FREUD
1962, Universal, 140 min, USA, Dir: John Huston

Montgomery Clift delivers his last truly great performance as the father of psychoanalysis in this fascinating biopic, in which his theories coalesce around the treatment of a patient (Susannah York) in late-1880s Vienna. The film’s original screenwriter, philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, left following creative differences; his successors, Charles Kaufman and Wolfgang Reinhardt, earned an Oscar nomination for their script (as did Jerry Goldsmith for his score). Just as noteworthy is the work of cinematographer Douglas Slocombe, who gives the various dream and fantasy sequences their own distinctive look.


STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT
1996, Paramount, 111 min, USA, Dir: Jonathan Frakes

Calling all Trekkers! Don’t miss this terrific installment in the STAR TREK franchise in which Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart) and his trusty Enterprise-E reel through time in hot pursuit of rogue Borgs intent on having Earth initiate first contact with alien life.


POLTERGEIST
1982, Warner Bros., 114 min, USA, Dir: Tobe Hooper

The Freeling family’s normal life is shattered when malevolent forces kidnap 5-year-old Carol Anne (Heather O’Rourke), forcing her desperate parents to seek assistance from a team of academic ghost hunters and a wacky psychic dwarf. With Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Dominique Dunne, Beatrice Straight and Zelda Rubenstein.


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