The Piano (1993) a film calling into the ether of masculinity

passion and loss is a beautifully sincere experience. Capturing a past life through the musical compositions and her trauma, showing a woman unable to speak her mind to men, while being with them out of a fear of loneliness and the obligation of marriage. … More The Piano (1993) a film calling into the ether of masculinity

Jane Campion’s “The Power of the Dog” a fiercely complex character piece

Character driven, methodically paced storytelling from Jane Campion. The Power of the Dog can be an empowering journey of inner discovery, but most of the film is spent in a cesspool of toxic masculinity, reaffirming machismo. It’s a muddled and complex rendering of Thomas Savage’s novel, showing these characters as brutish and consciously flawed.
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