Movies Watched -- Slow West

Added on by C. Maoxian.

Running time of 83 minutes so it's the right length, which is surprising since it's a W.D. By movie (that's what I call movies that are written and directed by the same person -- often an indicator of terrible artsy self-indulgence and pretentiousness). Anyway it stars some fresh-faced kid whose name I didn't catch, Michael Fassbender (whom I loved in 'Shame,' my favorite movie from 2011), and looky here, old Ben Mendelsohn has a role. The last is getting a lot of work since he broke through in Bloodline, I guess. 

Weird, dreamy story, Scottish kid looking for the girl he loved who has run away to the American west of the 1870s (though it was filmed in New Zealand). Very violent in parts, occasional bits of Coen-esque humor, I didn't really know what to make of it. Did not fast forward so it gets a yellow rating, but I don't think I'd recommend it.


Beautifully shaped eyebrows on the Colorado prairie.