THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
1991, Park Circus/MGM, 118 min, USA, Dir: Jonathan Demme

Break out the fava beans and Chianti! Newbie FBI agent Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) undergoes a trial by fire when she’s asked to track down the deadly Buffalo Bill. In search of leads, Clarice interviews another serial killer, Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), whose confinement in prison makes him no less dangerous. This hit thriller is one of only three films to win Oscars in all the top five categories: Best Picture, Actor, Actress, Director and Adapted Screenplay (Ted Tally).


PANIC ROOM
2002, Sony Repertory, 112 min, USA, Dir: David Fincher

When Jodie Foster and her daughter (a pre-TWILIGHT Kristen Stewart) move into their spacious New York brownstone, they are intrigued to find it includes a high-security safe room - which comes in handy when intruders Forest Whitaker, Jared Leto and Dwight Yoakam come looking for a treasure that belonged to a previous occupant.


TAXI DRIVER
1976, Sony Repertory, 113 min, USA, Dir: Martin Scorsese

Director Martin Scorsese's "savage, many-headed dragon of the American New Wave" (Michael Atkinson, The Village Voice) is still as potent as ever. Cabbie Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro's seminal pistol-packing, insomniac loner) drives through the open sewer that is mid-1970s Manhattan with its pimps (Harvey Keitel), hookers (Jodie Foster), politicos (Cybill Shepherd and Albert Brooks) and other scummy creatures of the neon wilderness. With a ferocious script by Paul Schrader.


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