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Sunday, January 13 2013

Films Facing Reality in 2012

The only movie of 2012 that makes a strong case for America being a cohesive social body with moral purpose binding it together is Lincoln. For those keeping track, that film is set 147 years ago.

Tuesday, September 4 2012

The 2012 PopMatters Fall Film Preview - Part 2: October

We get closer to the true cream of the cinematic crop, with some mandated seasonal horror thrown in for 31st consideration. Highlights include the Wachowskis/Tykwer epic Cloud Atlas and Ben Affleck's Argo.


Sunday, March 24 2013

A Loud, Clear Voice Comes Through in 'Killing Them Softly'

Bravo to Brad Pitt and Andrew Dominik for making a film that no one likes. Really.

Thursday, November 29 2012

'Killing Them Softly': Brad Pitt as Another Smart Guy

Jackie Cogan (Brad Pitt) understands his fate in a way that the other smart guys don't quite, an understanding that makes him seem somehow smarter.

Tuesday, May 22 2012

Cannes 2012: 'The Angels' Share' + 'Killing Them Softly'

Much like Ken Loach's The Angels' Share, Andrew Dominik's Killing Them Softly features scatterbrained thieves and clever fast-paced dialogue.


Wednesday, December 5 2012

Killing Them Softly: An Interview with Andrew Dominik

Andrew Dominik shows a penchant for depicting the lives of criminals whose fame was essential to who they were as human beings.

Monday, December 3 2012

"F" Marks the Flop

Brad Pitt's latest earns one of the lowest ratings ever from audience polling service Cinemascore. So what does it mean?

Thursday, November 29 2012

'Killing Them Softly?' More Like Talking Them to Death

This is a movie that literally explains everything, which walks us through every minor detail of life on the wrong side of the law... and none of it is very entertaining or interesting.

Thursday, May 24 2012

Cannes 2012: Day 7 - 'Killing Them Softly' + 'Holy Motors'

Cannes rolls along with Andrew Dominik’s anticipated return, Killing Them Softly, and Holy Motors, the first film from Leo Carax in 13 years.

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