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Killing Them Softly (movie)

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  • James Gandolfini's surprising film career

    James Gandolfini's surprising film career
    Though he'll forever be known as Carmella's husband, Junior's nephew and a thorn in the side of every two-bit stoodge who tried to cross him, James Gandolfini had a pretty robust acting career outside his Tony Soprano role, particularly in film. The...
  • James Gandolfini dies: A last interview with Tony Soprano

    James Gandolfini dies: A last interview with Tony Soprano
    James Gandolfini described himself as a “300-lb. Woody Allen," when I met him at the end of November, just about six months before he passed away at 51 from a heart attack while on vacation in Italy. Appearing a lot more vulnerable than his heft...
  • 'Killing Them Softly'

    It's not very smart to steal from mobsters, as the protagonists of this gritty tale appear destined to learn the hard way. Brad Pitt reunites with Andrew Dominik, his writer and director on "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,"...
  • James Gandolfini's 'Not Fade Away' performance honors late father

    James Gandolfini's 'Not Fade Away' performance honors late father
    Daytime at the Roxy nightclub on Sunset Boulevard is like being on a Disneyland ride when the lights go on and the carefully constructed illusion is exposed. It's the slightly surreal setting for James Gandolfini to talk about his recent collaboration...
  • Brad Pitt's 'Killing Them Softly' deals with the financial difficulties of contract killers ★★★

    Brad Pitt's 'Killing Them Softly' deals with the financial difficulties of contract killers ★★★
    In an ugly economy, murder becomes the last beautiful act. That's the state of the nation in "Killing Them Softly," a harsh and stimulating black comedy set in the recent past, starring Brad Pitt as a hit man hired to eliminate, in his own inimitable...
  • Brad Pitt's 'Killing Them Softly' poised for soft box office debut

    Brad Pitt's latest movie "Killing Them Softly" won't make a killing at the box office this weekend. Rather, the violent dark comedy will debut softly with about $10 million domestically, according to those who have seen pre-release audience surveys. The...
  • Brad Pitt's 'Killing Them Softly' gets slaughtered by holdovers

    Brad Pitt's 'Killing Them Softly' gets slaughtered by holdovers
    Brad Pitt's "Killing Them Softly" barely had a pulse at the box office this weekend. Not only did the crime flick debut with a weak $7 million, according to an estimate from distributor The Weinstein Co., but audiences hated it. Those who saw the film...
  • Reel Critics: 'Softly' could be harder

    Reel Critics: 'Softly' could be harder
    Writer-director Andrew Dominik created a hard-boiled gangster movie in "Killing Them Softly." It owes much to the work of the Coen Brothers and Quentin Tarantino. It's filled with constant tension offset by the sort of cerebral dialogue and strange...
  • 'Killing Them Softly' review: A crime saga with personality plus

    'Killing Them Softly' review: A crime saga with personality plus
    ***1/2 (out of four) “Killing Them Softly,” writer-director Andrew Dominik’s follow-up to 2007’s vastly under-seen “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,” does include traditional criminal...
  • Cannes 2012: Brad Pitt's 'Killing Them Softly': Anti-capitalist screed?

     
    Brad Pitt's "Killing Them Softly," directed by Andrew Dominik, has anti-capitalist themes. It premiered at the Cannes Film Festival....
  • Navigating Cannes screenings a tricky task

    Navigating Cannes screenings a tricky task
    CANNES, France — Here’s why the world’s greatest film festival, the one on the Cote d’Azur, means something, and to some filmmakers means everything — even if a lot of the surrounding movies are lame. The other evening at...