THE DEAD ZONE
1983, Paramount, 103 min, USA, Dir: David Cronenberg

Director David Cronenberg helms one of the best Stephen King adaptations with Christopher Walken as a young man who receives the gift (or is it curse?) of second sight after a near death accident. Radical upheaval plagues his life as his marriage to Brooke Adams is thwarted, and he becomes involved in helping Sheriff Tom Skerritt track a serial killer. But foreseeing the apocalyptic behavior of power-drunk presidential candidate Martin Sheen provides him with his most tortuous challenge. One of Walken's most poignant, sensitive portrayals.


GAS FOOD LODGING
1992, IRS Media, 101 min, Dir: Allison Anders

The acclaimed second feature from writer-director Allison Anders stars Brooke Adams as a single mom struggling to raise two teenage girls (Ione Skye and Independent Spirit winner Fairuza Balk) in a small town in New Mexico. Featuring music (and a cameo appearance) by J. Mascis of Dinosaur Jr., this heartfelt drama is among the most affecting indies of the 1990s.


INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1978)
1978, Park Circus/MGM, 115 min, USA, Dir: Philip Kaufman

A deftly handled, scary reimagining of both Jack Finney’s source novel and Don Siegel’s original 1956 movie, with Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams and Leonard Nimoy trying to deal with the sudden influx of body-snatching alien seed pods in the San Francisco Bay Area. With Jeff Goldblum, Veronica Cartwright, Lelia Goldoni and Don Siegel as a cab driver. Cinematography by Michael Chapman (RAGING BULL, TAXI DRIVER).


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