Good afternoon, fright fans! Glynn Avenue Massacre is back with a new article for a new column; Pick of the Week! Pretty self explanatory; every week I’ll write a little something about a film I recommend that I watched during said week. Got it? Great! Now, these won’t necessarily be new releases, but films that I watched for the first time (usually) that week. That being said, let’s crack this thing open and get it! And hey, if you’ve seen these films or read this and check the film out, let me know what you think (good and bad).
The Homesman (2014)
Now, right from the start I want to say that I’m totally and completely aware of the fact that this is not a horror movie…or is it? It’s not. But, the dread and anguish you feel for these characters is incredibly real. Hilary Swank stars as Mary Bee Cuddy, a husbandless woman who volunteers to lead three woman who have lost their minds across country during pioneer times. She enlists drifter George Briggs (Tommy Lee Jones) to help her after saving his life from the other men of the town. As their voyage trudges along, their troubles grow exponentially, which get pretty darn horrific. Tommy Lee Jones wrote and directed this film. That alone is worth a viewing. No spoilers aloud; you’ll just have to take my word for it. It’s not only the best film I’ve seen all week; it’s possibly the best film I’ve seen all year (besides The Witch). Give it a chance. Sure it’s a western drama, but this film, at its core, is pretty terrifying.
My Rating: 8/10
Thanks for checking us out! I’m currently working on another great I GOT 5 ON IT list that I’ll post next week and a review of a fun little 80s gem. Also, something new this way comes! in the form of another new category. Thanks for reading! Click that follow button, leave some comments. Let me know what you think! Until next time, stay spooked.