Out of the Furnace … and into the darkness

Review of Out of the Furnace, Directed by Scott CooperOne of film’s most compelling attributes is that it has the capacity to take us to new worlds—the fantastic, dystopian, historical, and the like. In this area, what seems at first to be a weakness of Out of the Furnace, the sophomore directing effort from Scott Cooper, turns out to be its greatest strength. With its mundane setting in small-town Appalachia, this simple film tells a surprisingly dark story with tender care.Out of the Fu … [Read more...]