Friday, March 07, 2008

tell me anything you want, any ol' lie will do

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford was finally in when I hit up Family Video today. It came out on DVD like a month ago and has been out consistently since then.
I highly doubt that so many people enjoyed this movie. Probably renting it on Pitt's name being attached and being hit upside the head with a slow burning western is not what most were expecting one could assume.
The movie itself was quite wonderful.
It is quite long but does not really drag. The beautiful cinematography and the ace casting hold everything together. Surely one of the best films of 2007.
Pitt is remarkable, if even acting a bit understated at times.
The real cornerstone of the film is Casey Affleck however. He basically hit it out of the park twice last year with this and Gone Baby Gone.
I feel he deserved a best actor nod this year instead of a supporting nom for the role. The range of emotion he portrays throughout the film is something special.

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