#The Power of the Dog

Netflix’s ‘The Power of the Dog’ and Disney’s ‘The Last Duel’ Rocket to Top of Home Viewing Charts

Instant hits: Jane Campion’s “The Power of the Dog” and Ridley Scott’s “The Last Duel,” both midweek additions for home viewing, have already hit number one on their first day in release, care of the two charts that most quickly gauge audience response. Though the films — one a Netflix heavy-hitter hot off a limited theatrical run, the other a Disney holdover that fared poorly in its theatrical-only release — are totally separate cases, each is significant. And they also share a surprising element that partly suggests why they had instant success. Netflix has produced a steady supply of awards-pursuing titles...
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How ‘The Harder They Fall’ and ‘The Power of the Dog’ Reimagine the Style of the Wild West

Over the years, Westerns have provided moviegoers with some of the big screen’s most indelible fashion statements, from the dusty poncho and wide-brimmed Stetson of Clint Eastwood’s Man With No Name in the ’60s to the natty attire of Doc Holliday — known as much for his sartorial splendor as his sharp shooting — as portrayed in such films as My Darling Clementine (1946), Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) and Tombstone (1993). Even if the genre has become an endangered species in recent decades, the mythical tropes of frontier justice and rough-and-tumble action have often allowed costume designers to let...
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Now streaming: ‘The Power of the Dog,’ an animated ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid,’ ‘Harlem’ and more

Here’s what’s new on Video on Demand, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and other services. Benedict Cumberbatch plays a charismatic but brutal rancher in “The Power of the Dog” (2021, R), Jane Campion’s Western set in 1920s Montana. Jesse Plemons co-stars as his younger brother who marries a widow (Kirsten Dunst) with a son (Kodi Smit-McPhee), all of whom become targets of his bullying. (Netflix)
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Movie Review: The Power of the Dog

Some have argued that “The Power of the Dog” is more of a family drama than a true western. It’s an argument that I can understand, but I don’t think it’s true; Jane Campion’s film is indeed a western, albeit one that engages in some creative substitution. Instead of outlaw...
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'The Power of the Dog' at the Virginia Film Festival

“The Power of the Dog” played at the Paramount Oct. 30 as part of the Virginia Film Festival and is set to be released in the United States Nov. 17. An opening shot displays cows and horses without a human in sight. Director Jane Campion imbues animals with a darkly divine aura by way of long, slow close-ups featuring horses’ and cows’ faces and their searching eyes. The film progresses slowly and sensually, taking care to develop characters and their movements in the spaces they inhabit. Within the uniquely American cultural consciousness, no other genre seems to persist so strongly as the Western, from the lasting legacy of John Wayne to continuous revisionaries like “Django Unchained” or “Nomadland.”

What’s Coming to Netflix in December 2021, Including ‘The Power of the Dog’ and ‘Money Heist’

Directed by Jane Campion, the “The Power of the Dog” is set on a Montana ranch in the 1920s. The Western saga is led by Phil Burbank (Benedict Cumberbatch), who inspires far and awe in his family. When his brother brings home a new wife and her son, Phil treats them badly – until he discovers the power of love. The movie, released in theaters Nov. 17, is expected to garner plenty of Oscar noms next year. Based on Thomas Savage’s 1967 novel, the film co-stars Kristen Dunst and Jesse Plemons.

Jesse Plemons (‘The Power of the Dog’) on playing a ‘graceful punching bag’ as Benedict Cumberbatch’s lonely brother [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW]

George Burbank is “sort of a very graceful punching bag,” according to the actor who plays him, Jesse Plemons, in the Netflix drama “The Power of the Dog.” The film is set in 1920s Montana where George and his cruel brother Phil (Benedict Cumberbatch) operate their family ranch. But George has “managed to deal with such a difficult person” while still maintaining his “dignity, and I think even compassion for his older brother.” Watch our exclusive video interview with Plemons above. SEEWATCH: Let’s chat with production designers of ‘Being the Ricardos,’ ‘The French Dispatch,’ ‘The Power of the Dog,’ ‘Respect’ and The...

What’s On Tonight: ‘The Power Of The Dog’ Debuts, And ‘It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia’ Returns

The Power of the Dog (Netflix film) — Benedict Cumberbatch briefly leaves the MCU to collaborate with director Jane Campion as he portrays a “charismatic rancher,” which is certainly something that we’ve never seen him do before. However, he’s got a sinister streak and terrorizes his brother and sister-in-law (played by real-life spouses Jesse Plemons and Kirsten Dunst) while whistling and apparently never saying a word (at least in the above trailer). Cumberbatch Chills are a real thing, as you’ll witness from this film.

Cumberbatch is very convincing as a rancher in 'Power of the Dog,' Turan says

The new movie, "The Power Of The Dog," casts Benedict Cumberbatch as a rancher. He lives in Montana, so the scenery is beautiful, and so were the costumes since its 1925. But there's something ugly about the way that he slowly turns against a woman, played by Kirsten Dunst, and her son. "The Power Of The Dog" is now streaming on Netflix. And MORNING EDITION film critic Kenneth Turan is here to tell us about it. Hey there, Ken.

Jane Campion And Benedict Cumberbatch Channeled Paul Newman For ‘The Power Of The Dog’ – Contenders L.A.

Writer-director Jane Campion and star Benedict Cumberbatch said Paul Newman was one of the previous stars who tried to adapt Power of the Dog before them, relating the history of their new film based on Thomas Savage’s book during Deadline’s Contenders Film: Los Angeles panel Sunday at the DGA Theater. “The book had been optioned five times before,” Campion said. “Paul Newman apparently optioned it at one point.” Cumberbatch stars as wealthy Montana rancher Phil Burbank. He runs a ranch with his brother George (Jesse Plemons), whose decision to marry Rose (Dunst) and raise her son Peter (Kodi Smit-McPhee) causes turmoil between...