Based on a true story, "The Iceman" plunges deep into the actions and reactions (or lack thereof) of psychopath Richard Kuklinski, a hitman and murderer for over three decades, killing well over 100 men. Co-writer/director Ariel Vromen wastes no time on unnecessary details of the crimes or reasons for most of the murders depicted.
The opening minutes of writer/director Sofia Coppola's mind-numbing immersion in the deadly dull world of fictional film star Johnny Marco epitomizes the film Somewhere. In a long take of a long shot without edits a Ferrari loops repeatedly around a track, going in and out of frame, the sound increasing and receding. The metaphor established, nothing more revealing happens.