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Matt Hough

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Jane Campion’s brooding, melancholy character vivisection The Power of the Dog weaves its masterful spell through careful, methodical plotting, superb performances, and a magnificent depiction of time and place that grips one’s attention once it’s captured and doesn’t let go.



The Power of the Dog (2021)



Released: 01 Dec 2021
Rated: R
Runtime: 126 min




Director: Jane Campion
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western



Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons
Writer(s): Jane Campion, Thomas Savage



Plot: Charismatic rancher Phil Burbank inspires fear and awe in those around him. When his brother brings home a new wife and her son, Phil torments them until he finds himself exposed to the possibility of love.



IMDB rating: 6.8
MetaScore: 89





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As always another excellent & comprehensive review from Matt. It reaffirms my initial observation of this unique film and provides new insight into the film. Thanks!
 

Matt Hough

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I loved the movie when I saw it on Netflix last year. This 4K viewing for the review absolutely floored me; it's such a haunting film and so beautifully composed throughout by Campion and company.
 

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