Night Moves Queen's Film Theatre By Tara McEvoy
AS PArt of the festival's My Noir: Belfast season, on Wednesday 1975 crime thriller Night Moves grace the QFt's silver screen.
A punchy cult classic crammed with enough twists and turns to give a viewer whiplash, the film sees Gene hackman in star as brooding private investigator harry Moseby. As fictional detectives go, Moseby is cookie-cutter: haunted by a troubled past, hell-bent on a mission to get to the bottom of a case. This case provides the major dramatic catalyst for the first half of the film, as our Pi is
shipped out to hunt down a 16-year-old runaway from an affluent suburb of Los Angeles. Moseby's desperate race against time to find her is the best section of the movie - it's edge-of-the-seat stuff. As soon as this mystery is solved, however, instead of genuine intrigue, one unbelievable plot twist follows another. Ultimately more Starksy and Hutch than Sam Spade - with big moustaches and even bigger plot holes - Night Moves is a fun watch, if a little dated.