There is no foreplay here. This thing unzips itself and goes in right dry. There is no stumbling, grumbling figure that appears as no threat. It begins with a bang.
The opening credits make it almost feel like you are about to watch a documentary. The let down happens after when it shows Brad Pitt and generic family unit.
There is a part of me that wants to write a two sentence review for this movie: "Killing Them Softly is fantastic! Go see it." Leave it at that. My reasoning? The things that make this movie so engaging, so unique, and so fascinating, could almost sound too off-putting or esoteric in a film review.
The blogosphere runs amok every time a pop culture event hits, big or small, allowing people to debate the pros and cons of anything and everything. This week's Oscar nominations are no different: an event tailor made for master debaters of pop culture.
The best director race this year has become much closer now that Tom Hooper from The King's Speech scooped up the Director's Guild Award – a common indicator of the Best Directing Oscar winner. There are some pundits who still believe The Social Network's David Fincher is the man to beat come February 27th.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is based around a love story, a true love story about compassion, companionship and loyalty. There is no room for regrets. Things happen and you deal with them as they come.