Heat1995. USA. Dir: Michael Mann. With Al Pacino, Robert De Niro. 170 min.
Pacino and DeNiro chase each other around Los Angeles with guns. What else is there to say? That it was a chief source of inspiration for THE DARK KNIGHT? That Val Kilmer actually turns in a good performance? It’s all true; come see for yourself.
Wristcutters: A Love Story2006. USA. Dir: Goran Dukic. With Patrick Fugit. 88 min.
True Grit2010. USA. Dir: Ethan & Joel Coen. With Jeff Bridges, Hailee Steinfeld. 110 min.
A determined young lass hires the most badass, dudely Marshal in the West to track down her father’s killer. The Coens bring their signature style (and Roger Deakins’ gorgeous photography) to a more faithful adaptation of the Portis novel, complete with a horse, a hero, and lots of ground to cover.