(Martin Scorsese, 1983) 12.50am, Film4
The late Jerry Lewis proved himself a fine actor in Scorsese’s dark satirical comedy. Lewis is legendary TV showman Jerry Langford, who is stalked by Robert De Niro’s weirdo superfan Rupert Pupkin. Abetted by the equally disturbed Masha (Sandra Bernhard), Pupkin, a wannabe king of standup, hatches a plot to kidnap Langford to win TV primetime. It’s an excruciatingly uncomfortable study of sad fantasy and sinister reality.