Wes Bentley

Dirty deeds done too chicly.
this neutered re-telling feels evasive at best, actively dishonest at worst
Words for the dying resurrect fallen stars
Starring a 'once-was’ and a 'could-have-been’, debutant-writer/director Geoffrey Haley’s The Last Word is the sort of low-budget passion-project that has populated the independent film scene and filled gaps on Blockbuster rental shelves for...
With The Claim, Michael Winterbottom has transported Thomas Hardy’s 'The Mayor of Casterbridge" from Wessex to the pioneer trail of 1869 California.
The revamping of classic literature is becoming an increasing trend. Rarely though, does a director alter the story whilst retaining its original era. With The Claim, Michael Winterbottom has transported Thomas Hardy’s 'The Mayor of Casterbridge"...
An epic drama that never takes its eye off the human elements.
Transposing 19th century Wessex to the goldrush years of America's Sierra Nevada Winterbottom and his screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce have loosely adapted Thomas Hardy's The Mayor of Casterbridge. Their tragic hero is Dillon, Peter Mullan a man...

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