GET CARTER
1971, Warner Bros., 112 min, UK, Dir: Mike Hodges

Michael Caine stars as Jack Carter, a tough, ruthless London mob enforcer. His only sentiment is for his timid brother, Frank, who works as a bartender in Newcastle and makes a point of staying out of trouble. When his brother dies in an accident, Carter goes to the funeral hoping to make amends for past mistakes by reconnecting with what's left of his family. After learning that his brother was murdered, Jack metes out his own brutal brand of justice - but the closer he gets to his goal, the more he questions his actions. With Britt Ekland.


WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH HELEN?
1971, Park Circus/MGM, 101 min, USA, Dir: Curtis Harrington

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? novelist Henry Farrell penned the screenplay the this 1930s-set horror thriller. Middle-aged friends Adelle (Debbie Reynolds) and Helen (Shelley Winters) move to Hollywood to escape their past and open a dance studio for Shirley Temple wannabes - but threatening phone calls and Helen’s deteriorating mental state complicate matters. With Dennis Weaver and Agnes Moorehead.


BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU’RE DEAD
2007, 117 min, USA, Dir: Sidney Lumet

Director Sidney Lumet returns to the crime genre with a vengeance in this devastating portrait of a family destroyed from within. Philip Seymour Hoffman and Ethan Hawke play brothers whose severe financial problems lead them to attempt a jewelry store heist -- a heist that, when it goes wrong, has ruinous consequences for the siblings and everyone who has the misfortune to know them. Lumet's consummate craftsmanship and an air-tight script by Kelly Masterson make this a modern day film noir that invites and earns comparison with classics like DOUBLE INDEMNITY and OUT OF THE PAST. With Marisa Tomei.


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