Angel Heart

Angel Heart ★★★★

Alan Parker was surely one of the most versatile, reliable directors around. This lush slab of supernatural tension is no exception. His decision to move the latter half of the movie to New Orleans is perfect. The nearly monochrome New York set the stage as a noir, and the saturated colors of Louisiana make us feel just as out of place as poor Harry.

Mickey Rourke hadn’t gotten weird yet, and De Niro was young. (Was he doing a Walken impression in that introductory scene?) All in all this was unexpectedly fun.

Hooptober 9
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Prompt: watch a movie from 8 different decades (1980s)

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