It's the drizzling shits, but there's a POV shot where it looks like the bear is throwing jabs like a boxer and then there's a park ranger helicopter which just happens to have a rocket launcher on it, so it sort of balances out.
Slow West is one of the prettiest films I've seen in a long time. As immaculately framed as it is and as gorgeous as the locations are, it's the colour that really struck me. It has this bright, vibrant palette that almost looks wrong at first. This isn't how westerns are supposed to look. It's a bold choice and one that pays off big time, because the film isn't just beautiful, it's also unique.
It's a leisurely paced film, more…
Reasonably entertaining whenever Kurt Russell is on screen, but the excessive foot fetish bullshit and lack of interesting characters mean only the pretty average action sequences provide any real enjoyment. The deliberately sloppy editing and film damage gimmick quickly wears thin too.
If you were asked to describe a smug, self-satisfied "hipster" film, you'd probably come up with something like this. This just makes it all the more surprisingly that Frances Ha is a genuinely funny, relatable picture.
Having such an instantly likeable protagonist certainly helps. Gerwig is fantastic, and even pulls off some excellent physical comedy in a film which mostly runs on clever, snappy dialogue. This is constantly amusing but never delivers any belly laughs, so dropping a pratfall or…