After all the dark and quirky weirdness Lynch shifts into first gear, faces the sun and gives us a gentle, lingering meditation of a man who hopes to make amends with his brother. Alvin Straight (Richard Farnsworth) drives his lawnmower 320 miles from Lauren, Iowa to Mount Zion, Wisconsin to try and heal the rift. After working solidly in Hollywood since 1937, Farnsworth’s final film is the triumph of his career. Presented by Dawna Friesen (Global News).
Just in time for Christmas … the noirest of the noir and the last extravaganza that Orson Welles directed for a Hollywood studio, Touch of Evil is considered to be one his greatest movies achievements. There is a lot of plot, but it’s more of a character story about the grunting, wheezing detective Hank Quinlan (Orson Welles), a man who is truly in hell. The concept of borders and "crossing the line" is essential to Touch of Evil as many taboo topics are addressed in this baroque nightmare of a south-of-the-border mystery.