August Ablaze

August Ablaze

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 21st 2018

Coolly comical crooks execute a complex Big Apple heist caper. Another badass New Yorker lands in the mob’s gunsights and resolves to take them down on her own (Academy Award®-nominated!) terms. A supremely capable martial artist launches a frontal assault on the Chicago Mafia and a Thai drug kingpin. Raw British military recruits in a Malaysian hotspot simultaneously grapple with dual manhood initiations, lightheartedly in the ways of the flesh, tragically in the carnage of combat. In an array of movies both widely treasured and somewhat overlooked, Twilight Time’s August release slate will leave you breathless, not just with the cinematic greats involved in front of the camera, but also with the superbly suspenseful behind-the-scenes moviemaking craft – all including glinting moments of subversive humor – that will hold you in a sweat-inducing grip.

Premiering August 21 are: Gloria (1980), starring Gena Rowlands, Buck Henry and Julie Carmen, directed by John Cassavetes, score by Bill Conti; The Hot Rock (1972), starring Robert Redford, George Segal, Ron Leibman and Paul Sand, directed by Peter Yates, score by Quincy Jones; Rapid Fire (1992), starring Brandon Lee, Powers Boothe and Nick Mancuso, directed by Dwight H. Little, score by Christopher Young; and The Virgin Soldiers (1969), starring Lynn Redgrave, Hywel Bennett, Nigel Patrick, and Nigel Davenport, directed by John Dexter, score by Peter Greenwell. Details of each will follow in July.