Movies on the Big Screen as They Were Meant To Be Seen.
THE GREAT ESCAPE
Dir: John Sturges
Superlative WWII drama chronicling the real-life, large-scale prison camp escape of Allied POWs in Germany, featuring Steve McQueen in his (literally) breakout role as Captain Virgil Hilts, "The Cooler King." Nail-biting suspense and exhilarating action are punctuated with just the right amount of raucous humor, aided by composer Elmer Bernstein’s rousing score. With James Garner, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Richard Attenborough, James Donald and Donald Pleasence.
Inspired by the Bruce Springsteen song "Highway Patrolman," this auspicious debut for first-time director Sean Penn focuses on the Cain and Abel relationship between two loving brothers, small-town lawman David Morse and Vietnam vet Viggo Mortensen. Often unbearably moving but never sentimental, it features a gallery of stand-out performances by Charles Bronson, Sandy Dennis, Dennis Hopper, Patricia Arquette and Valeria Golino.
Dir: Michael Winner
Mild-mannered architect Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson) unleashes his inner vigilante when his wife and daughter are attacked in this extremely influential thriller. Often imitated but never matched for raw power, DEATH WISH is action filmmaking of the highest order and contains one of Charles Bronson's most iconic performances.