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52 Pickup
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Be Cool (2005)
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Killshot (2009)
Freaky Deaky
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Life of Crime

Killshot - “A tough, uncompromising picture” - New York Times


The New York Times

Is Diane Lane the most believable presence in contemporary American movies? There’s currently no one who better registers both the satisfactions of maturity and the regrets that only deepen with age.

In ‘‘Killshot,’’ John Madden’s adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s fine novel, Ms. Lane plays Carmen Colson, a Midwestern real estate agent who knows that her marriage to her ironworker husband, Wayne (Thomas Jane, below with Ms. Lane), has come to an end. In one quietly devastating scene, Carmen and Wayne, out for a sociable evening at the local bar, recount how they met. Listening to Wayne tell a story she has heard countless times, Ms. Lane, a master at registering minute shifts of emotion, shows Carmen torn between familiar affection and pain for a life together that didn’t work out.

The plot has to do with the danger that Carmen and Wayne find themselves in when he stands up to a hood (Mickey Rourke, in a performance of such quiet, menacing control it shows, like ‘‘Sin City’’ and ‘‘Domino,’’ that he was doing great work before ‘‘The Wrestler’‘) and his hotheaded young flake of a partner (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, in a wild-card turn).

‘‘Killshot’’ was meant to open in late 2007, but the Weinstein Company kept it on the shelf for more than a year before tossing it onto a few screens in Phoenix last January. It’s easy to see what scared Weinstein executives off. ‘‘Killshot’’ is a tough, uncompromising picture that has much more in common with the no-hope noirs of the ‘40s and ‘50s than with the test-marketed pap no one is ashamed to release today. Hossein Amini’s screenplay misses Mr. Leonard’s dark humor, but that’s a small price to pay for preserving his hardnosed tone. Caleb Deschanel’s photography puts a wintry sheen on the frozen industrial Midwest. And Mr. Madden, whose career has stumbled since ‘‘Shakespeare in Love,’’ directs with tight control and an obvious love for actors. (Rosario Dawson and Lois Smith also turn in fine work.)

But it’s Ms. Lane who gives this streamlined thriller its rueful edge, personifying, as she often has, the hard-won grace of adulthood.

Order Killshot on DVD here.



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