Dir. Ariel Vromen
Based on true events, The Iceman stars Michael Shannon as notorious contract killer Richard Kuklinski, who in his time killed over 100 unfortunate dudes. The funny thing is that he considered himself a family man, even whilst slitting throats and gunning down guys, and his wife (Winona Ryder) and two daughters were completely oblivious to his mob activity before his ultimate arrest. Shannon's performance is an amazing portrait of a killer, and the supporting cast is just as strong. Winona Ryder is great in a sort of comeback role for her (originally meant for Maggie Gyllenhaal), and Chris Evans is nearly unrecognizable in what I consider to be the best role of his career so far, playing a guy who makes bodies disappear, fronting as an ice cream truck driver. Plus there's Ray Liotta and one of the Fratelli Brothers (from The Goonies) playing mob guys. You can't go wrong there. The film retreads a lot of ground we've seen before with these types of crime dramas, but the performances were strong enough to make it an entertaining watch.