The Power of the Dog was good but it could have gone a bit harder. It was just a little too subtle. Kodi Smith-McPhee was really the star here, cutting an impressive line between vulnerable and threatening. Every scene he wasn’t in suffered from the lack of his presence. Drive My Car…one of the year’s absolute best. While I do stan slow cinema, I usually begrudge any movie that dares run to 3 hours but this runtime felt really necessary for such a rich, thoughtful and deeply felt film. The payoff is an emotionally complex and enormously moving ending but the slow, careful journey to that point is just as meaningful and profound, in all its seeming mundanity. I loved it.