleashes by …