LOST HIGHWAY
1997, Focus Features, 135 min, France, USA, Dir: David Lynch

Did jazzman Fred Madison (Bill Pullman) murder his wife? Drawing on many of noir’s most familiar themes - the crumbling of a guilty psyche, the distrust between men and women, the erotic allure of the dark side - LOST HIGHWAY brazenly deconstructs a noir narrative and reconfigures it all as balls-to-the-wall cinematic poetry. With Patricia Arquette, Balthazar Getty.


THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW
1988, Universal, 98 min, USA, Dir: Wes Craven

Harvard researcher Bill Pullman is dispatched to Haiti to investigate a drug that turns people into zombies and finds more than he’d bargained for. Inspired by actual events, the film balances some truly gruesome imagery with psychological tension as the waning days of the “Baby Doc” dictatorship send the island toward chaos. Among the support cast, Zakes Mokae is unforgettable as the fearsome chief of the Tonton Macoute.


SIBLING RIVALRY
1990, Warner Bros., 87 min, USA, Dir: Carl Reiner

After eight years of marriage, Marjorie Turner (Kirstie Alley) is tired of neglect from her husband (Scott Bakula) and condescension from her in-laws. So when her sister suggests she spice up her life with an affair, Marjorie is game - until the man she hooks up with dies in bed. Among the familiar faces ensnared in the web of ensuing complications are Sam Elliott, Jami Gertz, Bill Pullman, Carrie Fisher and Ed O'Neill. A dark and underrated modern screwball comedy.


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