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  • The Killers

    Robert Siodmak's atmospheric 1946 rendition of Ernest Hemingway's classic short story proved a success for the young Burt Lancaster, playing an ex-fighter who double-crosses the fixers and ends up the target of reprisal. more...
  • Killing Them Softly (R)

    Producer Brad Pitt and writer-director Andrew Dominik team up again after their critically acclaimed The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007), switching genres from western to crime—their source material is George V. Higgins's 1974 novel Cogan's Trade—but focusing again on the talk of hardened men. more...
  • Killer Joe (NC-17)

    William Friedkin directed this adaptation of Tracy Letts's play about a sadistic Dallas cop (Matthew McConaughey) who moonlights as a hit man. When he's hired by a trailer-park burnout (Emile Hirsch) who can’t pay the fee, the cop takes the client's younger sister (Juno Temple) as a "retainer." more...
  • The Killer Inside Me (R)

    Shape-shifting British director Michael Winterbottom—whose filmography ranges from rock comedy (24 Hour Party People) to harsh social drama (In This World) to literary postmodernism (Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story) to sexual rhapsody (9 Songs)—takes on the uniquely searching and sinister pulp fiction of Jim Thompson. more...
  • The Killing

    Arguably Stanley Kubrick's most perfectly conceived and executed film, this 1956 noirish thriller utilizes an intricate overlapping time structure to depict the planning and execution of a plot to steal $2 million from a racetrack. more...