Polanski’s gripping Death and the Maiden shows that, long before Sexy Beast, Ben Kingsley had already proved himself adept at playing psychotic madmen.
Free of Harrison Ford’s noble-beyond-belief portrayal of Jack Ryan, The Hunt for Red October remains the best Tom Clancy adaptation to date.
It proves that there’s no better guide out of a complex maze than an autistic man-child with incredible mathematical skills.
Natali’s cult favorite is boxed in by its own intriguing central premise.
As Straw Dogs makes clear, the consequences of enduring such a violent rite of passage is ultimately suffering and alienation.