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Somewhere between the doomed romance of Badlands, the communal violence of Deliverance and the dysfunctional family drama of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre lurks the haunting spectre of Winter's Bone (2010, Artificial Eye, 15). Directed by Debra Granik, whose use of authentically barren locations in the Ozark mountains of Missouri pays chilly dividends, this adaptation of Daniel Woodrell's novel walks a thin line between downbeat rural realism and mythological gothic horror. It's a beautiful balancing act that invests even the most incidental scene (a round-the-table rendition of "Fair and Tender Ladies", for example) with a level of eerie threat that elevates the entire drama into the realms of the metaphysical, a matter of life and death.
At the heart of the film's otherworldly appeal is rising star Jennifer Lawrence, whose best actress nod was just one of four »
- Mark Kermode
By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Whether you are heading to this year’s Sundance Film Festival – which begins on Thursday in Park City, Utah – or following every happening from the comfort of your own home, it sounds like the Sundance Channel is ramping up its coverage to bring most of the fest to you.
For the first time in the channel’s history, Sundance Channel is officially setting up an on-site headquarters – located at 692 Main Street – which will play host to an all-access, multimedia experience for Sundance Film Festival patrons.
“All eyes are on the Sundance Film Festival every year, and no wonder: it’s a one-of-kind event on the film calendar, a place to get early indications of what’s next in our culture. We’re proud to share the Sundance name and it’s only fitting that we create an exciting media event on all of our »
- Sean O'Connell
2 items from 2011
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