There is a word Native Americans use for what they referred to as The Place Beyond the Pines (in those words, more or less). That word is Schenectady, which is where this movie takes place.
[rating=3]Starring: Brad Pitt, James Gandolfini, Ray Liotta, Scoot McNairy, Richard Jenkins, Vincent Curatola and Ben Mendelsohn
Director(s): Andrew Dominik
Writer(s): Andrew Dominik (screenplay), George V. Higgins (novel)
Killing Them Softly is based on the crime novel “Cogan’s Trade”, which was published in 1974 and set in Boston. The film, however, changes the locale to New Orleans and sets it during the 2008 presidential election.
To get something out of the way first, no, this is not a remake nor has anything to do with the film of the same title by Jean-Luc Godard. So if you were sweating, you can stop now. While this Breathless now on Blu Ray doesn’t have Godard behind it, it’s still a solid, entertaining piece that deserves a look.