Takes place in the days before Christmas near a little-known border crossing on the Mohawk reservation between New York State and Quebec. Here, the lure of fast money from smuggling ... See full summary »
A story about a troubled boy growing up in England, set in 1983. He comes across a few skinheads on his way home from school, after a fight. They become his new best friends even like family. Based on experiences of director Shane Meadows.
Takes place in the days before Christmas near a little-known border crossing on the Mohawk reservation between New York State and Quebec. Here, the lure of fast money from smuggling presents a daily challenge to single moms who would otherwise be earning minimum wage. Two women - one white, one Mohawk, both single mothers faced with desperate circumstances - are drawn into the world of border smuggling across the frozen water of the St. Lawrence River. Ray and Lila - and a New York State Trooper as opponent in an evolving cat-and-mouse game. Written by
At the beginning of the film, when the truck arrives, there is clearly no snow on the road surface. When the boy throws his snowball, there are traces beneath the truck of previous snowballs (previous takes). Then, when the truck leaves, there is again no snow. See more »
One of those "indie" films that receives a multitude of accolades and great reviews from the taste-makers but fails to deliver. The 4 votes I gave were solely for Melissa Leo's performance which prevented me from pressing the "open" button on the remote. I don't even have much to say about the story but it felt like I was experiencing events in real time. I have to write another few lines in order to get my comments submitted. I just want to warn all those people who are in the DVD shop or online and see DVD covers with lots of great reviews and prizes from obscure and not such obscure Film Festivals that these are not always great indicators of a good movie. I just watched "Crank 2". It wasn't nominated for the Sundance Film Festival but it was the best hour and a half of entertainment I could have wished for.
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