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  • Odds Against Tomorrow

    This ambitious but mainly unsuccessful 1959 black-and-white heist thriller—a loose adaptation of a John P. McGivern novel, credited to John O. Killens and Nelson Gidding but written by the blacklisted Abraham Polonsky—founders on allegorical positioning, although the location photography of Manhattan and upstate New York has its moments. more...
  • Out of the Furnace
  • Out of the Furnace (R)

    Scott Cooper's Crazy Heart (2009) was the ticket to an Oscar for Jeff Bridges, and after four years the writer-director follows it with another actors' showcase, getting potent work from Casey Affleck and Christian Bale as loving brothers on divergent paths in working-class Pittsburgh. more...
  • Outrage (R)

    Like some of Jean-Pierre Melville’s late works (Le Samourai, Le Cercle Rouge), Takeshi Kitano’s 2010 feature pares down the crime film to a repetition of favorite motifs: the story is something of a reductio ad absurdum of the yakuza flick, with one honor killing leading to another and so on, until nearly all the main characters are dead. more...