My 50 Favourite Films (updated 22/01/2013) (50 movies items)
If you want to completely depress yourself, this film is for you. A harrowing and uncompromising film about how drug addiction can make you lose grasp of reality and logic. The acting is one of the most heartbreaking and sympathetic I have seen in a film, especially from Ellen Burstyn, who delivers a creepy and pitiful performance as an old woman obsessed with youth. The cinematography is so effective at depicting drug addiction that it can sometimes become down right unpleasant and ugly to wat"