The Best Old Movies On a Big Screen This Week: February 18-24

02/18/2015 8:16 AM |


10 to Midnight (1981)
Directed by J. Lee Thompson
Seasoned Hollywood veteran Thompson (The Guns of Navarone, Cape Fear) directs this Charles Bronson vehicle produced by the legendary Cannon Films. Part cop drama, part slasher, all sleazefest, 10 to Midnight follows Bronson’s standard-issue tough guy hunting down a sex psycho who likes to murder in the buff. Like other quintessential genre entries from Cannon’s massive 80s output, there’s a certain purity to how thoroughly the film commits to its almost nonstop display of violence and nudity. Thompson would direct Bronson five more times over the next six years, culminating with the director’s last film, the equally trashy Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects. Zach Clark (Feb 21, 3pm at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s “Film Comment Selects’” Cannon Films sidebar)