LAWLESS is a couple weeks old now, but it’s still way worth talking about. It’s not to be confused with FLAWLESS, the Philip-Seymour-Hoffman-in-a-dress movie, nor is it to be confused with the upcoming DREDD movie, which as we all know is guaranteed to have a surplus of law.
Here’s what I said about LAWLESS before I saw it…
WETTEST COUNTY was on my list of 50 most eagerly-awaited movies of the year. But it’s not called that anymore, though. Now it goes by the handle LAWLESS, a much more generic title which sounds a little cooler after knowing it was generously bestowed upon the movie by none other than Terrence Malick. Whatever it’s called, it’s a John Hillcoat movie, which after THE PROPOSITION and The ROAD, promises good things. I’m definitely getting a less-artsy, more-mainstream PUBLIC ENEMIES vibe from the new trailer, but that doesn’t strike me personally as a deterrent.
Check out the trailer, it made LAWLESS travel that much higher on my want-to-see-now meter:
Now, to read what I had to say about LAWLESS after seeing it (spoiler warning: it’s a lot of very nice things), you’ll have to click over to Daily Grindhouse:
And make damn sure you check out that soundtrack: