Ben Foster stars in this superb drama by Debra Granik (Winter’s Bone), as a traumatized war vet living off the grid with his 13-year-old daughter.
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue
Jennifer Lawrence is ineffectual in director Mark Tonderai’s dull thriller
Marideth Sisco, whose voice makes for one of the movie’s most memorable scenes, brings her band to Lincoln Hall on Wednesday.
Debra Granik’s new drama, Winter’s Bone, is part suspense movie, part ethnography, and the two are closely linked: without its persuasive landscape of an Ozarks mountain community in the 21st century, it wouldn’t be nearly as tense. It’s the subject of this week’s long review.
In Debra Granik’s Winter’s Bone, traditional and modern America intersect in the ugliest way.
Filmmaker Debra Granik appears at the Gene Siskel Film Center on Saturday to screen her Sundance award-winner Winter’s Bone.