March 26, 2010

Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead (Sidney Lumet, 2007)

WHAT IT IS: A diamond store robbery turned bad leaves two brothers struggling with the consequences of their actions. HOW IT IS: The non-linear storytelling infuses the film with a kinetic feel and a sense of experimentation, with the story told from the different characters’ points of view. It owes much to predecessors like Rashomon, Citizen Kane or Pulp Fiction. […]