Ronald Neame's HOPSCOTCH & Richard Lester's THE RITZ
Ronald Neame's HOPSCOTCH (R, 1980, 105 min)
The inimitable comic team of Walter Matthau and Glenda Jackson star in this nimble tale of international intrigue from British filmmaker Ronald Neame. Based on Brian Garfield's best-selling novel, the blithe thriller centers on Miles Kendig (Matthau), a disillusioned retired CIA agent who, with the help of a savvy Viennese widow (Jackson), threatens to publish his memoirs and expose the innermost secrets of every major intelligence agency in the world. Despite being in major hot water with his former colleagues, Kendig refuses to get in line because he's having too much fun.
Richard Lester's THE RITZ (R, 1976, 91 min)
As a Cleveland sanitation company owner reasons, a New York all-male bathhouse is ideal for hiding from his murderous brother-in-law. But what this new arrival and his fellow patrons get is an exercise in manic mayhem from director Richard Lester. Jack Weston, Jerry Stiller, F. Murray Abraham, Rita Moreno and Treat Williams add to the tasty guest list.
Friday, June 15