From MXDWN Movies: ‘Slow West’ Review

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I wrote a review for the new western Slow West starring Michael Fassbender, Ben Mendelsohn and Kodi Smitt-McPhee for MXDWN Movies. Check it out!

The western has a long tradition with film – and fiction for that matter. The idiom, “white hats vs. black hats,” has been shorthand for good vs. evil for a while now. The genre has evolved over the years to include more complicated characters that defied these constraints and more realistic violence. Yet even with these changes, the western is also among the most self-referential genres in film, whether to pay homage to the past or to challenge its conventions. Among the most stalwart: notions of masculinity and, of course, the nature of good and evil. Read more…

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