Indie Gems: Bone Tomahawk
After his wife and two other men are kidnapped by a tribe of cave dwelling cannibals, Arthur (Patrick Wilson) sets out with the local Sheriff Hunt, (Kurt Russel) his deputy Chicory (Richard Jenkins) and a local rich man Brooder (Matthew Fox) to save them. Arthur has a busted leg, but it doesn't matter, he's hobbling right along with everyone else. Only nothing about this trip is easy.
I went from never hearing about this film to lots of people raving about it when it hit DVD. It even picked up a few Independent Spirit Award nominations. While a slow burn at times, this is the type of "Western" I can get behind.
Bone Tomahawk tries to give The Green Inferno a run for it's money in the gore factor. While there's not a ton of it, it's absolutely brutal to watch at times. The core cast is excellent. I expected this movie to be campy for some reason, but it's not so. Though Jenkin's character provides just the right amount of campy humor which I adored. I loved seen Zahn McClarnon show up for a single scene after he was so great in Fargo this season. The pacing does drag in parts due to the fact that a lot of the film is them walking to their destination, but everything else makes up for it.
Memorable Quote: "Please continue.." - Samantha (Lili Simmons)