PRIMAL FEAR
1996, Paramount, 129 min, USA, Dir: Gregory Hoblit

In this glossy legal thriller, a hot-shot lawyer (Richard Gere) chooses to defend a young man (Edward Norton, in his Oscar-nominated feature debut) accused of murdering an archbishop. But closer examination of the facts reveals dark secrets about the archbishop and the boy’s past. The top-flight supporting cast includes Laura Linney, John Mahoney, Alfre Woodard and Frances McDormand. “The plot is as good as crime procedurals get, but the movie is really better than its plot because of the three-dimensional characters.” - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times.


MR. HOLMES
2015, Roadside Attractions, 104 min, UK/USA, Dir: Bill Condon

This graceful adaptation of Mitch Cullin’s 2005 novel A Slight Trick of the Mind is set in 1947, when a 93-year-old Sherlock Holmes (Ian McKellen) has retired to a Sussex farm he shares with widowed housekeeper Mrs. Munro (Laura Linney) and her son (Milo Parker). Struggling with both memory loss and the fictionalization of his exploits, Holmes tries to deduce what went wrong in his final case 30 years earlier. “What Ian McKellen does with Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional detective in MR. HOLMES is nothing short of magnificent.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone.


MR. HOLMES
2015, Roadside Attractions, 104 min, UK, USA, Dir: Bill Condon

This graceful adaptation of Mitch Cullin’s 2005 novel A Slight Trick of the Mind is set in 1947, when a 93-year-old Sherlock Holmes (Ian McKellen) has retired to a Sussex farm he shares with widowed housekeeper Mrs. Munro (Laura Linney) and her son (Milo Parker). Struggling with both memory loss and the fictionalization of his exploits, Holmes tries to deduce what went wrong in his final case 30 years earlier. “What Ian McKellen does with Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional detective in MR. HOLMES is nothing short of magnificent.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone.


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