The Power of the Dog

A western drama film written and directed by Jane Campion, based on the 1967 novel of the same name by Thomas Savage. 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)