Crying Game (1992)
by: Neil Jordan
Written by: Neil Jordan
Stars: Forest Whitaker, Miranda Richardson, Stephen Rea, Adrian
Dunbar, Breffni McKenna, Joe Savino, Birdy Sweeney, Jaye Davidson
writer and director, Neil Jordan, explores truth, sex, gender,
justice and loyalty in this critically acclaimed 1992 IRA thriller.
Fergus (Stephan Rae) is an IRA gunman, who goes into hiding after
screwing up a mission. After Fergus holds hostage, and eventually
befriends, an English soldier (Forrest Whitaker). When the soldier
is murdered, Fergus is driven to find the soldier's girlfriend,
Dill (Jaye Davidson), to tell her the news. Unexpectedly, Fergus
finds himself falling for Dill, a woman who isn't quite what she
appears to be, and Fergus is left to deal with a shocking, strange
and dangerous reality.
Directed by: John
Written by: John
Stars: Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, Ally Sheedy, Barry Corbin,
those of us who can remember back to 1983, this flick is sure
to stir some memories. Think back to when the threats of nuclear
war, communist takeover and duck and cover were part of the greater
collective consciousness. Mathew Broaderick stars as David Lightman,
the computer geek that accidentally hacks into the Department
of Defense's database. Lightman innocently thinks he has found
a new game, where he can play nuclear war for fun. But in a traditional
sci-fi manner, the computer takes on a mind of its own. Consequently,
Lightman finds himself having to overcome the reality that he
has just created -- World War III.
Directed by: David
Written by: John Brancato and Michael Ferris
Penn, Peter Donat, James
Mueller-Stahl, Carroll Baker, Anna Katarina, Spike
Game is a roller-coaster thriller that is entertaining enough to
rent. Nicholas Van Orton (Michael Douglas) is a single, successful,
wheeling-and-dealing businessman about to turn 48. Nicholas' brother,
Conrad (Sean Penn), gives his brother an invitation to play an interactive
game with a mysterious company, Consumer Recreation Services. After
a series of physically intensive tests, Nicholas begins to play
the Game and numerous life-threatening twist and turns take place.
While the film has several implausibilities, the plot is strong
enough to keep viewers glued. If nothing else, you'll want to stick
it out until the end to find out what the hell is going on.
by: Stephen Frears
Written by: Adapted from Christopher Hampton's 1996 play
Stars: Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer, Uma
Liaisons is a film about the game of conquest. Glenn Close is
a bored and wealthy widow challenging the promiscuous John Malkovich
to seduce a young, beautiful bride played by Michelle Pfeiffer.
Taking place in the 18th century among French aristocrats,
Dangerous Liaisons explores love and its relationship to
seduction. Filled with wit, humor and drama, the movie follows two
of the players as they fall in love. Tragic bitterness ensues in
an enticing plot.