A 2008 Dark comedy starring Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson & Ralph Fiennes. The story: Guilt-stricken after a job gone wrong, hitman Ray and his partner await orders from their ruthless boss in Bruges, Belgium, the last place in the world Ray wants to be.
Before I Die - Jenny Downham Tessa has just months to live. Fighting back against hospital visits, endless tests, and drugs with excruciating side effects, Tessa compiles a list. It's her To Do Before I Die list
Rewatch: Directed by David Cronenberg. With Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris, William Hurt. A mild-mannered man becomes a local hero through an act of violence, which sets off repercussions that will shake his family to its very core.
The Bayou Trilogy: Under the Bright Lights, Muscle for the Wing, and The Ones You Do by Daniel Woodrell. I saw the author on Anthony Bourdain's show in a swamp. Interesting -- no touchy feel here! He's also the author of Winter's Bone.