Angel Heart

Angel Heart ★★★★

Alan Parker's great contribution to this was moving it to New Orleans, suffusing it with not just mystery but some good old fashioned exoticism (I'm willing to admit it's vaguely problematic representationally, but still). What's even more fascinating is how much of this predates JACOB'S LADDER and yet with its startling patience and bursts of violence and chiaroscuro, you'd be forgiven for mistaking it as an Adrian Lyne movie. However, unlike JACOB'S, it's a better movie once you know the twist. Lisa Bonet was an all-time great 80's ingenue.