The Five Best Film Revivals
Saturday 31 October 1998
GoodFellas (NFT, 5.40pm Sat)
Scorsese's kaleidoscopic study of New York's mobster scene, motored by virtuoso direction and raw, red-meat performances from the likes of Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci and Robert De Niro. The GoodFellas formula worked so well, Marty later lifted it wholesale for his inferior Casino.
Fists in the Pocket (Lux Cinema, 4.50pm Sun)
Shot back in 965, Fists... scandalised the ruling Christian Democratic Party with its blackly comic depiction of incest and fraticide. Lou Castel simmers like Brando in the starring role.
Le Samourai (Cine Lumiere, 8.5pm Tue)
Jean-Pierre Melville's cool existential crime thriller trails Alain Delon's fedora-ed killer through the bars and byways of a vogueish Paris. Its impact ricocheted on a whole generation of American directors.
L'Appartement (Riverside Studios, 8.55pm Sun)
The kind of mercurial movie diversion only the French can pull off well. Gilles Mimouni's fleet-of-foot whodunnit darts through a lithe plot, while leads Vincent Cassel, Romaine Bohringer do their best to keep pace.
Dangerous Liaisons (NFT, 8.30pm Sun)
John Malkovich and Glenn Close trade barbed, poison-tipped banter throughout Frear's well-upholstered costume drama. Eighteen-year-old Uma Thurman makes her bid for stardom in a precocious bedroom romp.
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