THE THIN RED LINE
1998, 20th Century Fox, 170 min, Dir: Terrence Malick

Director Terrence Malick’s adaptation of James Jones’ novel is an intensely poetic story of paradise lost in the South Pacific during WWII, a cosmic vision of man at war with himself and nature. With a mind-boggling cast including Sean Penn, Adrien Brody, Jim Caviezel, George Clooney, Woody Harrelson, Elias Koteas, Nick Nolte and John C. Reilly.


CAPE FEAR (1991)
1991, Universal, 128 min, USA, Dir: Martin Scorsese

Robert De Niro is the stuff of nightmares as Max Cady, a recently released rapist who targets the public defender (Nick Nolte) he blames for his conviction. This intense (and violent) thriller is a remake of a 1962 film starring Robert Mitchum and Gregory Peck, both of whom appear in smaller roles here. Costarring Jessica Lange and Juliette Lewis.


DOWN AND OUT IN BEVERLY HILLS
1986, Buena Vista, 103 min, USA, Dir: Paul Mazursky

In this hilarious reworking of Jean Renoir’s BOUDU SAVED FROM DROWNING, Dave Whiteman (Richard Dreyfuss) and wife Barbara (Bette Midler) seem to have it all - a beautiful house, two kids and a Border Collie - but something’s missing. When the homeless Jerry Baskin (Nick Nolte) tries to drown himself in the Whitemans’ pool, Dave thinks he’s found someone who understands that life is more than material wealth; however, Jerry adapts to luxury with surprising ease. With Little Richard. “A California comedy that is generous and scathing in equal measure.” - Janet Maslin, The New York Times.


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