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Topic: John Hillcoat
Lawless movie review: ground-rattling acting in prohibition era thriller

Lawless movie review: ground-rattling acting in prohibition era thriller

Director John Hillcoat's terrifically acted prohibition era thriller, inspired by the real-life story of the Bondurant brothers, shows how the American dream starting to go wrong -- before it even existed.

The Road film review: harrowing journey flubbed at finishing line

The Road film review: harrowing journey flubbed at finishing line

Director John Hillcoat’s poignant post-apocalyptic father and son yarn The Road provides one helluva case study in last minute cinematic cock-ups. It is by and large an impressively made film. Over a couple of carefully constructed hours Hillcoat slowly ropes the audience into his patiently paced adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s novel about lonely vagabonds who […]