9.30PM, GO! ★★★
Don’t take this pulpy Prohibition-era affair too seriously, and you will have a fine old time indeed. There are good ol’ boys runnin’ moonshine down in Virginia. Cops are wanting a cut of the action, or to simply cut them up. Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy play the lead roles, a pair of rural booze traders who go to war against some nasty federal agents from the big smoke. Amid all the violence, and there is a stack of it, Guy Pearce steals the show as the most reprehensible screen villain of 2012. Another good collaboration from the team behind The Proposition, director John Hillcoat and screenwriter Nick Cave.