writing skills: film review | brimstone | ESL & ELT
Brimstone became writer/director Martin Koolhoven’s fifth consecutive hit movie in The Netherlands.
Goofs: When Liz and Matthew are on the frozen lake it is misty to the point that it is hard for Matthew to locate the fallen rifle a couple of steps away, nevertheless the reverend is able to shoot him from across the lake.
Connections: References The Night of the Hunter (1955)
From the moment the new reverend climbs the pulpit, Liz knows she and her family are in great danger.
Director: Martin Koolhoven
Writers: Martin Koolhoven (screenplay), Martin Koolhoven (story)
Stars: Dakota Fanning, Carice van Houten, Guy Pearce
A triumphant epic of survival and a tale of powerful womanhood and resistance against the unforgiving cruelty of a hell on earth. Our heroine is Liz (Dakota Fanning), carved from the beautiful wilderness, full of heart and grit, hunted by a vengeful Preacher (Guy Pearce) – a diabolical zealot and her twisted nemesis. But Liz is a genuine survivor; she’s no victim – a woman of fearsome strength who responds with astonishing bravery to claim the better life she and her daughter deserve. Fear not. Retribution is coming.
Tagline: Retribution is coming
Genres: Mystery | Thriller | Western
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) Rated R for brutal bloody violence, strong sexual content including disturbing behaviour, graphic nudity, and language