Killers of the Flower Moon review: “Scorsese’s multi-layered epic is worth every second”

“Coyote wants money,” Mollie (Lily Gladstone), a younger Osage Nation girl, notes sagely when feckless WW1 returnee Ernest Burkhart (Leonardo DiCaprio) begins courting her in early Nineteen Twenties Oklahoma, the setting for Martin Scorsese’s interval epic. He’s a former infantry prepare dinner with no money or discernible expertise; she’s a massively rich proprietor of headrights (the inherited mineral rights to oil-rich Osage County) who understands the motives of the lascivious white males tumbling off the prepare on the town making an attempt to marry so-called “full-bloods”. 

Ernest might venture vulpine avarice (“I just love money!” he admits repeatedly) however Mollie would possibly as effectively fall for him as any of them; in any case, her sisters are all “blanket” wives to unscrupulous layabouts, and the disfranchisement of First Nation individuals is working on an industrial and epidemic scale. 

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