Film of the day: The Parallax View

The Parallax View

Classic psychological thriller starring Warren Beatty as an ambitious reporter who picks at the threads of a story after a US senator is murdered.

With witnesses to the politician’s death mysteriously dropping dead, Beatty finds himself entwined in a sinister corporate conspiracy that is likely to cost him his life.

Directed by Alan J Pakula, who also did the excellent All the President’s Men, this is a clever and well-paced film that serves as a timely reminder that the activities of powerful lobby groups are not as benign as they would like you to believe.

The Parallax View – Thursday at 8.00pm on Sky Cinema Greats.