We tend to speak in the past tense when discussing the works of great filmmakers, even if they’re still alive and active late in their careers. But every once in a while, a veteran director will surprise us by refusing to mellow with age, turning out a movie that’s every bit as ambitious, audacious, and daring as his early efforts. William Friedkin accomplishes just such a move in Killer Joe
, a funny, unapologetically bizarre, and at times shocking adaptation of Tracy Letts’ pulpy stage play. And with a powerhouse cast to back him up, the result is a film that will leave you speechless.
Chris (Emile Hirsch) is in serious trouble. He's just incurred a ma...