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Les frères Sisters

Jacques Audiard ABD, 2018

Benjamin Reid's rating of the film The Sisters Brothers

A darkly fun and smart po mo western that burns slow like a campfire. It tackles socialist struggle, inherited patterns of male violence, and the oft unchecked anthropocentrism of westerns. I cried because of the occasional warmth found in a time like our own where moral compasses feel so difficult to reset. Reilly/Phoenix have incredible chemistry, but the difficult to deny queer subtext of Gyllenhaal/Ahmed...wow!