The Northman

The Northman ★★★½

There's a narrative conventionality to it that holds it back ever so slightly from the greatness of The Lighthouse or The Witch but this is, at worst, a rock-solid revenge thriller and, at best and perhaps more accurately, a psychedelic venture into the fiery wilderness forged by our long-standing notions of what it means to be a man. What The Northman lacks in surprises it more than makes up for in visceral thematic immersion. Shower absolutely required after this one.

Also had no idea Anya Taylor-Joy could get even BETTER.

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