The Panic in Needle Park

The Panic in Needle Park ★★★★

This is probably really a three-and-a-half star movie, but it's photographed so viscerally; the long lens shots and the gritty urbanism of 1970s New York are riveting, and I’m such a sucker for that stuff so I can't resist bumping it up a half a star. The performances are also great; both Kittie Winn and Al Pacino feel like they're really living within the skins of their roles.