A History Of Violence (2005)

 Right in line with a mobster, we’re rated R.

Activate Joey mode! The Next 135 Project takes us to Tinytown Indiana as we delve into what makes a staggeringly good man return to his vicious mobster roots. Viggo Mortensen was just hitting his stride at this point in his career (as he was nearing 50 years old) and he leads a terrific cast. Maria Bello, Ed Harris and William Hurt are all right on point. David Cronenberg’s pictures can be hit or miss, but this pseudo-western is on the short list of his best ever. For a healthy dose of java, go to Sparkplug Coffee and order up what you need/want/crave. Use “top100project” as your promo code and you’ll save 10% off your first order.

For The Record: George Clooney didn’t just shake Hurt’s hand when he won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2005. He hugged him. Also, Heidi Hayes plays Sarah Stall.

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Rotten Tomatoes reviews

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

2005 U.S. Box Office

2005 in film

2005 Academy Award winners & nominees

Screen Junkies spoiler-laden review of Hereditary

Links to: Taxi Driver and The Dead Zone and The Fly and Dead Ringers and Parenthood and LOTR and Eastern Promises

YouTube links: Tom kills Billy & Leland and Tom confesses to Edie and staircase sex and Jack pops the bully and Joey & Richie have their final showdown and Dad comes home from a hard day “at work”

Previously on the Next 134 Project: Heathers

In 2 weeks on the Next 136 Project: Hereditary