Hot Stuff: The 2012 PopMatters Summer Movie Preview (August) | 3 May 2012 // 6:00 PM

Bourne and a bunch of ancient action movie icons wrap up the annual popcorn movie march, not with a whimper, but (hopefully) with a box office bang.


'Lawless': A Family with a Moonshine Bloodline | 25 Nov 2012 // 5:15 PM

This story is, in many ways, a classic American tale: a Mom-and-Pop operation fights enterprising Big City interlopers. By honing in on one such family business, we get a Western-gangster film hybrid that is tough, tender and telling -- and set to one helluva soundtrack.

'Lawless': Guy Pearce Without Eyebrows | 29 Aug 2012 // 1:15 AM

Charlie Rakes veers from not-very-repressed homosexual to omni-predator.


'Lawless' Gets Lost Among the Precise Period Detail | 30 Aug 2012 // 11:40 PM

Sure, the period looks perfect. Too bad the rest of Lawless is so flawed.

Cannes 2012: Day 4 - 'Lawless' + 'Antiviral' + 'La noche de enfrente' | 21 May 2012 // 4:00 AM

Cannes continues with John Hillcoat's Depression-era Lawless, first time director Brandon Cronenberg's Antiviral, and a special screening of legendary Chilean director Raoul Ruiz's La noche de enfrente.


Nick Cave’s violent streak continues in his ‘Lawless’ screenplay | 29 Aug 2012 // 1:35 AM

LOS ANGELES — Bursting with violence and laced with period atmosphere, the Depression-era tale “Lawless” opening Wednesday centers on three adult brothers known as the Bondurants

Cannes 2012: Tom Hardy’s sliding into stardom with ‘Lawless’ | 24 May 2012 // 1:35 AM

CANNES, France — Consider Heath Ledger’s Joker. If you conduct a Twitter hash tag search using the phrase #reallytoughacttofollow, by rights Ledger’s performance in “

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Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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