Lawless (2012) is the latest film collaboration between director John Hillacoat and screen play writer/musician Nick Cave. It has all the makings of a great film: violence, prohibition era bootleggers, Hillacoat, and Cave. For some reason I didn't enjoy as much as I thought I would, perhaps because I am not a huge fan of Tom Hardy or Shia LaBeouf, who are the principal actors in the film. Guy Pearce's malevolent portrayal of Charlie Grimes was oddly affecting and somewhat of a distraction. I didn't think the romance between Hardy and Jessica Chastain was earned either. My favorite aspect of the film was the score by Cave and Warren Eliis that has a great bluegrass version of the Velvet Underground's classic "White Light, White Heat."