A modern fable set against the rugged backdrop of a Pacific Northwest logging community, this is the story of Lillian, a young woman newly returned to her hometown who becomes the subject of harassment by a man named Blackway, an ex-cop turned violent crimelord who operates with impunity in this small community on the edge of the wilderness. Forsaken by the local townspeople, advised by the Sheriff to leave town, Lillian decides instead to take a stand against her sociopathic stalker, and enlists the help of an ex-logger Lester and his laconic young sidekick Nate-the only two men in town brave enough, or crazy enough, to go with her, and go up against Blackway. Written by
Les (Sir Anthony Hopkins) carries a package of curtain rods, to appear as if he had a rifle. When Lee Harvey Oswald got into his friend's car, to ride to work, he had his rifle wrapped up. When asked what it was, he said "curtain rods". See more »
When Lester was shot in the back with the high-power hunting rifle he would have dropped dead in his tracks with a hole large enough to put your fist in. I have shot many big game and there is a huge hole where the bullet departs the chest cavity. See more »
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Written by Oless Pasichnyk, Steve Halfnights and Chris Waldner
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If you, just like me, can't get enough of bleak and gritty small-town dramas, this one might be for you. Blackway slowly builds momentum and although not as good as Blue Ruin (2013) - one of my favorite films in the genre - actually feels kind of similar in 'realness' and setup. Dialogue is quite sparse but complements the low-key grading of the scenes perfectly. I doubt this film will make any significant waves with the general public, but Anthony Hopkins performance is as solid as ever and the story is pretty believable. Over all good performances by the cast. I would recommend for anybody into drama and or revenge type films.
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