New Brad Pitt Film: An Instant Classic?

The Telegraph gushes: ‘Andrew Dominik’s outstanding “Killing Them Softly” has the rigor and poise of the great American crime pictures of the 1970s. It is a loose adaptation of George V. Higgins’ 1974 crime novel “Cogan’s Trade,” relocated from Boston to New Orleans, 2008, a city bludgeoned by Hurricane Katrina and sucker-punched by the Great Recession. In almost every scene, televisions blare with Obama’s Presidential campaign promises, but the story that unfolds gives the lie to his hopeful rhetoric.’

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