Following the cold-blooded murder of her father by a hired hand named Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin), 14-year old Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld) seeks revenge and requests assistance from the toughest United States Marshal she can find, Reuben J. “Rooster” Cogburn (Jeff Bridges), a man with true grit and a fearless outlook on life. Things become a little complex when Mattie insists on accompanying the Marshal on the quest for the outlaw, while along the way, the pair are joined by a Texas Ranger that also wants Chaney for his own purposes. A modern-day western that stands up very well in a genre full of classic releases.
Ani Fanelli (Mila Kunis) appears to most people as a New Yorker that has it all – a well-paid position at a magazine company and a dream wedding to her fiancé Luke Harrison (Finn Wittrock) fast approaching. When the director of an upcoming crime documentary begins to explore Ani’s side of a shocking incident that occur many years ago, however, Ani is forced to confront the dark truth that threatens to expose her meticulously crafted life. This newly released thriller from Netflix doesn’t quite tick all the boxes, but at the same time it’s certainly not the worst way to spend an evening.
A mysterious figure known only as the “Stranger” (Clint Eastwood) stumbles across the small settlement of Lago and is consequently hired by its residents to bring the townsfolk together in an attempt to hold off three outlaws who are soon to be released from jail. The three have their sights set on returning to Lago to wreak havoc and take care of some unfinished business. A dark, menacing and sinister western that is often held in high regard by many reviewers. High Plains Drifter is currently streaming on Netflix.
A former bounty hunter called Joe Kidd (Clint Eastwood) is an all-round tough guy and the American reluctantly agrees to help wealthy landowner Frank Harlan (Robert Duvall) and his fellow henchmen track down Luis Chama (John Saxon), an extremely charismatic Mexican revolutionary leader, who is demanding land reform and makes the costly mistake of stealing Joe Kidd’s horses. A thoroughly watchable western that was originally released fifty years ago in July of 1972. It’s worth noting that Joe Kidd is now streaming on Netflix.
A highly skilled assassin known only as Six (Ryan Gosling), is part of the deep-cover Sierra program constructed by the CIA and is widely regarded as the best in the business. However, after a mission goes wrong, Six finds himself on the run from his own employer, with sociopathic former agent Lloyd Hansen (Chris Evans) at the front of the queue when it comes to trying to track down Six. This big budget, highly anticipated Netflix release hit our screens on the 15th July 2022 and is certainly one to watch.
Charismatic but troubled rancher Phil Burbank (Benedict Cumberbatch) inspires fear and awe in those that are around him. When he finds out that his brother George Burbank (Jesse Plemons) has fallen in love and married a woman with an older son, Phil torments the pair mercilessly, but exposes his own frailties in the process. A decent drama that has been receiving a large amount of praise. The Power of the Dog is now streaming on Netflix.Continue reading