| Jul 8, 2013
| 1:11 PM
In an ambitious, well-acted drama that combines three stories - using Schenectady, N.Y, as the backdrop - director and co-writer Derek Cianfrance reteams with his "Blue Valentine" star Ryan Gosling, who plays a motorcycle stunt rider bent on robbery to...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 6:45 AM
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...
| May 13, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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| May 16, 2013
For bracing proof that a) Michael Shannon can portray the coldest of killers, while b) complicating and enlivening a potentially monochromatic slab of nastiness, check out Shannon as Richard Kuklinski in director and co-writer Ariel Vromen's "The Iceman."...
| May 11, 2013
| 7:37 AM
"The Iceman" — directed by Ariel Vroman from a script he cowrote with Morgan Land — is based on the life of Richard Kuklinski, a hired killer who is believed to have murdered more people than any number of serial killers. In a 1992 HBO special...
| May 2, 2013
| 4:58 PM
Michael Shannon has basically rewritten the book on how to portray dark, volatile men in film with his unerring way of channeling rage and repression. It was never more chilling, or more fully realized, than his turn as a family man both paralyzed and...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Raccoons - we're not kidding - advance the friction in a marriage already on the rocks in this darkly humorous tale.
Tobey Maguire and Elizabeth Banks play the couple whose relationship is frayed when the animals invade their backyard, expectedly...
| Apr 4, 2013
In director Derek Cianfrance's previous feature, "Blue Valentine," pretension found itself in a stern deadlock with dramatic honesty. Thanks to the performance of Michelle Williams, opposite the flashier, more contrived flourishes of Ryan Gosling, the...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 9:32 AM
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...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 3:21 PM
In “Killing Them Softly,” Aussie director Andrew Dominik — who made the much praised 2007 Western “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” — takes on yet another classic American genre, the mob film....
| Nov 29, 2012
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“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...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 2:11 PM
Actor Dennis Haysbert doesn't visit South Florida often, but when he does, he likes to make time for a round of golf. "Give me grass with a flag sticking out, and I'm happy." Known for his roles on "24" and "The Unit," Haysbert will appear Thursday at...