Director: Jerry Schatzberg
Starring: Al Pacino, Kitty Winn
This time Netflix's recommendations included Primal Fear, Bill Cunningham New York, Chasing Mavericks, Jack Reacher, The Score, This Means War, Fracture, Friends with Kids and, most intriguingly of all, The Panic in Needle Park, the film which contains Al Pacino's first starring role. Having been curious about this film for a while, I made it my selection and it turned out to be a pretty good one - though I had some doubts that it would be during the film's first 15 overly self-conscious minutes. However, once the film settled down and actually starting living in its setting, it became a wholly engrossing drama about two people caught in the cycle of addiction.