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Link to our thread on Winter's Bone. Debra Granik's new film is a nominee for our A&F Ecumenical Jury, and it's also one of the best films I've seen in 2018. From my 5-star review: I think Victor Morton mentioned somewhere that the significance of this film is in what it doesn't do--no flashbacks, no unnecessary exposition, no big bad villains or secrets about abuse. It's profoundly simple; it's just two good people trying to figure out how to make their way in the world. And being from Portland, OR, I loved that they filmed on location--it was beautiful to see Will and Tom emerge from Forest Park and walk across the St Johns bridge or ride the Portland aerial tram up to OHSU, journeys I've made myself with my own kids. In its Oregon setting and its off-the-grid narrative, there are obvious comparisons to Captain Fantastic. But I found this film to be so much more interesting and profound, the journey much more internally and emotionally complex.