Strange Bacon Marathon #25: Revolver

Guy Ritchie’s first real attempt to try to combine his signature gangster film with a somewhat more purposeful meaning was met with severe backlash from many critics, many of whom considered the final product to be “disjointed” or “pretentious.” It received a dismal 17% on rotten tomatoes. Ironically, big name film critics are some of…

Review: The Pros and Cons of ‘Killing Them Softly’

“America’s not a country. It’s just a business.” –Brad Pitt earns his Junior Cynic badge Killing Them Softly (2012): The Plot: When two dumb criminals (Scoot McNairy and Ben Mendelsohn) rob a mob-run card game, hit man Jackie Cogan (Brad Pitt) gets called in to clean things up. Also, it’s 2008, and organized crime is…