Casey Affleck

Bonnie and Clyde Reinvented
'Ain't Them Bodies Saints' is the most affecting film of the summer
August 14, 2013

'Ain't Them Bodies Saints' is the most affecting film of the summer

The Majestic Assassination of Jesse James
October 01, 2007

Gentleman bandit. Heartless killer. Confederate martyr. Rank opportunist. Inspiration. Abomination. Jesse James has been considered all of the above by various people at various times, but Andrew Dominik's The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford is largely agnostic regarding such disputes. The film is concerned less with the content of James's character than with the meaning of his murder. Insofar as it asks a question, it is whether a man who has been elevated to myth can continue to coexist with mere mortals.