Written and Directed by Jared Moshe.
Starring Bill Pullman, Diego Josef, Tommy Flanagan, Jim Caviezel, Kathy Baker, Adam O’Byrne, Joe Anderson, Michael Spears, and Peter Fonda.
A coming-of-age Western for a 65-year-old man.
A24 continues to be full of surprises, as there isn’t any other well-known distributor that would scoop up a full-blown Western that feels as if it was a restored feature from the 60s (unless it’s from Quentin Tarantino or another high-profile filmmaker). From frontier vistas captured seemingly with natural lighting, dirty production design, horses galloping, old-timey pistol gunfire, and a tried-and-true typical tale of vengeance, writer and director Jared Moshe’s (who has also dabbled in lower-budget Western dramas before) The Ballad of Lefty Brown is an anomaly for the current landscape of cinema. It may not reinvent the wheel of the classic genre, but the execution is