Daily Archives: September 8, 2012

Cinema Review – “Lawless”

Cinema: Movies at the Falls, Miami, FL
In Brief: Violent, yet tender, period film that makes the Prohibition era and Bootlegging come alive.

Well made (by Director John Hillcoat and Writer Nick Cave) look at the machinations to exploit the Prohibition Amendment by Franklyn County, VA Bootleggers.

Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy and Jason Clarke are very solid as the real life Bonderant brothers. Guy Pierce plays one of the baddest, bad guys I can recall.

Marijuana and drug prohibition have given screenwriters much material over many years for their scripts. This story about alcohol prohibition and the organized corruption resulting from stupid laws reminds me that we, as a society, are basically unable to learn from history….

…and so it goes…