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Small Town Murder Songs

Release Date: May 27th, 2011

R|1 hr. 16 min.

Plot Summary
An ex-lover and her suspicious boyfriend complicate a troubled cop's (Peter Stormare) investigation of his small town's first murder in decades.

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Genres: Crime drama, Thriller

Distributor: Monterey Media

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  • Stylistic debts abound: the Coen brothers, Roger Deakins, the bleak, gothic landscapes of Terrence Malick's "Badlands" and Richard Brooks's "In Cold Blood." Through it all, though, is the original and memorable spectacle of violence expressed and repressed by the desperate hero. show more

  • There's still much to admire about this carefully drawn but concise character sketch, especially the strong performances and a unique, affectingly ominous score by folk-rock-gospel outfit Bruce Peninsula. show more

  • Gass-Donnelly is good at capturing stalled rural lives, from church hymn-sings populated by the elderly, their voices fragile as April snow, to dead-end afternoons at corner cafés, where bored patrons stretch lunch hours with coffee and gossip. show more

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