26- Winter’s Bone [6.0]
An unflinching Ozark Mountain girl hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts down her drug-dealing father while trying to keep her family intact.
Though Winter’s Bone deals with film noir tropes, it isn’t apparent from the onset of the film. Set in the backwoods of Missouri, young Ree Dolly goes from trailer to trailer, attempting to find out where her missing father is. Along the way, she meets shady characters who will lead her askew, and receive violent threats and actions that fall along the lines of cinema’s classic detectives. The pace is languid, but Winter’s Bone is worth a viewing if not for Jennifer Lawrence’s subtle performance.