Killers of the Flower Moon - A Battle of Greed and Love

The amazing partnership of Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio plus Robert De Niro continues to bring another movie masterpiece called "Killers of the Flower Moonwhich I can say one of the best films this year. It also features Lily Gladstone, which I can say did an incredible performance and stole the show. It also stars Jesse Plemons, Tantoo Cardinal, John Lithgow, and Brendan Fraser in supporting roles.

Killers of the Flower Moon centers on the story of the Osage Count Indian murders in the 1920s, which is rooted on the greed that targets the Osage Native Americans who became wealthy because of their oil-rich lands. A story which became a sensation during its time which also reflects the plight and struggles of Native Americans today. 

Though it comes at a surprising length of over three hours, I have some hesitation that I can keep my focus and bladder for the whole duration. But it its very recommended to have an empty bladder as every scene has significance and paced appropriately. 

I guess the film style of Scorsese works well with the format, length and storytelling with a mix of short shots of significant scenes, emphasizing on emotions, and the meticulous cultural portrayal by working with real Native Americans, which in the past we call as "Indians." 

The murders were indeed sinister and involves a lot of people yet leads to the same man, William King Hale played by Rober de Niro. His Nephew, Ernest Burkhart (Leonardo DiCaprio), is married to Mollie - an heir to the one of the rich Osage Indian families and is also a pivotal character with the conspiracies. There are also a lot of people involved that made this a very complicated crime network. Despite the very gloomy plot, there is also a lining of light and love in the film with the connections they have, the genuine love between sisters, husband, wife, and children. A very relatable feeling which when abused, can be very infuriating.

The film in general advocates for the Native Americans with the dark history which still prevails today which is marked by violence, racism, and opportunism. Probably the most proactive film of Scorsese and Dicaprio that also align with their other own advocacies. Another Oscar nomination worthy film, and personally would love that Lily Gladstone will also get a least a nomination for her performance.

Killers of the Flower Moon is showing in Philippine cinemas October 18. 

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