Get Carter (1971)
Oh, for the days when they made blunt and brutal noir
thrillers with names like Get Carter (1971; 2:30 + 7 pm) and Point
Blank (1967; 5 + 9:30 pm). In the former, directed by Mike Hodges,
Michael Caine stars as the title British hood who suspects foul play in his
brother's death and scours the grimy streets of Newcastle in search of remorseless payback.
In the latter, directed by John Boorman, Lee Marvin plays a hired killer, double-crossed
and left for dead, who then tracks down those responsible in search of
remorseless payback - of the $93,000 owed him. They screen on Friday, August 10 as part of the Classic
Tough Guys series at the Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St, Cambridge
| $9.75; $7.75 students; $6.75 seniors | 617.876.6837 or brattlefilm.org.