My appreciation of The Assassination Of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford has only grown in the 24 hours since I watched it. I'm more convinced it is a very good movie, maybe a great movie. Regardless, it's a movie that should be seen in a proper theater. It's one of those epic widescreen movies that plays best on... well, a really wide screen. Man, I'd love to see this flick at the Ziegfeld.
It's a shame that the film's distributor, Warner Bros., released Assassination with almost no fanfare. Warner already has TV spots out for Fred Claus, but I've hardly seen any ads, anywhere, for Assassination. I wouldn't even have known it (finally) made it to Birmingham (one theater) if not for Stacey keeping an eye on Google Movies.
So, if you like good acting (Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck headline an uncommonly solid cast), cinematography, writing, directing, music... if you like good movies, do yourself a favor and catch Assassination. If you're lucky, it's playing at a theater near you.