REVIEW: The Power of the Dog (2021)

Benedict Cumberbatch and Kodi Smit-McPhee in Jane Campion’s THE POWER OF THE DOG — Photo: Netflix.

Directed by Jane Campion — Screenplay by Jane Campion.

Based on the 1967 Thomas Savage novel of the same name, The Power of the Dog is a western drama set in Montana in the 1920s, when the old American west had begun to morph into a new era. While we hear about automobiles and cities at the local inn, the surrounding wide-open landscape and barren mountains still feel distinctly western. It is clear that the world is changing, and some of these changing roles are exemplified in the film’s characters.

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REVIEW: Preacher – “Call and Response”

Preacher Review Outline

The following is a spoiler review of the tenth episode of ‘Preacher’, available on AMC in the United States and on Viaplay in Denmark.

In the season finale of the first season of Preacher (“Call and Response”), Jesse (played by Dominic Cooper) calls God, Tulip (played by Ruth Negga) presents Carlos to Jesse, Cassidy (played by Joseph Gilgun) gets tortured, and the inhabitants of Annville finally get some answers. Continue reading “REVIEW: Preacher – “Call and Response””

REVIEW: Preacher – “Finish the Song”

Preacher Review Outline

The following is a quick recap/review of the ninth episode of ‘Preacher’, available on AMC in the United States and on Viaplay in Denmark. Expect spoilers for the episode.

In the penultimate episode of the first season of Preacher (“Finish the Song”), DeBlanc and Fiore (played by Anatol Yusef and Tom Brooke, respectively) have to figure out their next move. The ‘Cowboy’ (played by Graham McTavish) returns, and Jesse (played by Dominic Cooper) tries to fix his relationship with Cassidy (played by Joseph Gilgun). Continue reading “REVIEW: Preacher – “Finish the Song””