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'Cold in July' starring Michael C. Hall entertains in all its genres
'Cold in July' starring Michael C. Hall entertains in all its genres

Cold in July Available on VOD May 23. Writer-director Jim Mickle's adaptation of Joe R. Lansdale's pulp novel is a genre picture that can't settle on a genre — which is what makes it so entertaining. "Cold In July" starts out as a suspense picture, with Michael C. Hall playing a small-town Texan named Richard who shoots and kills a home invader and then waits nervously for the burglar's ex-con father (played by Sam Shepard) to retaliate. Then the movie becomes a mystery, when the local police force resolves the case in a way that Richard finds unsatisfactory. Finally, "Cold In July" becomes a bloody action film, when Richard teams with a...

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