HELL OR HIGH WATER
2016, CBS Films, 102 min, Dir: David Mackenzie

Desperate to keep their family farm afloat, brothers Toby (Chris Pine) and Tanner (Ben Foster) turn to bank robbery. They’re pretty good at it – but a pursuing Texas Ranger (Jeff Bridges) is pretty good at his job, too. Taylor Sheridan’s Black List-winning script features well-drawn characters and a piercing take on Western ideals in an era of reverse mortgages. “A thrillingly good movie — a crackerjack drama of crime, fear and brotherly love set in a sun-roasted, deceptively sleepy West Texas that feels completely exotic for being so authentic.” - Owen Gleiberman, Variety.


THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD
2007, Warner Bros., 160 min, USA, Dir: Andrew Dominik

This poetic portrait of hero worship gone bad has attracted a cult following for good reason – it’s one of the best Westerns of the last 30 years. Young Robert Ford (Oscar nominee Casey Affleck) is thrilled when he finally gets to ride with legendary outlaw Jesse James (Brad Pitt). But this new member of James’ gang soon is disillusioned by the difference between the man and the myth. Featuring Oscar-nominated cinematography by Roger Deakins, music by Nick Cave and strong supporting performances by Sam Rockwell, Jeremy Renner and Sam Shepard.


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