The films "North Dallas Forty" and "Cold Turkey" give cause to suspect that the phrase, 'to win at all costs' may be as inspirational as it sounds.
Nicholas Ray is one of few film directors capable of pushing melodrama to the brink of absurdity without losing his audience. With "Bigger Than Life," Ray pushes even further and the result is one of the most dynamic piece of cinema ever created. Combine Ray's film with Arthur Hiller's "The Hospital," written by Paddy Chayefsky and starring George C. Scott, and you have an evening that will unsettle whatever comfort you have with the medical industry.
"The Quiet American" (2002) and "Coming Home" (1978) are both love stories wrapped inside a political film - or perhaps its the other way around. Either way, politics have a way of mucking-up romance.