It’s been over a decade since Jane Campion last released a feature film – although she did create acclaimed TV series Top of the Lake in that time – and The Power of the Dog is a brilliant return to moviemaking for the former Oscar winner. Equal parts Western and psychological thriller, the film is based on Thomas Savage’s 1967 novel of the same name, and deftly delves into issues including toxic masculinity and repressed homosexuality. https://www.wikipedia.org/ Character-driven filmmaking of the highest order, the film further includes some stunning period design and cinematography, a wonderful Jonny Greenwood score, and several terrifically staged dramatic set pieces. The film that catapulted both Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield into the big time, while also solidifying David Fincher’s status as one of the greatest directors working today, The Social Network is a masterpiece.
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