From "The Paperboy" to "Amour," 10 films we can't wait to see on the Croisette this year
10. "Killing Them Softly" (Andrew Dominik)
In Contention regulars will know that Australian director Dominik's last film, "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford," was Kris's favorite film of the last decade. I'm not that ardent a devotee, but you needn't be one to be pumped for his reunion with star Brad Pitt on an adaptation of George V. Higgins's 1974 crime novel "Cogan's Trade," about a mob enforcer investigating a poker heist. It's always nice to see a bit of classy genre fare tucked into the nutritious Competition lineup, though Dominik's elegiac style should keep it Croisette-friendly. With Pitt currently in the form of his career, this has a lot going for it.
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