“The Power of Dog” : Film Review Podcast

Posted: December 8th, 2021 | Filed under: Film Reviews Podcast | 4 Comments »

This Jane Campion written and directed drama is, ladies and gentlemen, a whole lot of motion picture.

Set on a cattle ranch in the Big Sky Country of Montana in 1925, it features an eminent cast starring Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Benedict Cumberbatch and Kodi Smith-McPhee,

Two very different brothers own that sprawling ranch. One is a truly nasty and acerbic fellow. The other, quiet, decorous. The latter takes a wife, who with her son, moves into the Victorian manse on the ranch, where the brothers live.

Significant tensions ensue. All instigated by the anger of Cumberbatch’s character toward all.

The visually sumptuous film patiently reveals the reason for the interpersonal dynamics.

The ending will surprise.

It is a powerful film, one of the best and one of my favorites of the year.

It’s no longer showing on a big screen in Louisville, but can be streamed on Netflix.

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— c d kaplan


4 Comments on ““The Power of Dog” : Film Review Podcast”

  1. 1 Terrie Sellers said at 11:36 pm on December 8th, 2021:

    Totally agree. Still, stunning, and stays with you for a time having seen.

  2. 2 Sarah okoon said at 11:44 pm on December 8th, 2021:

    Watched last night. Some might say its very slow but that adds to the tension buildup. Excellent on many levels.

  3. 3 Martha Neal said at 8:50 am on December 9th, 2021:

    Comforting , always, when we agree. I think I like it more as I think about it.

  4. 4 Redstein said at 12:51 pm on December 9th, 2021:

    So sad a tale, but beautifully made. Rate it behind Belfast for my best film.


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