Cold In July
Exceptionally strong drama from Jim Mickle, working from a source novel by Joe R Lansdale, with Michael C Hall as an ordinary man who finds himself out of his depth after protecting his family from a burglar. Sam Shepard and Don Johnson round off a musky main cast.
Out Of The Furnace
Steel worker Christian Bale and his soldier brother Casey Affleck must deal with the travails of modern life in a Pennsylvanian backwater when pressures from local fixer Willem Dafoe and out-of-town gangster Woody Harrelson – not to mention the cop (Forest Whitaker) now dating Bale’s ex (Zoe Saldana). At its heart, a melodrama – but Scott Cooper directs everything with energy and draws edginess out of his cast well.
Very odd, disjointed, episodic but compelling weirdness about a bunch of idiot cops doing idiotic and odd things. Quentin Dupieux directs a bunch of people including Jon Lajoie, Éric Judor and Marilyn Manson.
All The President’s Men
Did I mention dioptric lenses?