John Hillcoat is a skilled but sometimes overtly pretentious director (The Proposition, Lawless) who really needed a good B script to reign him in. Matt Cook’s Triple 9 gives him exactly that, a pared-down noir thriller which sets cops and robbers against each other in downtown Atlanta. 77 more words
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The Man: Do you ever wish you would die?
Old Man: No. It’s foolish to ask for luxuries in times like these.
Starring: Viggo Mortensen as the Man, Charlize Theron as the Woman, Kodi Smit-McPhee as Boy, Guy Pearce as the Veteran and Robert Duvall as the Old Man, dir. 17 more words
I want you to put away everything you’ve thought about modern crime movies since about 1970. In fact, I want you to cast your mind back to before the Hays Code forever applied a moral valence to cinema, and I want you to think about the classic crime films of the 1930s and very early 1940s. 645 more words