Jan 29, 2013
A Tasty Read
For those captivated by historical crime novels like Caleb Carr 's ' The Alienist ', Matt Bondurant 's ' The Wettest County in the World ' is a grim but utterly engaging fable of bootlegging, revenge, and remorse that draws on his own kin.
Violent drama is a bloody sizzler
If you can accept the notion that Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf and Jason Clarke could be brothers during this century or any other, you might be able to immerse yourself in the artfully pulpy allure of Lawless, based on the true story of the bootlegging Bondurants.
Mark Kermode's DVD round-up
Australian-born film-maker John Hillcoat is an often underrated auteur whose arresting filmography spans the broiling prison rebellion of Ghostsa of the Civil Dead , through the rugged western terrain of The Proposition to the bleak apocalypse of The Road, the last beautifully adapted from Cormac McCarthy's famously "unfilmable novel".
Film School Rejects
Filmmaker of the Year: Megan Ellison
If you salivated over adult dramas and auteur filmmaking in 2012, you have a Hindu Goddess and a 26-year-old film school dropout to thank.