director: Andrew Dominik

Killing Them Softly

November 30, 2012
I find the title of this film to be ironic. There is no soft killing in this movie, only flat out graphic killing with blood spurting and flying. One scene features a man being beaten up and the blood literally pours from his mouth and nose, he coughs up blood, and then vomits to boot. He vomits on [...]

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

October 19, 2007
Brad Pitt surprised me with his performance. He not only played the laughing, gregarious Jesse James very well, but he turned his blue eyes into a steely, cold glare when his dark side took over and he was quite believeable in the role. He gives a nuanced performance. In fact, the acting was solid [...]