Thanks for all of your replies! The leaves are turning color here and I'm ready to hunker down and watch some movies. I highly recommend:
Fireworks (Hana-Bi) 1997 Imdb 7.8 Japan.
A Japanese masterpiece
Kitano's Hana-bi is something quite special, a film where images of violence and beauty are juxtaposed. The violence is deadly, but certainly not gratuitous or pointless. The beauty is the love story, the happiness between a cop and his wife.