Crime Watch

“A fascinating dichotomy between right and wrong has afforded the crime genre its enduring, somewhat twisted appeal.” (Zach Yusof)

From thriller to comedy and classic to contemporary, Crime Watch offers a diverse and provocative glimpse into the cinematic criminal world. Curated by Laura O’Connor and Sam Sheplawy.

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Crime: Clue

  • Jul 21 (2015) @ 7pm

Colonel Mustard in the library with a candlestick? How about Ms. Scarlet in the study with a gun? If you’re dying to find out who done it, it’s time to join us at the final screening in the Crime Watch series and watch the classic crime comedy, Clue

Crime: Bound

  • Jun 16 (2015) @ 7pm

The first film co-directed by the Wachowski Brothers tells a noir story filled with sex and violence. Corky is a cool ex-con and apartment-building cleaner meets Violet, the quick-witted moll of a Mob money launderer. Violet falls for Corky, Corky falls for Violet, and the two women hatch a plan to swipe two million Mafia bucks - provided they can trust each other.

Crime: The Pink Panther

  • May 19 (2015) @ 7pm

How far will the awkward Inspector Clouseau (Peter Sellers) go to capture a thief? To what ridiculous depths will that thief descend to capture a priceless gem? How far will a woman go to aid her husband inspector’s arch-nemesis? You’ll find those answers here with a weird combination of James Bond sultriness and keystone cops comedy.

Crime: Homicidal

  • Apr 21 (2015) @ 7pm

Homicidal is a variation on the old-dark-house-with-a-family-secret formula coupled with a sex change twist. Although Castle rarely made forays into the crime genre, he produced his rendition of cinematic madness just one year after Psycho’s release, and helped initiate the 'slasher' genre.

Crime: Psycho

  • Mar 17 (2015) @ 7pm

What seemingly begins as a taut crime flick about a blond on the lam veers into the shadowy territory of a twisted murderer plagued by macabre fantasies, and becomes a surreal portrait of psychosis that draws the audience into the claustrophobic, off-kilter world of a sick mind. Part thriller, part horror story, Psycho shocked audiences when it was first released, and the twist ending still makes the uninitiated jump.

Crime: Shawshank Redemption

  • Feb 17 (2015) @ 6:30pm
The multiracial Buddy Cop movie is a veritable cottage industry in the crime genre, with versions multiracial odd-couples proliferating past and present. But not all of these duos are on the enforcement side of the law. Crime Watch delves into... view more

Crime: Crime Wave

  • Jan 20 (2015) @ 7pm
Steven Penny (writer-director John Paizs) is a frustrated filmmaker whose landlord’s teenage daughter develops an odd obsession with the loner-loser. Their relationship gets odder as Penny takes ever-more extreme measures to finish his script and the film’s very narrative structure... view more

Crime: Die Hard 2

  • Dec 16 (2014) @ 7pm
Bruce Willis and Christmas go together like cookies and milk – at least Crime Watch thinks so. But poor John McClane just can’t enjoy a moment of holiday cheer. After his heroic handling of the Nakatomi Hostage Crisis exactly one... view more

Crime: Se7en

  • Nov 18 (2014) @ 7pm
7 macabre, Old Testament style murders, 2 mismatched homicide detectives, 1 self-righteous sociopath with a biblical axe to grind, and 1 mysterious box. Put them together, drop them into the urban and moral decay of a bleak New York Cityscape,... view more

Crime: Maniac Cop

  • Oct 21 (2014) @ 7pm
A maniac dressed in a cop’s uniform is loose on the streets of New York. While the city tears itself apart trying to find the culprit, an officer’s wife gets an anonymous tip that her husband Jack (Bruce Campbell) is... view more

Crime: Brick

  • Sep 16 (2014) @ 7pm
Inspired by the crime novels of Dashiell Hammett and other masters of Hardboiled fiction, Rian Johnson’s debut film _Brick_ sets noir-drenched mystery in a modern-day California high school. With the discovery of his ex-girlfriend’s body in a storm drain, outsider... view more

Crime: Blue Ruin

  • Aug 19 (2014) @ 7pm
Dwight Evans (Macon Blair) is a mysterious drifter whose quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal... view more

Crime: Dirty Harry

  • Jul 15 (2014) @ 7pm
_Dirty Harry_ was sold on this simple pitch: “A cop who was more violent than the criminals he chases.” Armed with his famous 44 Magnum, Inspector Harry Callahan might be exactly what the city of San Francisco needs with the... view more
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