#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Severe, pale-eyed, handsome, Phil Burbank is brutally beguiling. All of Phil’s romance, power and fragility is trapped in the past and in the land: He can castrate a bull calf with two swift slashes of his knife; he swims naked in the river, smearing his body with mud. He is a cowboy as raw as his hides. The year is 1925. The Burbank brothers are wealthy ranchers in Montana. At the Red Mill restaurant on their way to market, the brothers meet Rose, the widowed proprietress, and her impressionable son Peter. Phil behaves so cruelly he drives them both to tears, revelling in their hurt and rousing his fellow cowhands to laughter – all except his brother George, who comforts Rose then returns to marry her. As Phil swings between fury and cunning, his taunting of Rose takes an eerie form – he hovers at the edges of her vision, whistling a tune she can no longer play. His mockery of her son is more overt, amplified by the cheering of Phil’s cowhand disciples. Then Phil appears to take the boy under his wing. Is this latest gesture a softening that leaves Phil exposed, or a plot twisting further into menace?
Plot: A domineering, magnetic rancher responds with mocking cruelty when his brother brings home a new wife and her son, until the unexpected comes to pass.
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Slow and chaotic, but it makes sense.
The opening events set the tone of the movie perfectly. Two brothers with disparate personalities live in a ranch, then meeting an insecure, mourning mother and her adored son. With the wonderful job by the cast, the events rarely fail to be gripping.
Throughout the chapters, the actions of the characters somehow might seem random, but with the subtle intricacies embedded by the beautiful cinematography, it can be sensible.
One of those intricacies is in Benedict Cumberbatch’s eye game, which was really the pinnacle of the movie, and his performance. He perfectly delivers the difference before and after the exposure of Phil’s repressed vehemence, and his obsessive inspiration.
Unfortunately, the movie might seem to be drowned in its eeriness and profound details to the point where it could be perceived as a series of too-real events, which wouldn’t be an enjoyable watch for some.
Practically, the cast was accurate enough for the story. Jesse Plemons continues to show that he’s deserving of the latest roles he’s getting from some notable filmmakers, without forgetting the chemistry he’s shown with his couple, Kirsten Dunst, who was also great.
Other than that, the music obviously fit the theme, although some of its uses weren’t suitable to some scenes.
The Academy Awards won’t shy away from this film, that’s for sure. It has too much bait for it to be not looked away from.
The ‘old’ west is still alive
I haven’t read Savage’s novel but may include it in my kindle library. Cumberbatch, Plemons and the always capable Dunst, ‘dog’ through the 2 hour screenplay of modern western character study that is worth the time.
14 minutes into the film we have an idea the conflict of personalities, behavior and social mores of that era and hint at where this is going – intrigued me till its unfortunate end.
We still have those social conflicts in the 21st century and I’m certain it will always be there in backward societies. It’s human nature.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 5 min (125 min)
Genre Drama, Romance, Western
Director Jane Campion
Writer Jane Campion, Thomas Savage
Actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons
Country United Kingdom, Australia, United States, Canada, New Zealand
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa Mini LF, Panavision APO Panatar Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Codex
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (4.5K) (source format), Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Ultra Panavision 70 (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema, Video (UHD)