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For the Love of Film...

Welcome to my review website. I love movies, and here’s the place I talk about them. You’ll find my ratings, on a scale of zero to five stars, in all of my posts. For each film, I’ve written either a full critique, which is a longer piece; a compact review, which is usually just a paragraph; or a quick take, which is only a sentence or two. I also post articles about the world of cinema on my film blog.

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Winter’s Bone

Winter’s Bone

This gritty tale of rural criminality tells the tale of a young woman struggling to keep her dirt-poor family alive and together. A Best Pic entry, the film also merited Oscar nods for star Jennifer Lawrence and supporter John Hawkes, as well as for its adapted screenplay. The story feels true and is sometimes difficult to watch, but it ultimately satisfies.

***½ (out of *****)

©2018 David R. George III


2010 • 1 HOUR, 40 MINUTES
ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS • ANONYMOUS CONTENT • WINTER’S BONE PRODUCTIONS

STARRING
• 
JENNIFER LAWRENCEJOHN HAWKES

ALSO STARRING
• 
KEVIN BREZNAHANDALE DICKEYGARRET DILLAHUNTSHERYL LEETATE TAYLOR

WRITTEN BY
• 
DEBRA GRANIK AND ANNE ROSELLINI (ADAPTED FOR THE SCREEN)
• 
DANIEL WOODRELL (BASED ON THE BOOK)

DIRECTED BY
• 
DEBRA GRANIK

2010 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS (4)
• BEST PICTURE (LOST TO
THE KING’S SPEECH)
• BEST ACTRESS: JENNIFER LAWRENCE (LOST TO
NATALIE PORTMAN FOR BLACK SWAN)
• BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: JOHN HAWKES (LOST TO
CHRISTIAN BALE FOR THE FIGHTER)
• BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY (LOST TO
THE SOCIAL NETWORK)

Catfish

Catfish

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