News for Mar. 14, 2006
New to DVD 'A History of Violence'
: David Cronenberg's drama of a small town husband and father (Viggo Mortensen
) whose small town act of heroism -- saving the patrons of his diner by killing a pair of criminal psychopaths -- reveals his own repressed past as a brutal criminal is one of the best American films of the last year. The film turns the vigilante hero story on its head as it portrays his history of violence as a hibernating virus that emerges like a reflex when his family comes under attack, and shows the reverberations of the revelation through his small town family. [More