'Ghost Dog'


It has the common basic story of a contract killer forced to target own clients, but considering that you got Jim Jarmusch at the helm, you bet Ghost Dog won't be your typical ride. It's unlike anything I've seen before and is totally devoid of Hollywood gloss and seemingly on a shoe-string budget. It's armed with quite an exotic story (modern-day Black Samurai who consumes copious amounts of literature and uses pigeons to communicate with his employers) and got nice comic touches. The sub-plot involving the kid and the ice-cream man is nice too, and helps lighten the mood, while serving the main story in other useful ways. [newer review]