Leaving Las Vegas After a variable few years, the British writer-director Mike Figgis returns with his masterpiece: a gritty, hallucinatory and hopelessly romantic tale of love and doom in Vegas. Nicolas Cage is the suicidal alcoholic who hooks up with Elisabeth Shue, a prostitute determined to take control of her own life.
Trainspotting (left) Lots of energy and heaps of pizazz - but don't go looking for any depth. It's a breathless whirlwind tour of Edinburgh's junkie underbelly, well played by a young cast ranging from the charming to the cartoonishly grotesque.
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