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John Hawkes

Lincoln (2012)

There's so much in Lincoln that director Steven Spielberg gets so right, easily, that it's hard by the time the end credits roll to weigh it all up and realise that you've just watched little more than a two and a half hour History Channel…

The Sessions (2012)

When you put the words 'sex', 'drama' and 'comedy'  together, the last thing you would probably expect is a true-life story about a severely disabled man trying to pop his cherry.  Not only that, you don't expect them to make their tale…

Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)

Martha Marcy May Marlene is a film of dramatically heightened senses, perceiving touch, sight and hearing with the anxious curiosity of a newborn. Martha's (Elizabeth Olsen) years spent in a cult, fathered by the seemingly innocuous Patrick…

Winter’s Bone (2010)

When you see a movie like Winter’s Bone the first thing you want to do is spread the word to others about it. It hasn’t become one of my instant favourites and it won’t be one to easily recommend to everyone but it’s one of those films that…

Winter’s Bone (2010)

From the Ozarks comes the story of Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence), a tough seventeen-year-old girl looking for her missing father amidst an impoverished community, in a grey cloud-covered landscape littered with debris and garbage and…