Gloomy Australian-born rocker Nick Cave wrote this gritty Aussie Western starring Guy Pearce, Danny Huston, Emily Watson, John Hurt and Ray Winstone. Pearce plays one of three notoriously savage outlaw brothers terrorizing the Outback around the turn of the century. Captured by a local lawman, he is given the titular "proposition": Hunt down and kill your oldest brother and you win amnesty. Freely mixing Peckinpah's outrageous bloodshed with Pinter's rough poetry, The Proposition occasional veers into self-conscious mythologizing (not to mention "Deadwood"-esque dialogue). But, if you can get into its dust-and-death-filled mindset, it's a hell of a ride. 104 minutes R.