• What's Different About the New ‘Outlaw King' Cut? And Is It Better?

    11 days ago - By Slash Film

    After a less-than-stellar reception at TIFF, director David Mackenzie decided to go back and cut close to 20 minutes out of his historical epic Outlaw King. Now at 137 minutes long, the film arrives on Netflix today in all its gory glory. How does this new cut hold up compared to the TIFF cut? Is an improvement at all? And does the infamous Pine peen remain?
    What Is Outlaw King?
    Outlaw King is the story of Robert the Bruce , the King of Scots who went to war against England for control of Scotland. You know some of this story already - it was featured heavily in Mel Gibson's Braveheart. In...
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  • David Mackenzie on avoiding 'Game of Thrones'-style fantasy -  and 'Braveheart' comparisons - with his medieval epic 'Outlaw King'

    David Mackenzie on avoiding 'Game of Thrones'-style fantasy -  and 'Braveheart' comparisons - with his medieval epic 'Outlaw King'

    11 days ago - By Los Angeles Times

    Throughout his film career, director David Mackenzie has bounced unpredictably among genres and styles, from the somber 2003 drama “Young Adam” to the 2009 sex comedy “Spread” to the 2011 sci-fi film “Perfect Sense.” “The idea of repeating old ground feels unattractive to me,” he says. “Each film...
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