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Movie Review: The Counselor

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Ridley Scott is one of those overrated directors who, every once in a while, puts together a hard-edged, lean little film that just delivers the goods. The Counselor, unfortunately, isn't one of those efforts.

Brad Pitt 'Gutted' By James Gandolfini's Death

Posted 06.20.2013 | Entertainment

Brad Pitt and James Gandolfini appeared in three films together: "True Romance," "The Mexican" and "Killing Them Softly." Pitt, in a statement release...

My James Gandolfini Story

Mike Ryan | Posted 08.19.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

It's embarrassing to admit when the death of a famous person -- basically, a stranger -- affects me emotionally. I can name them all right now: John Ritter, Tim Russert, Roger Ebert and, now, James Gandolfini.

Movie Violence: How Far Is Hollywood Willing to Go?

David Macaray | Posted 07.23.2013 | Entertainment
David Macaray

Given that the depiction of movie violence is inexorably evolving -- constantly seeking to shock audiences in new and more graphic ways -- what are we going to be watching 10 years from now?

5 Must-See Indie Films This Month

Leonard Maltin | Posted 05.28.2013 | Arts
Leonard Maltin

by Leonard Maltin As Hollywood seems to be unleashing some of its worst pop movies on an unsuspecting public this spring, there's no better time to s...

2012 in Film: Good Films You Probably Missed in Theaters

Scott Mendelson | Posted 12.27.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

And so begins my annual 'films of 2012' list round-up, where I try to do more than merely compile the '10 best and 10 worst' of the year. It's often just as much fun to talk about films somewhere in the middle, the underrated gems, the hidden gems, and the overrated would-be critical darlings.

ReThink Review: Killing Them Softly - Criminal Confidence

Jonathan Kim | Posted 02.03.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Killing Them Softly does a wonderful job of creating a realistic, lived-in world in the post-Katrina wreckage of New Orleans, without a lot of frills or even much music. While it is no fast-paced bulletfest, when the violence comes, it's scary, gory, and brutal, as it should be.

Brad Pitt's Big Mistake

Posted 12.02.2012 | Entertainment

Brad Pitt's latest movie, "Killing Them Softly," isn't exactly killing it at the box office. Directed by Andrew Dominik ("Chopper"), "Killing Them ...

Did These Critics Go Too Far?

The Huffington Post | Treye Green | Posted 12.01.2012 | Entertainment

From Rage Against the Machine to Alicia Keys' new album and Brad Pitt's new flick, the critics had a large amount of entertainment offerings to pick a...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Brad Pitt Makes Trouble On 'Dallas'

Posted 11.30.2012 | TV

This weekend, Brad Pitt stars as a professional enforcer in the crime drama "Killing Them Softly." But decades before he was wielding guns and toting ...

The Best Films About The Financial Crisis

AP | CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 01.30.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — "Killing Them Softly" is a stylish and violent dark comedy about low-level gangsters and thugs, set squarely within the U.S. econo...

Is Brad Pitt Headed For The Downside Of His Career?

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 01.28.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — The face is hardly wrinkled and the long blond locks appear unchanged, but Brad Pitt, who will turn 49 in December, is increasingly p...

The Word On Pitt's 'Killing Them Softly'

AP | CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 11.28.2012 | Entertainment

-- Writer-director Andrew Dominik's "Killing Them Softly" is an incredibly stylish genre exercise set in the world of mobsters, junkies and lowlifes,...

Movie Review: Killing Them Softly

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.28.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Now comes Killing Them Softly, which may be the best hard-boiled crime film since The Departed. Directed by Andrew Dominik, Killing Them Softly brings things back to the exceptionally mean streets of South Boston.

Review: Killing Them Softly

Scott Mendelson | Posted 01.27.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Andrew Dominik's Killing Them Softly has, from a conversational standpoint, one of the finest screenplays of the last few years. It is a relatively low-key crime drama, filled with crusty character actors doing chewy character turns.

Why Ray Liotta Has Never Watched One Of His Best Movies

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 11.27.2012 | Entertainment

I never would have guessed that Ray Liotta hasn't seen "Field of Dreams," in which he plays Shoeless Joe Jackson. It's true that some actors don't enj...

WATCH: America Is A Business For Brad Pitt

Posted 11.22.2012 | Entertainment

Don't let "Killing Them Softly" get lost in the throng of year-end prestige releases. The new film, from year-end specialists The Weinstein Company, i...

No Girls Allowed? On the Value of *Not* Arbitrarily Inserting Token Love Interests into Male-centric Genre Films

Scott Mendelson | Posted 12.12.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

By arbitrarily inserting token love interests into movies that neither require them nor benefit from them, you not only insult the actresses involved, but harm your own movie in the process.

LOOK: Brad Pitt's Newest Gets Stylish Poster

Posted 10.01.2012 | Entertainment

"Killing Them Softly," Brad Pitt's latest collaboration with director Andrew Dominik, is about more than just a low-rent mob hitman. The film, which T...

Joe Satran

The Secret Behind Those Trailers

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Satran | Posted 09.18.2012 | Entertainment

This past weekend, Paul Thomas Anderson's new movie "The Master" broke the record for the highest per-screen box office of any art house in history, b...

Brad Pitt's 'Killing Them Softly' Changes Release Date Again

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 09.12.2012 | Entertainment

For the second time in two months, Brad Pitt's "Killing Them Softly" is changing its release date. According to Deadline.com, TWC has shifted the film...

From 'The Master' To 'Django Unchained,' 57 Movies To Watch This Fall

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 08.27.2012 | Entertainment

If the end of summer has you down, there's some good news on the horizon: With fall comes the release of many, many new films -- from the highly antic...

LOOK: Brad Pitt Looks Tough On 'Killing Them Softly' Poster

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 08.23.2012 | Entertainment

The Jolie-Pitt family continues to make waves in the film world. Just one day after Disney announced that Brad Pitt's daughter Vivienne Jolie-Pitt wil...

Brad Pitt's New Crime Drama: Treatise On Obama?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 08.01.2012 | Entertainment

The next five months could bear great fruit for The Weinstein Company. Between now and New Year's Eve, Harvey Weinstein's studio will release "Lawless...

Good Film News in 2012: The Return of the Old-Fashioned 'Movie'

Scott Mendelson | Posted 08.30.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

This weekend is surely as shining an example as anything that the mainstream film landscape has somewhat self-corrected. We may like to say 'they don't make 'em like they used to.' That may have been true for a time, but it's not true anymore.