In Ride With The Devil
, Ang Lee brings to life an American Civil War story of uneasy alliances on the Kansas/Missouri border, combining showy raw and brutal combat scenes with fine-grained observation and a muted visual palette. Pocket Money
, the oddball modern-day cow-poke Western comedy - shot by Laszlo Kovacs and directed by Stuart Rosenberg of Cool Hand Luke
fame - is now even more intriguing given that Terrence Malick (Badlands, The Thin Red Line
) not only wrote it, but also has a cameo role.