Wednesday 8.30pm, Movie One (MA15+) ★★★★
One small movie, at least two unforgettable characters and, for the viewer, a free pass into the culture of the Missouri backwoods, where family secrets fester and a definitive social structure emerges. Jennifer Lawrence was nominated for an Academy Award for her role as Ree, a young woman in search of her father so she can keep the other fragments of her family together. Among the characters she must face is the Teardrop (John Hawkes). Debra Granik’s film shone out from last’s year usual dross.