MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW
1937, Universal, 91 min, USA, Dir: Leo McCarey

This Depression-era drama stars Victor Moore and Beulah Bondi as an elderly couple who lose their home to foreclosure and hope to move in with one of their five children – none of whom wants them both. Named to the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry in 2010, this was director Leo McCarey’s favorite of his films; other famous fans include Orson Welles, Errol Morris and Japanese screenwriter Kōgo Noda, who patterned TOKYO STORY after it.


KILL ME AGAIN
1989, Park Circus/ITV, 94 min, USA, Dir: John Dahl

Jack Andrews (Val Kilmer) is not the detective he was five years ago. The death of his wife drove him to drinking, gambling and a tendency to see her in every beautiful woman. Gorgeous, streetwise Fay Forrester (Joanne Whalley) has just stolen three quarters of a million of the mob’s dollars and needs to disappear. She asks Jack to make her look dead and he succeeds beyond his wildest dreams. But when Jack discovers his best friend has has been killed and Fay is nowhere to be found, he becomes trapped in the fight of his life. With Michael Madsen.


RED ROCK WEST
1993, Universal, 98 min, USA, Dir: John Dahl

When a promised job for Texan Michael (Nicolas Cage) fails to materialize in Wyoming, he is mistaken by Wayne (J.T. Walsh) for the hitman contracted to kill Wayne’s unfaithful wife (Lara Flynn Boyle). Michael takes full advantage of the situation, collects the money and runs. But during his getaway, things go very wrong when he runs into the real hitman (Dennis Hopper).


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