Director: Martin Scorsese

206 mins, USA, 2023, Digital

Martin Scorsese’s latest epic recounts events surrounding the discovery of oil on lands owned by the Osage tribe in 1920s Oklahoma, a state newly formed. Ironically, the Osage had been granted this land because it proved largely unsuitable for practical purposes. Those who had so ruthlessly exploited the Osage in that instance were now determined to wrench the land back since the find had made the nation the wealthiest per capita on the planet. Naturally, the most expedient way to do so was through murder, and it is on these murders that Scorsese founds his tale of American history, racism, and greed. WWI veteran Ernest Burkhart (Leonardo DiCaprio) is persuaded by his uncle, cattle baron William Hale (Robert De Niro), to successfully woo Mollie (Lily Gladstone), whose oil rights increase as her family is afflicted by a series of unfortunate deaths.

Notes by Kevin Coyne

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