'Child of God' Movie Review

July 31, 2014 7:03 PM

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For some reason, James Franco keeps getting pissed on by the media for doing too much: acting, writing, directing, producing, teaching and taking classes for his Ph.D. I mean, why isn't this dude out partying with Lindsay Lohan and starting his own fashion line? Instead, Franco exercises his literary bent by starring on Broadway in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men and making films of the William Faulkner novels As I Lay Dying and The Sound and the Fury.

The Franco film opening right now is Child of God, an adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's 1973 novel that Franco directed from a script he wrote with Vince Jolivette and in which he plays a small role. It's rough material. The film's protagonist is Lester Ballard, played by Scott Haze in a performance t...

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