After my disappointment last week with: 'The Darjeeling Limited' (it just isn't good enough), i thoroughly recommend: 'The assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford'. Here are some reasons: 1) A great soundtrack (and cameo by) Nick Cave 2) Brad Pitt's best performance since Se7en. 3) It's a great western in the true Sergio Leone style. Slow paced and character based rather than action based. The film of recent years that it most reminded me of was: 'The Proposition', Nick Cave's sort of Western based in the outback. 4) Great cinematography, bits of it so brightly white (it's winter for a good half of it) that it almost hurts your eyes. 5) A nice supporting cast. Generally: perhaps a bit overlong (it comes in at just unde three hours) but worth a look if you like solid character based films that are really well shot. 4.5 stars (i remove half due to the fact that it's a bit too long).