Notorious criminals who inspire movie biopics rarely are colder or nastier than Richard Kuklinski, the high-achieving contract killer who likely killed more than 100 people while working for the mob.
In “The Iceman,” Kuklinski comes alive, courtesy of actor Michael Shannon, as an intensely unembraceable protagonist while displaying just enough humanity to be watchable and sometimes riveting. Read More
Ray Liotta, Mary Louise Parker and Demián Bichir are the stars gracing the 16th annual Sonoma International Film Festival, opening Wednesday and running through April 14.
More than 100 films, including seven premieres, will screen at various locations in and near Sonoma’s center plaza, where local merchants are offering wine and gourmet fare. Read More
“Killing Them Softly” is the new movie by New Zealand director Andrew Dominik, who made one of the best films of the past decade, “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.”
Brad Pitt, who played James, gives another commanding performance in this drama as Jackie, a hit man brought in to clean up a messy situation. Read More