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Thursday, May 3 2012

Hot Stuff: The 2012 PopMatters Summer Movie Preview (August)

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.


Sunday, November 25 2012

'Lawless': A Family with a Moonshine Bloodline

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.

Wednesday, August 29 2012

'Lawless': Guy Pearce Without Eyebrows

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

Friday, June 1 2012

Cannes 2012: 'Mud' + 'Lawless'

Similarities between US films in competition at Cannes in 2012 are striking: they all take on popular genres, bestselling and award-winning American books, and American regions.


Thursday, August 30 2012

'Lawless' Gets Lost Among the Precise Period Detail

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

Monday, May 21 2012

Cannes 2012: Day 4 - 'Lawless' + 'Antiviral' + 'La noche de enfrente'

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.


Wednesday, August 29 2012

Nick Cave’s violent streak continues in his ‘Lawless’ screenplay

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

Thursday, May 24 2012

Cannes 2012: Tom Hardy’s sliding into stardom with ‘Lawless’

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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