Nominated for 12 Oscars including Best Picture!
The new film written and directed by past Oscar-winner Jane Campion (The Piano, Bright Star, An Angel at My Table), based on the 1967 novel of the same name by Thomas Savage. The story is a multi-layered non-traditional Western taking place in 1925 Montana. The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Thomasin McKenzie, Genevieve Lemon, Keith Carradine, and Frances Conroy. The film received widespread critical acclaim, with particular praise towards Campion’s screenplay and direction, the performances of the cast (particularly Cumberbatch, Dunst, and Smit-McPhee), the cinematography and Jonny Greenwood’s score. (R, 2h 7m)
“A picturesque, enthralling exploration of male ego and toxic masculinity, crafted by an extremely talented woman and offering enough nuanced bite to keep it interesting till the very end.” – Brian Truitt, USA Today
“The Power of the Dog builds tremendous force, gaining its momentum through the harmonious discord of its performances, the nervous rhythms of Jonny Greenwood’s score and the grandeur of its visuals.” – Manohla Dargis, New York Times
“Once again demonstrating her own strong, clear vision – not to mention superb control of her craft – Campion proves her ability to illuminate hidden truths and let us see what was hiding in plain sight all along.” – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post