Hell or High Water
Directed by David Mackenzie
I needed something more fun to watch during my isolation, more fun than say, a documentary about an expedition to Antarctica where everybody dies. This seemed like a worthy entry for that purpose: a neo western featuring bank robbers and a bearded Chris Pine.
Toby, played by Chris Pine, is a divorced father desperate to save the family ranch which is in danger of foreclosure. For some reason, he doesn't just become a model and instead starts robbing banks with his wild card of a brother. They are pursued by two Texas Rangers, one of whom is on the brink of retirement. I feel like at this point, announcing your intentions to give up the badge is a form of suicide and we should get these people help.
I actually liked this movie for a few reasons that had nothing to do with Chris Pine's blue eyes. The film had a rich setting that convinced me I never want to go to Texas, and the plot took unexpected turns when it needed to. This is a riveting script, and of course, it never hurts to have Jeff Bridges mumbling in the background.
Also, the soundtrack was bitching.
Shot in New Mexico.
Chris Pine shot his scenes in two and a half weeks.