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The bleak poetry of "Winter's Bone."

Reviewed at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Screening in the U.S. dramatic competition at Sundance 2010, "Winter's Bone" brings to mind a number of prior Sundance highlights. Like "Frozen River," it depicts a woman driven to hard choices by hard circumstances; like "Brick," it sets a teen protagonist into a thoroughly modern set of problems that might be better described by the scenes and structures of classic film noir. Like director Debra Granik's previous...