Seeing as the 84th Academy Awards are tomorrow evening, I thought it would be relevant to post a film that virtually swept the Oscars in its year, and deservedly so. The Silence of the Lambs (1991) was a move that scared the hell out of me as a young boy, but I would not have traded seeing it in a theater for most anything. You are talking about a film that won Best Picture, Best Director, Best (Adapted) Screenplay, AND, to boot, Best Actor (Anthony Hopkins) and Best Actress (Jodie Foster) in leading roles. Very rare, indeed.
This is not your run of the mill thriller or horror flick, but rather a gripping psychological puzzle that reaches out, grabs ahold of you, and takes you on a ride that you will remember for years to come. The plot centers around a young female FBI agent that is trying to solve a string of murders, and needs the help of the brilliant but dangerous Dr. Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter. Memorable supporting roles by Scott Glenn and Ted Levine put this over the top and into the upper echelon of the top ten films I have ever seen.