Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Existential Special Agent Thriller

The Limits of Control (Jim Jarmusch, 2009)
*** (A Must-See)

Jim Jarmusch’s The Limits of Control, from his own screenplay, is set in contemporary Madrid, the capital of Spain, and it captures the encounters of the Lone Man (Isaach De Bankolé) who is on a secretive assignment to assassinate a visiting American political figure (Bill Murray). What is particularly timely about The Limits of Control is its concern with alternative lifestyles and preoccupations, in particular the arts, to counter balance the dominating capitalistic-materialistic worldview predominantly held in the current recession engulfed United States.-David Davidson

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