Brit pop-promo helmer Daniel Wolfe impresses with a northern English Western [film review excerpt]

A rumbling, sometimes discordant score — a collaboration between Matthew Wolfe (credited in this instance as Matthew Watson) and ambient-drone artist Daniel Thomas Freeman — provides a highly effective assist, augmented by thoughtfully chosen songs including one by Tim Buckley and three by Patti Smith. A narrated extract from the Ted Hughes poem "Heptonstall Old Church" ("The crystal in men's heads / Blackened and fell to pieces") offers a suitably evocative curtain-raiser to the action.

Friday 16 May 2014

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