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Posted by on Apr 27, 2012 in Kick-Back Friday

Kick-Back Friday: #198

Kick-Back Friday: #198

220px-Small_town_murder_songs.jpgSmall Town Murder Songs (2010): A heavy and heavily mustachioed Peter Stormare (the kidnapping guy from Fargo) plays Walter, a born-again cop who investigates the local murder of a stripper in his rural Canadian town. However, director Ed Gass-Donnelly places less emphasis on the murder than on the ideas of salvation, redemption, and forgiveness, particularly as they are informed by the local Mennonite community. Most notably Gass-Donnelly cuts up his too-short film with jarring sectional edits that feature bold, all-caps biblical admonitions and disturbing, percussion-heavy, group chants by the strangely named Canadian band Bruce Peninsula. With a plump Martha Plimpton and a trailer-trashy Jill Hennessey as Walter’s current and former girlfriends, respectively.

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A native East Tennessean, Barbara Martin is a formerly practicing, board-certified neurologist who received her BS (psychology, summa cum laude) and MD from Duke University before completing her postgraduate training (internship, residency, fellowship) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She has worked in academia, private practice, medical publishing, drug market research, and continuing medical education (CME). For the last 3 years, she has worked in a freelance capacity as a medical writer, analyst, and consultant. Follow Dr. Barbara Martin on and Twitter.