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The Power of the Dog is a movie nothing short of extraordinarily intense. The Netflix Original stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, and Kodi Smit-McPhee. Based on the 1967 novel by Thomas Savage, viewers traverse 1900s America through the lives of Phil Burbank. The man struggles with coming to terms with his sexuality. The film plays on homophobia, grief, toxic masculinity, and generational trauma.

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Thomas Savage was an American writer known for his works on the wild west. Despite favorable reviews by critics of his works, the sales remained mostly modest. The novelist, born in 1915 and passed away in 2003, had seen quite the change in America. The country made space for people of all races and sexual identities and The Power of the Dog captures that essence perfectly.

ALSO READ: “There’s an Amazing Artistry at Work”: Benedict Cumberbatch About Jane Campion’s Direction in ‘The Power of the Dog’

The story revolves around two brothers, George, a plain yet honest man, and Phil, spiteful and homophobic. Phil tries to ruin his brother and sister-in-law by provoking them into suicide and drinking. Peter, his nephew, plans vengeance but eventually comes to an uneasy agreement. The book was regarded as Savage’s finest by critics.

Does the movie live up to the caliber of the book?

Most cinematic adaptations out there fail to capture the essence of the book they’re based on. But, oftentimes the movies do ensure they do justice to the books, and sometimes, they’re even better than the title that inspired their creation.

The Power of the Dog was undeniably Savage’s best work. The New York Times even compared it to a “Greek tragedy”. And this 2021 feature, directed by Jane Campion has certainly lived up to the name of the book.

With a total of 26 awards and a hundred nominations throughout his career, Benedict Cumberbatch is certainly no newbie in the industry. With works as great as Frankenstein, it shouldn’t be taken lightly when critics called The Power of the Dog “a career-best from Benedict Cumberbatch“. For his performance in the movie, he has been nominated for the Oscar award in the category of Best Actor.

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As amazing as he is, Cumberbatch isn’t the only good thing about The Power of the Dog. Filmmaker Jane Campion has received quite the critical acclaim since the movie’s premiere on November 1, 2021. In fact, she bagged a nomination at the Academy Awards for the movie. This feature becomes infinitely more impressive as

ALSO READ: 6 Best Movies Based on Books on Netflix

How excited are you for the release of The Power of the Dog on Netflix?

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We all love the bromance between Dustin and Stever on screen. But the underrated bromance between Joe Keery and Dacre Montgomery needs a shoutout too! 

Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 2 premiered on July 1 to much fanfare. After the events of Volume 1, and gazillion theories later, fans finally got their answers. Although not all the answers, some of them. The Duffer brothers have still kept some of the things unexplained which we are hoping gets clarified in season 5. Moreover, season 5 is the final season of the Netflix show. 

Joe Keery and Dacre Montgomery acting like 12-year-olds win hearts 

In this old video, the cast was reviewing 80s fashion fads. They were given a pair of arm gloves which were all the rage back then. However, for the boys, it looked like it wasn’t meant for the arms. Joe Keery, who plays the Steve-iconic-hair, acts innocent at first but loses his act when Dacre (Billy) pulls out a bigger arm glove. They end up snickering the whole video after making dirty jokes. 

The old video has caught the attention of the fans recently, and fans are making jokes that it’s the arm gloves that Erica found under Lucas’s bed. In the new season, Lucas tries to hide things from Erica. But the Smartypants blackmails her brother to spill everything otherwise she’ll tell everything she found under his bed to their parents. Obviously, that gets him talking. 

Dacre exited the show in season 3 when Billy sacrificed himself. However, he does appear in Stranger Things season 4, as a memory. Whereas Steve continues his bravado and babysitting duties in the current season as well.

ALSO READ: Sadie Sink Reveals Who’s The Coolest Kid Ever From The Stranger Things Cast

What happens in Volume 2?

Eleven got back her powers and piggybacked through Max’s memories to have an epic showdown with Vecna. Max died but Eleven brought her back to life, although she’s now brain dead. Eddie is also dead, but Vecna is still alive. He succeeded in opening four gates and we see The Upside Down leaking into Hawkins. 

ALSO READ: Why Eddie’s Death Was Inevitable and Predictable in Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 2?

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We all have our stories to tell. Along the journey, we make bonds unbreakable and subplots that are just amazeballs. But in the end, it’s just us with a pen and an empty paper to write our own plot. Well, that’s not limited to real life only. Fictional characters have anecdotes more enticing than anyone else. And Stranger Things folks have it done just right. Along with the entire plot, each one of them has a unique story to tell. One such is that of Max Mayfield. And how beautiful it would feel to listen to it from non-other than Sadie Sink, the actress herself.

Max Mayfield is a strong character who won our hearts just as she entered the Hawkins high school back in season 2. The little girl who didn’t fear showing her middle finger to Billy, the annoying brother. And a teenager who risked her life to save the township of Hawkins. Max Mayfield is everything but boring. And undoubtedly, all the credits go to Sadie Sink, the actress who embodied the character so well that we couldn’t imagine anyone else playing the role.

Recently, after the premiere of volume 2 of Stranger Things season 4, Sadie took it to herself to tell us about the journey of this amazing character throughout the series.

Sadie Sink thinks her character is a stunning blend of sarcasm and smartness

Well, there’s no denial of Sadie Sink’s remark about Max Mayfield. But that’s not all. In the video, the actress takes us on the beautiful journey of Maxine in the series. From a girl who kept pretty much everything to herself in the second season to the one who became her friend’s favorite and almost sacrificed herself to save the world. Max is truly a smart and honest girl the heroes of Hawkins needed in Netflix’s Stranger Things.

She says, “her journey with grieving Billy and the guilt she feels along with it. I feel like you are constantly peeling back layer after layer.” She thinks that the side of Max where she keeps pretty much everything to herself and then gradually opens up about it is interesting. She also feels that it has been really cool for Max as the audience gets to see different sides of her each season. One thing that remained the same about Max, according to her, is “she stays fiercely loyal, no matter what happens in Hawkins.”

Do you agree with Sadie Sink? What are your thoughts about her character, Max Mayfield? Let us know in the comment section below.

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