Tuesday, June 7
Directed by Kathryn Bigelow
(1995) In a raucous dystopian future (1999!), ex-cop Ralph Fiennes does a brisk trade in virtual reality recordings, okay until he gets one showing a brutal murder — and now he and pals, fierce bodyguard Angela Bassett and PI Tom Sizemore, must track it back to the source. 35mm (Twentieth Century Fox studio vault print). Approx. 145 mins.
“BOASTS ONE OF THE MOST UNEXPECTEDLY CHARISMATIC COUPLINGS IN SCI-FI! Their last scene together — a steamy lip-lock — is perfect, a utopian moment at the end of a hyperkinetic dystopian project.”
– Melissa Anderson, The Village Voice
“High voltage visual style and imaginatively subversive use of cyber-terror.”
– Janet Maslin, The New York Times