Cinemabangs pick of the films showing at Glasgow Film Festival 2019
The west is wild and unforgiving in Jacques Audiard’s subtle, immensely engaging adaptation of the Patrick de Witt novel. Eli Sisters (John C Reilly) and his brother Charlie (Joaquin Phoenix) have earned a reputation as ruthless killers. In the early 1850s, they ride to San Francisco on a mission to kill chemist Hermann Kermit Warm (Riz Ahmed). Private detective John Morris (Jake Gyllenhaal) rides ahead of them to track the man down. The hunt for their prey has a profound impact on both men as they reflect on their lives and confront a time in which violence is unavoidable.
Critic, filmmaker and festival director Kent Jones makes an impressive move into fictional storytelling with Diane. Haunting, delicately handled and beautifully acted by Mary Kay Place, it finds a whole world in the modest life of one seemingly unremarkable woman. A widow who lives alone in rural Massachusetts, Diane fills her days seeing friends, helping in the community, visiting her extended family and refusing to give up on a son in the grip of drug addiction. It is a film that quietly beguiles as it tenderly captures all the little joys and sorrows of daily existence.
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