No gangster film would be complete without an ample amount of macho bravado. Stare downs and threats are every bit as important as actual bloodletting. One precedes the other. A well worded ultimatum can properly foreshadow a pivotal event, thus keeping the audience both expectant and on edge. It’s like the press conference before the title bout. The challengers have to ramp up the tension and sell the event. That way, they get the audience blood pumping long before the actual fireworks ever start. It’s all about facilitating the necessary catharsis. A new clip from Lawless shows the film to have the necessary tools to do so.