The Drop review

For his English language debut, Bullhead director Michaël R. Roskam chose a screenplay by Dennis Lehane, based on Lehane’s own short story Animal Rescue. The Drop explores four central characters, all of whom are a wounded animal in one respect or another – and there’s an additional, literal wounded animal in the form of an abandoned puppy. This … Read more

Locke review

Ivan Locke is a practical and very pragmatic man, logical almost to a fault.

John Hillcoat Interview for Lawless

Storyboarding/Pre-visualisation. It’s certainly storyboarding as opposed to pre-visualisation, although storyboards are a form of pre-visualisation. What I do is work with the DP in rehearsal. When I rehearse with the actors. I love rehearsing, it’s weirdly the greatest weakness of the entire American film industry because they don’t have enough prep, they just throw money … Read more

Lawless Review

Recently retitled Lawless from The Wettest County in the World, the title it originally took from the source novel by Matt Bondurant, the latest from John Hillcoat and Nick Cave is a solidly told tale of moonshiners in depression-era Franklin County and is based on the real life (mis)adventures of the Bondurant brothers. Here played … Read more