Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead

What a career.

Director Sidney Lumet opened in 1957 with 12 Angry Men, and closed in 2007 with this superb tale of family crumbling under the weight of crime and guilt.

In between he received five Oscar nominations, crafting a string of remarkable films like Dog Day Afternoon, Network, and The Verdict.

His swan song pits Ethan Hawke against Philip Seymour Hoffman as brothers marinating in greed, lust, and betrayal.

A botched robbery at the family jewelry store is the tinder which sets off a blaze which can’t be put out, and the resulting emotional inferno is something to behold.

Burn, baby, burn.

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