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The Power of the Dog is a Western psychological drama written and directed by Jane Campion. It is based on Thomas Savage’s 1967 novel of the same name. The Power of the Dog is a well-written and directed movie that covers a wide range of emotions like love, grief, resentment, jealousy, and human sexuality to name a few. I had no idea what to expect from this movie, I soon found out it would soon become one of the greats.

The Power of the Dog opens in 1925 Montana as two wealthy ranch-owning brothers Phil (Benedict Cumberbatch) and George Burbank (Jesse Plemons) meet widow and inn owner Rose Gordon (Kirsten Dunst) during a cattle drive. George who is considered kind-hearted is quickly taken with Rose. Phil, who is harsh, volatile, and considered a bully is much influenced by his late mentor Bronco Henry, mocks Rose’s son Peter (Kodi Smit-McPhee)

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