Opens with a William Blake quote,
features Gary Farmer… and solo guitar music (by William Tyler, not Neil Young)
and has in Cookie the most self-conscious man in the West since Depp in Dead Man.
Even the trappers lining up to eat homemade “oily cakes” recalls the Billy Bob & Iggy campfire scene.
Soooo I liked it very much.
Cookie and King Lu stay together to the end, neither one taking the money and running. We already knew their fate from the surprise Alia Shawkat opening scene, but it’s still a shock to see friendship trump greed in this sort of movie. Adam Nayman’s article in The Ringer is the one to beat.