A Week In Film #013: Unlucky for some

Detour title screen

Detour
Classic early film noir, with pretty much the greatest femme fatale ever!

The Dead Zone title screen

The Dead Zone
David Cronenberg tackles a Stephen King story about a New England (where else?) school teacher put into a five-year coma who comes back to consciousness with the power of foresight; Chris Walken does an early version of the Chris Walken panto turn, and Martin Sheen gives good creepy politician.

Harsh Times titles screen

Harsh Times
Christian Bale as a whacked-out, fucked-up military veteran failing to adjust to civvie life in South Central LA. Written and directed by David Ayer, the Training Day script dude.

Plunkett & Macleane title screen

Plunkett & Macleane
Class conscious highway robbery anachro-action comedy. Critics hated it, I enjoyed it. “Surrender’s for wankers!”

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