MIDNIGHT RUN
1988, Universal, 126 min, USA, Dir: Martin Brest

This superb action comedy teams bounty hunter Jack Walsh (Robert De Niro) and former Mafia accountant Jonathan "The Duke" Mardukas (Charles Grodin) on a madcap, cross-country road trip. Exchanging insults, fighting off feds and thugs alike, Grodin and De Niro's chemistry is unmatched. Director Brest keeps the anarchic humor and hilariously foul-mouthed dialogue coming at a lightning pace. Memorable support from the hysterically profane Dennis Farina, Joe Pantoliano, John Ashton and a sunglasses-wearing Yaphet Kotto.


MEMENTO
2001, Park Circus, 113 min, USA, Dir: Christopher Nolan

Guy Pearce is Leonard Shelby, a man with no short-term memory and in search of his wife’s killer. He uses Polaroids, tattoos - even hand-scrawled notes - to remember not only clues about the murder but also aspects of his identity. Unfolding in mind-boggling fragmentary fashion, this tense noir has a sting in its scorpion tail. With Carrie-Anne Moss and Joe Pantoliano.


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