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Sam Shepard

Cold in July (2014)

It’s all well and good throwing a whole shopping list of ideas into the basket but there comes a point where a little bit of focus is needed. Jim Mickle’s rush to stuff Cold in July full of different genre approaches, while admirable in…

Cold In July (2014)

If Jim Mickle and Nick Damici continue to work together for the rest of their days then I, for one, won't be complaining. From Mulberry Street to Stake Land to their remake of We Are What We Are (the only one I have yet to see, despite the…

August: Osage County (2013)

Directed by John Wells, and based on a play by Tracy Letts (who also wrote the screenplay for this adaptation), August: Osage County is a showcase for actors, and don't some of them like to remind you of that fact. There's some good stuff…

Out Of The Furnace (2013)

There's an okay script here, decent enough direction from Scott Cooper, and some great performances from all of the main cast members, but Out Of The Furnace just can't do enough to make it feel like anything other than a gender-flipped…

Killing Them Softly (2012)

Sleazy crooks at work, and in conversation Rumour has it that George V. Higgins, whose 1974 novel Cogan's Trade Andrew Dominik's new movie Killing Them Softly is based on, is a master of lowlife criminals' disreputable doings and salty…

Days of Heaven (1978)

Another classic digitally remastered for the big screen, Terrence Malick’s Days of Heaven is visually magnificent in large scale, the painterly cinematography a joy to behold. The landscape images that dominate the film, along with the…