MANHUNTER 1986, USA, 119 minutes, 35mm, Rialto Pictures/StudioCanal Written and directed by Michael Mann Based on Thomas Harris's novel "Red Dragon" Starring William Petersen, Kim Greist, Joan Allen, Brian Cox, Dennis Farina, Tom Noonan Sun: 2:55 & 7:30 pm; Mon & Tue: 7:30 pm
"Manhunter is a visually assured psychological thriller. Michael Mann builds tension through color, framing, editing, and sound with such skill that his actors can underplay their emotions. This mix is unusual, but it works superbly." - Perry Seibert, AllMovie.com
"Mann hits top form with this splendidly stylish and oppressive thriller adapted from Thomas Harris' Red Dragon. The plot is complex and ingenious: FBI forensics expert Will Graham (Peterson), blessed (and tormented) by an ability to fathom the workings of the criminal mind through psychic empathy, is brought back from voluntary retirement to track down a serial killer, the 'Tooth Fairy'. Focused on the anxiety and confusion of the hunter rather than his psychotic prey, the film functions both as a disturbing examination of voyeurism, and as an often almost unbearably grim suspenser. Mann creates a terrifying menacing atmosphere without resorting to graphic depiction of the seriously nasty killings: music, designer-expressionist 'Scope photography, and an imaginative use of locations, combine with shots of the aftermath of the massacres to evoke a world nightmarishly perceived by Graham's haunted sensibility. The performances, too, are superior, most memorably Cox's intellectually brilliant and malevolent asylum inmate. One of the most impressive American thrillers of the late '80s." - Geoff Andrew, Time Out
PLUS, on the same double feature:
ANGEL HEART 1987, USA/Canada/UK, 113 minutes, 35mm, Rialto Pictures/StudioCanal Written and directed by Alan Parker Based on William Hjortsberg's novel "Falling Angel" Starring Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet, Charlotte Rampling Sun: 5:15 & 9:50 pm; Mon & Tue: 9:50 pm
"'Angel Heart' is a thriller and a horror movie, but most of all it's an exuberant exercise in style, in which Parker and his actors have fun taking it to the limit." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"A diabolical treat with Rourke and De Niro in fine form." - Ian Nathan, Empire Magazine
"Seriously creepy bayou noir with more twists than you can shake a chicken bone at." - Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
If purchasing tickets via Brown Paper Tickets, your tickets will be at the box office and available for pick-up starting 30 minutes before the first film in the double feature. The box office will then re-open about 10 minutes before the second film for those who wish to only see the second film.
There is a single line for both advance ticket holders and those who still need to purchase tickets at the door. That is, there is not a separate "will call" line. To claim your advance tickets, please present your photo ID at the box office window.
Seating is unreserved.
The intermission between films is approximately 10 minutes.
New Beverly Cinema (View)
7165 W. Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036