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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Kill the Irishman (R)

    Jonathan Hensleigh directed this story of a Cleveland gangster (Ray Stevenson) engaged in a power struggle with the Mafia. more...
  • A King in New York (R)

    This is one of the few Chaplin films that needs a defense: for many people, it's mawkish and shapeless, yet that same mawkishness and shapelessness are also signs of freedom and directness, qualities that recall the wonderfully casual Chaplin of the early Keystone shorts. more...
  • The Killer (R)

    A lot of claims have been made for this campy bloodbath concerto (1989) by Hong Kong director John Woo, and I must admit that he's even better than Brian De Palma at delivering emotional and visceral excess with staccato relentlessness. more...