HEAVENLY CREATURES
1994, Park Circus, 99 min, New Zealand, Dir: Peter Jackson

“It was our intention to make a film about a friendship that went terribly wrong,” said director Peter Jackson of this acclaimed look at the run-up to a notorious 1954 killing in Christchurch, New Zealand. In strong screen debuts, Kate Winslet and Melanie Lynskey play obsessive teens who bond over an imagined world and eventually murder the mother they fear will separate them. The remarkable re-creation of the girls’ inner lives is aided by Jackson’s wonderfully visualized fantasy sequences and voice-overs drawn from actual diary entries.


THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY
2012, Warner Bros., 169 min, USA, Dir: Peter Jackson

This first film in an epic three-part adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien's famed fantasy novel follows hobbit Bilbo Baggins as he leads a group of dwarves to liberate Lonely Mountain from a dragon. Many of the actors from director Peter Jackson's acclaimed LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy reprise their roles here.


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