Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Killing Them Softly trailer; Andrew Dominik
The trailer for Killing Them Softly was released earlier this month. Starring Brad Pitt, Richard Jenkins, Ray Liotta, James Gandolfini, it's about time we had a really badass crime film come out. Killing Them Softly comes out on October 19th and is written and directed by Andrew Dominik. This will be interesting as Dominik's last film was what I consider an unsung classic from the 2000s, "The Assassination of Jesse James." It's not even about the fact that the film was underrated and under-appreciated. It was one of the greatest American films of the last decade and its stature shall only grow over time. Killing Them Softly is Dominik's third film and it's a bit of a change of pace from Jesse James. He's been around for 12 years now, but the lack of a real oeuvre kinda makes it hard to predict what an Andrew Dominik film is. He's still very much a filmmaker trying to make a name for himself. If he can churn another great film here, with only three films under his belt, he will be one of those filmmakers for me. Kinda like Steve McQueen who also has only directed two films so far. I'll see McQueen's "Twelve Years a Slave" on opening day because after just two films he's made his talent abundantly clear to me. With Dominik, this film would be the one that would put him over the top for me as a filmmaker. I'm excited to say the least.