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 Posted:   Sep 7, 2013 - 3:17 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Another year with a couple great movies and a couple great miniseries and then the other half of my list is much more equivocal. Don't really feel terribly strong about anything after the Kieslowski, and could easily swap #5-10 with others. I must be missing some exciting cinema this year, right?

Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee)

My Left Foot (Jim Sheridan)

Lonesome Dove (Simon Wincer)

The Decalogue (Krzysztof Kieslowski)

Jesus of Montreal (Denys Arcand)

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Steven Spielberg)

The Abyss (James Cameron)

Henry V (Kenneth Branagh)

Glory (Edward Zwick)

Kiki's Delivery Service (Hayao Miyazaki)

Some other notable films: For All Mankind, Heathers, sex, lies, and videotape, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, Drugstore Cowboy, When Harry Met Sally, Say Anything. . ., The Fabulous Baker Boys, Field of Dreams, Crimes and Misdemeanors, Mystery Train, Santa Sangre, Batman, Dead Poets Society, The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover, A Dry White Season, Life and Nothing But, Born on the Fourth of July, Back to the Future: Part II, Casualties of War, Dead Calm, The Little Mermaid, Cousins, Farewell to the King, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Last Exit to Brooklyn, In Country

What are your favorites of the year? What have I missed? What should I check out?

Previous years:
1983 & 1984: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=98398
1985: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=98451
1986: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=98490
1987: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=98554
1988: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=98660

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 7, 2013 - 3:46 PM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

I love Indian Jones and the Last Crusade, more than any of the others I think. Connery just makes this picture.

The Abyss is really terrific, until about the last 20 minutes.

I recall this summer well, skipping school to see 70mm presentations of Abyss and Star Trek V.
Yeah, I know Star Trek V does not make 'the list' but it was a hard summer for me with personal stuff with the family, I was really young and full of worries. I recall going to the showings, rather many times I think, and it was pure escapism. The Abyss and Star Trek V stand out and especially therapeutic to my soul at the time. For V, there was something about returning to see my afterschool rerun buddies hitting the movies one more time - scabs and all. They reminded me, always of simpler times when I was a kid.

It is also very cool that Cameron filmed part of Abyss in the Abandoned Cherokee Nuclear power plant, with the sets actually built into the tanks. Really cool.


You have really fine taste in movies Mastadge

 
 Posted:   Sep 7, 2013 - 3:48 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Thanks for mentioning Star Trek V. That and Ghostbusters 2 were certainly played plenty in my youth!

 
 Posted:   Sep 7, 2013 - 4:06 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

In no particular order.....

1) Lethal Weapon 2
2) The Little Mermaid
3) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
4) The Abyss
5) Parenthood
6) Born on the 4th of July

Won't make it to 10 this year.

 
 Posted:   Sep 7, 2013 - 4:09 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Won't make it to 10 this year.

Just wait until we get into the 90s! big grin

 
 Posted:   Sep 7, 2013 - 4:27 PM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

1. Field of Dreams (Robinson)

2. Mystery Train (Jarmusch)

3. Henry V (Branagh)

4. Say Anything… (Crowe)

5. Glory (Zwick)

6. New York Stories (Scosese, Coppola, Allen)

7. Born on the Fourth of July (Stone)

8. Casualties of War (DePalma)

9. The Rainbow (Russell)

10. Sea of Love (Becker)

also good: Crimes and Misdemeanors, Licence to Kill, The 'Burbs, IJ and the Last Crusade, Batman, Back to the Future II.

still need to see: The Decalogue, Romero, Eat a Bowl of Tea, The Fabulous Baker Boys, Triumph of the Spirit.

 
 Posted:   Sep 7, 2013 - 6:45 PM   
 By:   Michaelware   (Member)

Always
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Born on the Fourth of July
Farewell to the King
John Woo's The Killer
The burbs
Warlock
Casualties of War
Black Rain
Batman - the only worthy batshit flic.
and some other stuff I cant remember, I had stuff to do back then

Scores- farewell to the king, always, winter people, born on the fourth of July, last crusade, warlock, casualties of war

 
 Posted:   Sep 7, 2013 - 8:28 PM   
 By:   Essankay   (Member)

  • CRIMES & MISDEMEANORS
  • DRUGSTORE COWBOY
  • JESUS OF MONTREAL
  • MONSIEUR HIRE
  • MUSIC BOX
  • MY LEFT FOOT
  • THE PLOT AGAINST HARRY

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     Posted:   Sep 8, 2013 - 2:06 AM   
     By:   Angelillo   (Member)

    My 5 favourite films from 1989, not including the obvious out-of-competition status for
    Weir's DEAD POETS SOCIETY are :


    CHE ORA E
    CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS
    HENRY V
    LA BANDE DES QUATRE
    TROP BELLE POUR TOI

     
     
     Posted:   Sep 8, 2013 - 4:12 AM   
     By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

    The only one I can really recall liking is "Batman".

     
     Posted:   Sep 8, 2013 - 5:50 AM   
     By:   Freejack   (Member)

    A great year for comedy's, my 3 favourites* are from this year.

    1# - ROAD HOUSE - 10/10

    2# - THE BURBS* - 10/10

    3# - BEST OF THE BEST - 10/10

    4# - MAJOR LEAGUE* - 10/10

    5# - AN INNOCENT MAN - 9/10

    6# - BLACK RAIN - 9/10

    7# - WEEKEND AT BERNIES* - 9/10

    8# - LETHAL WEAPON 2 - 8/10

    9# - LEVIATHAN - 8/10

    10# - BACK TO THE FUTURE II - 8/10

     
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