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THE POWER OF THE DOG
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Friday, Nov 26, 2021 6:30 PM
Charismatic rancher Phil Burbank (Benedict Cumberbatch) inspires fear and awe in those around him. When his brother brings home a new wife (Kirsten Dunst) and her son (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Phil torments them until he finds himself exposed to the possibility of love.
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"Jane Campion makes a thrilling return with The Power of the Dog, a work as boldly idiosyncratic, unpredictable and alive with psychological complexity as anything in the revered director's output."—David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

"It's cinematic poetry, if there ever was one, bourgeoning in meaning the more you linger in its shadow."—Tomris Laffly, The Playlist

"The rare drama where it's legitimately hard to know what's coming next."—Adam Nayman, The Ringer

Severe, pale-eyed, handsome, Phil Burbank (Benedict Cumberbatch) is brutally beguiling. All of Phil's romance, power and fragility is trapped in the past and in the land: He can castrate a bull calf with two swift slashes of his knife; he swims naked in the river, smearing his body with mud. He is a cowboy as raw as his hides. The year is 1925. The Burbank brothers are wealthy ranchers in Montana. At the Red Mill restaurant on their way to market, the brothers meet Rose (Kirsten Dunst), the widowed proprietress, and her impressionable son Peter (Kodi Smit-McPhee). Phil behaves so cruelly he drives them both to tears, revelling in their hurt and rousing his fellow cowhands to laughter - all except his brother George (Jesse Plemmons), who comforts Rose then returns to marry her. As Phil swings between fury and cunning, his taunting of Rose takes an eerie form - he hovers at the edges of her vision, whistling a tune she can no longer play. His mockery of her son is more overt, amplified by the cheering of Phil's cowhand disciples. Then Phil appears to take the boy under his wing. Is this latest gesture a softening for Phil or a plot twisting further into menace?



Series Info
Series:New Release Films
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Film Info
Rating:R
Runtime:136 minutes
Director:Jane Campion
Year Released:2021
Production Country:UK
Australia
USA
Canada
New Zealand
Language:English