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Title:   The Hit
Director:   Stephen Frears
Year:   1984
Genre:    
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   11.11.17

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11.11.17DVDThis Screening is part of event: DVRfest 2017
Stack 2, film 7: The Hit. Moving ahead 30 years but staying British, this early Stephen Frears movie is kind of like Midnight Run but dramatic instead of funny. I found it pretty decent, but surprisingly 80s. The Eric Clapton title song and all the cars... even though they're driving through Spain, something about the film stock or filters that they use give it a flat bland look. Terrence Stamp, John Hurt, and a very young Tim Roth are all good in it but I didn't find it terribly suspenseful or, dare I say it, Criterion Worthy? It seemed like just a movie to me... I guess the supplements would tell me why they love it so.

Ok, it's midnight... let's do one more. Let's see if this near-impossible streak of 5 Criterion discs in a row all in English will continue or not...
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