Review: 'Low Down' a raw, wonderfully acted story of jazz, heroin, a father and a daughter

November 7, 2014 2:05 PM

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It'll be a chilly day in hell before John Hawkes gets an Oscar nomination for his work in the cinematic memoir "Low Down," given the focus on Michael Keaton for "Birdman" and Benedict Cumberbatch for "The Imitation Game" and so on.

So be it. "Low Down" is small, with virtually no marketing behind it. It's also very good. Hawkes breaks your heart as a man struggling with addiction and disappointment. The actor, who first came to wide attention in "Winter's Bone," has so many sure-sighted ways of bringing a flawed character to t...

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