We Own the Night
First screened in October 2007
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Director: James Gray. Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Robert Duvall, Alex Veadov, Danny Hoch, Antoni Corone, Moni Moshonov, Oleg Taktarov,
Tony Musante, Dominic Colon, Yelena Solovey, Maggie Kiley, Ed Koch. Screenplay: James Gray. Twitter Capsule:
Expert use of image, cutting, and sound in character-rich genre piece with exciting twists and chases. Beat that!
"Original" maybe a stretch. But who else infuses pop genres with such melancholy texture and narrative tension? Equal parts 30s Warner Bros. and up-to-date, mini-major prestige.