DELIVERANCE
1972, Warner Bros., 109 min, USA, Dir: John Boorman

Director John Boorman fashions an indescribable odyssey of unexpected violence, endurance and transcendence as Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ronny Cox and Ned Beatty are stalked by a scruffy gang of backwoods neanderthals. The cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond (MCCABE & MRS. MILLER, THE LONG GOODBYE, and winner of the 1998 ASC Lifetime Achievement Award) perfectly evokes an atmosphere of stark, pastoral beauty and mounting terror from novelist James Dickey’s pitch perfect screenplay.


NARC
2002, Paramount, 105 min, USA, Dir: Joe Carnahan

Jason Patric gives a terrific performance as Nick Tellis, an ex-undercover narcotics officer, now addicted to the substances he once busted people for and lured back to the force to solve the murder of a policeman. Tellis teams up with Henry Oak (Ray Liotta), a friend of the deceased and an aggressive cop who’s no stranger to internal affairs investigations. Together the two work through a labyrinth of hot street crime and cold informants to get to the bottom of a case that’s increasingly unpredictable - and deadly. With Busta Rhymes.


SUPER 8
2011, Paramount, 112 min, USA, Dir: J.J. Abrams

It is summer 1979, and middle-schooler Joe Lamb (Joel Courtney) and his group of friends in small-town Ohio are shooting a Super 8 film when they witness a catastrophic train crash. The pre-teens suspect the crash may not have been an accident when unusual disappearances and unsettling events begin to beset the town, and Joe’s father, local Deputy Jackson Lamb (Kyle Chandler), initiates a mission to uncover the truth. STAND BY ME meets Spielbergian sci-fi action in this coming-of-age gem from director J.J. Abrams (MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III, STAR TREK). With Elle Fanning.


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