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10.26.2010 | | Posted at 08:56 AM

One of the Year’s Best on Blu-ray

By David Luhrssen
A wintry, bleak and impoverished stretch of the Ozarks is the setting for the darkly compelling drama Winter�s Bone. In a Southern gothic worthy of Flannery O�Connor, a teenage girl, Ree (Jennifer Lawrence), is determined to keep her family from �being put out in the field like dogs.� Their cabin and land are about to be seized after Ree�s ne�er-do-well pa, the crank dealer Jessup, jumped bail. ...