After Hours

Martin Scorsese | 1985 | ★★★★½
In Scorsese’s blackly comic nocturnal nightmare, a self-centred word processor’s (Griffin Dunne) late evening jaunt to Soho for a date with a girl (Rosanna Arquette) that he met in a coffee shop quickly takes a turn for the worse when he loses all of his money and finds himself surrounded by various oddballs and weirdos, but comes to worse still when a gang of vigilantes mistakenly take him for a prolific local burglar. Sharp writing, dynamic direction, a delicious score, and a raft of memorable performances combine to generally and oft painfully hilarious effect.