HBO's Boardwalk Empire episode 2 was awful. The first episode was surprisingly good except for the way women's semi-naked to a naked dead body were treated visually but their stock has dropped. Because there is nothing on I may have to tune back in but really not interested.
What was very good but very hard to deal with was Winter's Bones. The violence was hard to deal with as was the abject poverty, the lack of any quality of life, stark but sometimes beautiful imagery, such an unusual film where everyone told me the ending would surprise me. It did but not the way people had suggested to me. I found a lot about this film surprising and unusual including the young lead who is very promising. I hope she, Jennifer Lawrence, gets an Oscar nomination for her role. The supporting cast was excellent as well and I won't forget them anytime soon.
Some of the gaunt druggies reminded me of some of the East Village characters you see roaming the streets and visiting the chess boards of Tompkins Square Park. But in this film you get to see a bit of how drug addiction and dealing impact the families.
The movie is not uplifting and mostly depressing but you can't feel depressed because the lead, a young woman or a girl on the verge of womanhood is such a survivor. She reminded me of Lisbeth in the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Triology but of course this gal is not techno-saavy.
Great film but not for the weak of heart.