Gangster meets Western in Lawless, the true story of the freewheelin’ Bondurants brothers, bootlegging siblings taking the law into their own hands. This is the story of the rural hard-men that created the big city gangsters. Brazen and fearless, these young rebel brothers helped build the American Dream in this exuberant tale of what was to become crime’s first major gold rush.
The youngest brother, Jack, fancies himself the next Al Capone; he dreams of sharp suits, guns, girls and fast cars, no matter the cost. Ambitious and impulsive, he takes the family’s small-scale moonshining operation to the big leagues, to impress the gorgeous but off-limits Amish girl, Bertha. The middle brother, Howard, is the brawling muscle – loyal but reckless – never one to turn down a taste of white lightning. And eldest brother, Forrest, reluctantly accepts the changing times with grace and grit, leading the family with strength of character and silent determination against the beginnings of corporate greed. An enigmatic and stunning Maggie comes to town with a hidden past, igniting his passion and almost saving him in the process. As the Bondurants’ legend grows, so too does the danger, and it’s not long before the brothers must face the consequences of their transgressions, or rewrite the myth and the law themselves. —ComingSoon.net
John Hillcoat (born 1961) is an Australian screenwriter and film director. Hillcoat was born in Queensland, Australia, and was raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. As a child, his paintings were featured in the Art Gallery of Hamilton. He has repeatedly worked with Nick Cave and also the band Depeche Mode. His film The Road, based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy, premiered at the 2009 Toronto Film Festival, and was released in the U.S. in November 2009. —Wikipedia
Jessica Chastain dovrebbe essere inserita tra i "patrimoni dell'umanità". Questo è il primo pensiero che viene in mente dopo aver visto questo film.Anche perchè per il resto non propone granchè .Mette tanta carne sul fuoco ma la gestisce male,i personaggi sono poco credibili (Hardy è abbastanza fastidioso) e il finale è ridicolo e fin troppo buonista (parlando di criminali....).Menomale che c'è Jessica.3*
Piacevole. Con un bel cast (organizzato malissimo, davvero poco lo spazio riservato a Gary Oldman, per esempio), impreziosito da una Jessica Chastain bella come la notte. Qualche problema di sceneggiatura, che sembra voler partire in mille direzioni, e una pulizia eccessiva del quadro e degli attori (tutti troppo belli e puliti per risultare credibili), ma è un film che si segue con piacere. *** e 1/2
New films from past Palme d’Or winners Cristian Mungiu and Michael Haneke are among the latest to screen at Cannes.
On the opening day of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival: a poster round-up of the films in competition.
Cronenberg, Resnais, Carax, Hong, Kiarostami, Reygadas, Wakamatsu, Miike…
Oh, Shia LaBeouf, how hard you try to sink this movie. It’s a tremendous effort and there were, at times, real concerns that you’d be able to pull it off. Not the least of which is the unbearable… read review
Lawless is an articulate and powerful film that lives and breathes in the specificity of performance, burns bright in the living and dying of personal ambition and the collateral damages in its name… read review
Un regista australiano emergente, un cast di tutto rispetto, una storia di moonshiners (i distillatori clandestini di whiskey durante il Proibizionismo) ambientata in un’America profondamente – e stolidamente… read review