Hell or High Water – “Hillbilly Heaven”

Toby is a divorced father who’s trying to make a better life for his son. His brother Tanner is an ex-convict with a short temper and a loose trigger finger. Together, they plan a series of heists against the bank that’s about to foreclose on their family ranch.

Standing in their way is Marcus, a Texas Ranger who’s only weeks away from retirement. As the siblings plot their final robbery, they must also prepare for a showdown with a crafty lawman who’s not ready to ride off into the sunset.

 

Review

“That Nomad Shad” – Oscar season is here and we’ve definitely got a contender. This is not your typical heist movie, it’s a cross between a heist and a western, and is filled with great characters. That’s not all though, Giles Nuttgens knocks it out of the park with some beautiful cinematography.

The greatest facet of the film is its great cast and superb characterisation. Chris Pine and Ben Foster play the brothers, who are pulling off all these heists (Not a spoiler). These two really give you a sense of what it is to be a sibling and how much they mean to you. On the other end you have Jeff Bridges play the old-timey sheriff, Marcus Hamilton who has interesting banter with his Native American partner. Each of these characters develops wonderfully through the film.

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I’m a sucker for Westerns. It was great seeing this Neo-Western style coming through. At the end of the day everyone is a cowboy in this neck of the woods, and the film is the better for it. This provides for some amazing scenes and dialogue between characters. There’s one particular scene (I won’t spoil it), which just made me feel like I was enjoying a classic western.

This is definitely one of the best films out this year and I strongly urge you to check it out. JEFF BRIDGES (You don’t need more reason than this) 9/10

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