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HAMLET (2000)
2000, Park Circus/Miramax, 112 min, USA, Dir: Michael Almereyda

Transposing some of theater’s most famous soliloquies to Blockbuster Video Stores and high-rise apartments, this powerful adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic play is set among the corporate elite of Manhattan. Here the title character (a fine Ethan Hawke) is the son of a murdered Wall Street CEO, who employs a student film to “catch the conscience” of his father’s killer and exact revenge. Among the all-star supporting cast is Kyle MacLachlan, Julia Stiles, Liev Schreiber, Sam Shepard and Bill Murray. “The director's rigorous trimming has a boldness and vivacity that makes this version exhilarating while leaving Shakespeare's language and intent intact.” – Elvis Mitchell, The New York Times


TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME
1992, Warner Bros., 135 min, USA, Dir: David Lynch

In this prequel to the acclaimed television series TWIN PEAKS, David Lynch investigates the final days of the ill-fated Laura Palmer. In typical Lynchian fashion, mysteries beget more mysteries, and the dark side of the human condition coexists with moments of profound romanticism and visual poetry. An all-star cast includes Lynch regulars Kyle MacLachlan, Ray Wise and Harry Dean Stanton as well as Kiefer Sutherland, Heather Graham and Moira Kelly.


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