Scottish director John Maclean won a BAFTA in 2012 for his terrific short PITCH BLACK HEIST and we’re pleased to report that his feature has delivered on his initial promise in spades.
Set in the late 1800s this striking western (sometimes bleak, sometimes funny, always a visual feast) follows naive Scotsman Jay as he stumbles through the dense and feral forests of the American West in search of his sweetheart. More a poet than adventurer, good fortune is on Jay’s side when he crosses paths with bounty hunter Silas who proceeds, for a few silver dollars, to act as his companion on his quest.
Eye-popping imagery, bursts of surreal hilarity and Fassbender looking drop-dead cool, it’s far from boring. ★★★★
SLOW WEST is a cinematic treat of the highest order and a must see for fans of Jim Jarmusch’s western-noir DEAD MAN.