THE COMPANY OF WOLVES
1984, Park Circus/ITV, 93 min, UK, Dir: Neil Jordan

Director Neil Jordan’s first feature film is a charmingly phantasmagorical dream collage of werewolf lore, pitched somewhere between a creepy fairy tale and full-blown Hammer horror. A beguiling metaphor for sexual awakening and the loss of innocence, with an exceptional cast that includes Sarah Patterson, Angela Lansbury, David Warner and Stephen Rea.


THE PROPOSITION
2005, Millennium Entertainment, 104 min, Australia/UK, Dir: John Hillcoat

Nick Cave penned the screenplay and provided the evocative score to this Australia-set Western, a pitiless drama that is as beautiful as it is violent. The Burns gang is the scourge of the outback until Charlie Burns (Guy Pearce) and his simple-minded younger sibling are captured after a family is massacred. Facing execution, he is offered a deal – the two can go free if Charlie kills his older, more vicious brother, Arthur (Danny Huston). With Ray Winstone, Emily Watson and John Hurt. “A near-masterpiece of mood and menace, and one that deserves to be seen on the largest screen possible.” - Ty Burr, The Boston Globe.


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