Movies on the Big Screen as They Were Meant To Be Seen.
Dir: David Fincher
Morgan Freeman is a big-city homicide cop days from retiring when he’s assigned to a gruesome case that’s just one in what will turn out to be a string of murders. Saddled with a wet-behind-the-ears rookie detective partner (Brad Pitt), Freeman finds himself descending farther down into the urban inferno than he has gone in his entire career. Co-starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Kevin Spacey.
Dir: Julien Duvivier
While the other French femmes fatales are “hot,” none of them approach the coiled ferocity of Danièle Delorme here, driven to a life of ruthless scheming by her hardscrabble youth. Matching her step for step are Jean Gabin, the target of her desperate, malevolent plans; Germain Kerjean as his cold-hearted mother; Gerard Blain as his clueless surrogate son; and Luciene Bogart as Delorme’s drug-addicted mother. Featuring superb camerawork by Armand Thiraud (Clouzot's frequent collaborator), DEADLIER THAN THE MALE is arguably the definitive French film noir. In French with English subtitles.
Dir: Édouard Molinaro
France's greatest character lead in the 1960s and ’70s, Lino Ventura, has his breakout role here as a revenge murderer who, finding that his “perfect crime” was witnessed by a cab driver, must try to eliminate him. As events unfold, Ventura finds that he is as much hunted as hunter. Stunning night photography from Henri Decaë (BOB LE FLAMBEUR, ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS), and an evocative score featuring jazz greats Kenny Clarke and Kenny Dorham. In French with English subtitles.