Cape Fear
1991
****½
Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Juliette Lewis, Joe Don Baker

A strongly acted, powerful remake of the 1962 revenge thriller. Once again Max Cady, a convicted rapist, seeks revenge on his defence attorney who wronged him years ago. This time the lawyer is not squeaky-clean and his Lolitaesque daughter ends up in the eye of the storm. Martin Scorsese seems to be enjoying himself with this genre film, which is stunningly shot, edited and directed. The ending, however, is not the strongest part. The haunting Bernard Herrmann score from the original sticks to your head.