Shawn Ashmore

'Hollow in the Land' has a winning similarity to 'Winter's Bone'

'Hollow in the Land' has a winning similarity to 'Winter's Bone'

Writer-director Scooter Corkle’s feature debut “Hollow in the Land” is an earthy Canadian small-town thriller that recalls Debra Granik’s “Winter’s Bone” — a movie more filmmakers should emulate. Corkle’s film isn’t as assured, but it’s a well-told story, with a strong sense of place.

“Glee” favorite Dianna Agron stars as Alison Miller, a factory worker and stubborn iconoclast, who shrugs off her neighbors’ disdain for her homosexuality, her imprisoned father and her wayward teen brother Brandon (played by Jared Abrahamson). When an old Miller family nemesis turns up dead, Alison launches her own investigation into what happened, pitting her against the powerful elites and...

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