I’ll tell you right now: if you’ve passed up any of Taylor Sheridan’s films for any reason, you’d best set aside the weekend to check out Hell Or High Water, Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario or even Stefano Sollima’s sequel to that very film. Sheridan wrote those titles and even made his directorial debut a few years ago on Wind River which stands as one of the best, most-received neo-Westerns ever made.
Maleficent is the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty. A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom—and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well.