ROXIE HART
1942, 20th Century Fox, 75 min, Dir: William A. Wellman

Ginger Rogers is pitch-perfect in the title role as a Chicago dancer who confesses to murder for the publicity; Adolphe Menjou costars as the slick lawyer who hopes to get her acquitted. George Montgomery, Phil Silvers and William Frawley are among the fine supporting cast in this breezy romantic comedy, based on the play that became the hit Broadway musical Chicago. A favorite film of Stanley Kubrick!


OUT OF SIGHT
1998, Universal, 123 min, USA, Dir: Steven Soderbergh

Meet Jack Foley (George Clooney), a smooth criminal who bends the law and is determined to make one last heist. Karen Sisco (Jennifer Lopez) is a Federal Marshal who chooses all the right moves ... and all the wrong guys. Now they're willing to risk it all to find out if there's more between them than just the law. With Ving Rhames, Don Cheadle, Albert Brooks and Catherine Keener. Edited by Anne V. Coates. "OUT OF SIGHT, a sly, sexy, vastly entertaining film version of Elmore Leonard’s playful crime novel, represents director Steven Soderbergh’s most ambitious and most accomplished work to date. Brimming with a dozen offbeat characters, this reflexively witty crime caper boasts the sort of bright, snappy dialogue that’s rarely heard in a mainstream picture." - Emanuel Levy, Variety.


MURDER À LA MOD
1968, DistribPix, 80 min, USA, Dir: Brian De Palma

Rarely seen after its initial release in a single New York theater, Brian De Palma’s feature debut is a stylish murder mystery set in the adult-film business in 1960s New York City. Exhibiting many of the same styles and thematic preoccupations that the auteur would soon be famous for, the film is a thrilling homage to great genre films before it, equal parts Powell’s PEEPING TOM, Kubrick’s THE KILLING and Hitchcock’s PSYCHO. The story begins when seedy filmmaker Christopher (Jared Martin) tries to trick his girlfriend, aspiring actress Karen (Margo Norton), into starring in one of his partner’s skin flicks. Obstructing his plans is the bizarre prankster Otto (William Finley), who stalks the building where they’re shooting. In Hitchcockian fashion, Christopher’s luck runs out when a series of seemingly unconnected events leads to a shocking murder scene.


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