Monday, September 12, 2016

Hell Or High Water (2016)

'Hell Or High Water' starring Ben Foster, Chris Pine and Jeff Bridges... A fantastic film, in fact a near perfect movie in my opinion.

A truly original story, great acting and aesthetically beautiful to look at with some clever technical flourishes and highly conceptual touches...

For me the beating heart of the film is the anti-capitalist sub-plot exposing disingenuous bankers, corrupt, corporate types at all levels and the duplicitous thievery that goes with it... I'd call it a Robin Hood story but you can't steal what was already yours in the first place.

A haunting score by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis and an inspired soundtrack reflecting the outlaw spirit both within the narrative and also musically new and old - Ray Wylie Hubbard goes back to back with Chris Stapleton whilst Waylon Jennings shimmies up next to Scott H Biram - Hopefully the latter's inclusion will take him to the mainstream audience he so deserves....

'Hell Or High Water' a Post-Modern Western in the age of globalisation and Bonanza & Son film of the year thus far.


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