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'Winter in the Blood' a tale of losses, including the audience
'Winter in the Blood' a tale of losses, including the audience

Filmmakers Alex and Andrew Smith made their feature debut more than a decade ago with "The Slaughter Rule," the cast of which included a then-unknown Amy Adams and Ryan Gosling before he had become some sort of mythological being. The brothers' bio places them as having worked as screenwriters and teachers since then, which makes it even more unusual that their new "Winter in the Blood" feels boldly unburdened by many of the rules of structure and conventional storytelling that they have likely imparted to students. Or perhaps this is them allowing themselves to be free of the discipline they have developed elsewhere. Based on the novel by the late James Welch, a...

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