Monday, May 30, 2011
THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD
4 out of 5. The stark timelessness of Andrew Dominik's THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD is both artful and refreshing. Thankfully Andrew Dominik has a way of showing us a well-worn genre that offers a meditative view of a legendary figure. The acting is quite compelling, especially that of Casey Affleck. Knowing the ending ahead of time certainly doesn't get in the way of the journey. This is perfect Sunday movie watching. Contemplative and open.