Fooled again by a good poster design - when will I ever learn?!
Basically the original but updated for modern sensibilities and with an MPAA rating downgrade (less nudity and less salty language). It was fun to spend more time with Eddie and Arsenio in this world and I laughed out loud several times while watching it with my sister over Zoom - mostly at Leslie Jones' contributions - she's a gem. Worth a watch for fans of the first film or if you just need something fun and mindless to watch, just don't expect anything too memorable.
Slow West is like if Quentin Tarantino, Wes Anderson, and Jim Jarmusch bore a love child in New Zealand, then raised it in old west Colorado, with the life expectancy of a kiddie film's runtime. (And I mean that in the most complimentary way possible.)
Discussed in full on episode #139 of the Cinereelists podcast.
In theaters October 31, 2014.
Wow, what a deliciously creepy film first-time director Dan Gillroy has here. Gyllenhaal plays his hand perfectly as a cold obsessive who finds career opportunity in capturing crime footage as fast and as grizzly as possible in order to sell it at the highest price to the local news, a pursuit that eventually leads him to bend the rules of the game - along with everyone around him. A+, would watch again.
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