Western ★★★★½

I should write either nothing on this film or pages. If you're willing to give yourself into it, it's like watching one of the modern Terrence Malick films: an overwhelming run of images, beautifully observed and natural.

WESTERN tries to tell a linear story, and I think if you're willing to buy the film's implicit suggestion that "western" tropes are impossible and the reality of a desolate frontier life in 2010-11 (when the film was shot) is politicking and waiting for cattle to be shipped, then the anti-climactic second half is justified.

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