Trailer: Slow West


Ahh, westerns. We love ’em so much here in the third row, they have their own category.

Slow West premiered to positive reviews at Sundance this year and by the looks of the trailer, I can see why. The film, which is directed by John Maclean, stars Michael Fassbender as a gunslinger guiding a young man, played by Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road), across the west to find his love. It co-stars Ben Mendelsohn (The Dark Knight Rises, Killing Them Softly), Rory McCann (Game of Thrones), and Brooke Williams.

It looks a little less gritty and a little more fun–that’s to say a little less Wild Bunch and a little more Josey Wales.

Slow West drops in select theaters on May 15, 2015.

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David Brook

This looks great, I hadn’t heard about it before this. I do love a good western.

Kurt Halfyard

The last 4 years:
The Homesman
The Salvation
Meek’s Cutoff
True Grit (Coens)
For Greater Glory
Red Hill
Django Unchained
The Lone Ranger

Upcoming in 2015
Slow West
The Hateful Eight
Jane Got A Gun (starring Natalie Portman)
Brimstone (starring Carice von Houten, Wia Wasikowska and Robert Pattinson)
Forsaken (starring Kiefer & Donald Sutherland and Demi Moore)
Cold Descent (starring Lance Henrikson, Tony Todd)
Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant (starring Leonardo DiCaprio & Thomas Jane)
Ti West’s In The Valley of Violence
Thomas Jane’s A Magnficent Death From a Shattered Hand

Pretty excited for all these Westerns coming out this year.

David Brook

Ooh, I hadn’t heard of a couple of those upcoming ones. Exciting times! I guess we can thank the success of Django Unchained for the resurgence.

Kurt Halfyard

SOLD! (Also, I saw Noah Taylor in there.)

Andrew James

This is playing MSPIFF next month. It’s priority to try and see it!