Review: Mojave, 2016, dir. William Monahan


“This has been a good month for moviegoers craving celebrations of machismo. First, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s desperately masculine, Oscar-nominated The Revenant went wide. Then, Michael Bay’s 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi opened and fizzled in the same weekend. Now, The Departed screenwriter William Monahan’s second directorial effort, Mojave, joins the fray with a naked reverence for manly men peddling their manliness in the movie biz. The film lacks the brazen dick-swinging of 13 Hours and the bravura craftsmanship of The Revenant, but Monahan is something neither Bay nor Iñárritu aspire to be: He’s honest, and his movie is honest by consequence.” (Via Paste Magazine.)


4 thoughts on “Review: Mojave, 2016, dir. William Monahan

    • He’s just so great. I’ve been a fan since 2011’s “Drive.” I’m so happy to see him getting more work in more visible films, though I think I like him best in movies like “Inside Llewyn Davis.”

      Glad to have pointed you toward this one! If you’re an Isaac fan, it won’t let you down (even if the movie itself isn’t particularly good).

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