Being a fan of Lonestar and Eight Men Out, I was intrigued by a period film called, Matewan. It’s falls the events leading up to the Battle of Matewan. Where the town fights of thugs hired by the coal company they worked for. Chris Cooper (first role), is a Union man, sent in to unionize the works. The company brings in corporate thugs to bully and minorities to have them work in the mines. When the minority joins the strikers…
First of all, let me say, it's been a while since I have seen a film where after the opening people applauded. After the first number we were hooked. Maybe slow to find its story, but that's life. It happens when you least expect it. The songs were catchy and not overly annoying. Everyone was likable in their own way. The songs as spontaneous as they felt, came at the right times. I love Whiplash. A surprise hit for me back in 2014. An awesome year for movies! Damien does it again here by catching the essence of what makes going to the movies fun.