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Film Of The Week: Killing Them Softly

Entering straight at the top of our Top 20 recommended films is Andrew Dominik’s third feature ‘Killing Them Softly’★★★★. A darkly comic mob story set at the beginning of the current financial crisis with a superb cast headed by Brad Pitt. His second collaboration with the director after their take on the classic Western subject of ‘The Assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford’.

Joint number ones from last week, Iranian drama ‘About Elly’★★★★½ and Portuguese arthouse favourite ‘Tabu’★★★★½, remain strong in our top 5, whereas the second highest entry just below them belongs to French charmer ‘Untouchable’★★★½, which begins its quest to gain the favour of English speaking audiences having already conquered the rest of the world’s. Based on real events, Omar Sy and François Cluzet’s screen chemistry has proven to be global box-office gold in this story of odd friendship between a disabled millionaire and the rough young man hired to be his carer. An English language version is being prepared with Colin Firth rumoured as one of the leads.

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