“The Three Burials of Melquiado Estrada,” 10 February 2007, DVD. Tommy Lee Jones stars in this unusual story of western retribution. When his friend Melquiado is killed (not accidentally but not for the reason originally thought) by a border guard, Pete (Jones) kidnaps the guard and takes him and, retrieving the corpse, journey’s to Mexico to force him to confront his crime. What a road trip!. A truly perverse buddy movie. This is a brutal film in many ways, filled with the emptiness of American life in Texas, the fear of la migra, and much more. It is a man consumed by the pain of his friend’s death so much that he ends his own life (spiritually) to fulfill a promise to take his friend back to his home village for burial. Like so many immigrants, the world Estrada left no longer exists and, indeed, may never have existed. A fascinating and painful film. See this one.