We list the top films to catch at this year's Park City movie marathon
"The Killer Inside Me"
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Cast: Casey Affleck, Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba, Bill Pullman, Simon Baker
Public Premiere: 1/24 9:30 PM
Why: Jim Thompson's novel has been long admired by filmmakers, and no less than Stanley Kubrick once called it "the perfect book." Yet every previous attempt to film it ended in disaster, and even this attempt was on-again/off-again until the very last moment. What's the appeal? It's a story of a small-town sheriff (Affleck) who shows the whole world a dopey, slow, half-witted face while secretly harboring the heart of a monster, and Michael Winterbottom, one of the most diverse directors working, might have pulled off the impossible and finally wrestled this one onto the screen intact. A promotional reel that leaked last year was very promising, and we have our fingers crossed for one cold, terrifying ride.
- Drew McWeeny