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 Posted:   Sep 15, 2013 - 6:03 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

More good movies than I remembered as I was trawling through films of this year. Jeunet before he started erring more on the side of twee than delightfully weird, James Cameron's last great action movie, the Coens' ode to writer's block, a great Australian pic with early roles from Hugo Weaving and Russell Crowe, plus a whole lot of good childhood movies too.

Delicatessen (Marc Caro & Jean-Pierre Jeunet)

Flirting (John Duigan)

Barton Fink (The Coen Brothers)

The Commitments (Alan Parker)

The Fisher King (Terry Gilliam)

Raise the Red Lantern (Zhang Yimou)

The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme)

City of Hope (John Sayles)

Proof (Jocelyn Moorhouse)

Black Robe (Bruce Beresford)

Other notable films: Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Hear My Song, Dogfight, Thelma and Louise, Boyz N the Hood, L.A. Story, Mediterraneo, The Indian Runner, My Own Private Idaho, JFK, The Lovers on the Bridge, The Beautiful Troublemaker, Europa, Impromptu, Let Him Have It, Mississippi Masala, All the Mornings of the World, Sólo Con Tu Pareja, The Double Life of Veronique, Homicide, Beauty and the Beast, Night on Earth, City Slickers, Bugsy, City Slickers, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Naked Lunch, Cape Fear, The Rocketeer, White Fang, The Addams Family, What About Bob?, Backdraft

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
1989: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=98706
1990: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=98793

 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2013 - 6:09 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Oh, and we can't forget John Lurie's epic Fishing With John!

 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2013 - 6:29 AM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

In no particular order.....

1) Terminator 2
2) Star Trek VI
3) JFK
4) The Silence of the Lambs
5) What About Bob
6) Beauty And The Beast


This is the last time I can participate in these year-by-year lists, as 1991 was the last year I felt motivated to go to theaters. My interest in movies dried up after that.

 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2013 - 6:58 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Just out of curiosity, do you still watch older movies or did your interest in movies go away altogether? In other words, was it the new movies that didn't interest you, or was it that your interests moved away from movies in general?

 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2013 - 7:24 AM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

Just out of curiosity, do you still watch older movies or did your interest in movies go away altogether? In other words, was it the new movies that didn't interest you, or was it that your interests moved away from movies in general?

I felt that new movies just didn't pique my interest anymore. Only on occasion did I venture to a theater to see a new film, such as 1993's Jurassic Park. I saw a few films in 1997 and then went 12 years before going to a theater again. I do still love pre-90's film and film music as the 1980's decade was my big filmgoing period. I'm always hoping something new will get me back to the theater, though. I still watch films from my DVD collection quite often.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2013 - 7:58 AM   
 By:   Angelillo   (Member)

My 5 favourite films from 1991, not including the obvious out-of-competition status for
Rivette's LA BELLE NOISEUSE (long version) are :

DEAD AGAIN
EUROPA
KAFKA
THE INDIAN RUNNER
TOTO LE HERO

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2013 - 8:53 AM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

JFK
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2013 - 9:41 AM   
 By:   Essankay   (Member)

  • A BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY
  • THE DOUBLE LIFE OF VERONIQUE
  • EUROPA
  • PROSPERO'S BOOKS
  • RAISE THE RED LANTERN
  • THE STRANGER

  •  
     Posted:   Sep 15, 2013 - 9:50 AM   
     By:   solium   (Member)

    In alphabetical order*

    (1) An American Tail: Fievel Goes West
    (2) Beauty and the Beast
    (3) Cape Fear
    (4) The Rocketeer **
    (5) Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    * Pretty slim pickens. frown
    ** Probably my 3rd favorite film. Certainly in the top five.

     
     Posted:   Sep 15, 2013 - 10:23 AM   
     By:   ToneRow   (Member)

    My 5 favourite films from 1991, not including the obvious out-of-competition status for
    Rivette's LA BELLE NOISEUSE (long version) are :

    ...
    EUROPA
    KAFKA...


    Wow! 3 of Angelillo's favorites from 1991 are my own, too. smile



    LA BELLE NOISEUSE is not only my favorite one from '91, it's also my favorite film from the entire 1990s + on my 'top 25' list of faves.

     
     Posted:   Sep 15, 2013 - 11:29 AM   
     By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

    1. Barton Fink (the Coens)

    2. The Double Life of Veronique (Kieslowski)

    3. Jungle Fever (S. Lee)

    4. Night on Earth (Jarmusch)

    5. Backdraft (Howard)

    6. L.A. Story (M. Jackson)

    7. Delicatessen (Jeunet)

    8. The Rocketeer (Johnston)

    9. Homicide (Mamet)

    10. The Commitments (Parker)

    still need to see: La Belle Noiseuse, Billy Bathgate, Hear My Song, Johnny Stecchino, Queens Logic, Raise the Red Lantern, Rhapsody in August, The Suspended Step of the Stork, Until the End of the World.

     
     Posted:   Sep 15, 2013 - 2:49 PM   
     By:   Freejack   (Member)



    1# - BACKDRAFT - 10/10

    2# - K2: THE ULTIMATE HIGH (The Directors Cut with Hans Zimmer's music) - 10/10

    3# - TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY - 9/10

    4# - HARLEY DAVIDSON AND THE MARLBORO MAN - 8/10

    5# - POINT BREAK - 8/10

    6# - TOY SOLDIERS - 8/10

    7# - BUGSY - 8/10

    8# - THE ARMOUR OF GOD 2: OPERATION CONDOR (the original version) - 8/10

    9# - THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 8/10

    10# - THE LAST BOYSCOUT - 8/10


    Would love a double release of Hans Zimmers and Chaz Jankels score to K2: THE ULTIMATE HIGH.

     
     Posted:   Sep 16, 2013 - 6:52 AM   
     By:   mastadge   (Member)

    Looks like I need to see La belle noiseuse! I'm thinking a double-feature with Andrei Rublev should make for a nice light art-themed night at the movies!

    I guess I should also revisit Backdraft. I've been meaning to revisit a lot of Ron Howard's early catalog, but I find him such a boring director now that I'm afraid I'll think the same of movies I used to really like.

     
     
     Posted:   Sep 16, 2013 - 7:19 AM   
     By:   Angelillo   (Member)

    Looks like I need to see La belle noiseuse!

    Make sure it's the 4 hours-long cut because Rivette did a 2 hours-long recut titled LA BELLE NOISEUSE : DIVERTIMENTO.
    And the best way to discover that movie is in a theater on a large screen with a nice sound system. Watching the 4 hours-long cut on a TV screen could be a complete different (read "inferior") sensualist experience...


    I guess I should also revisit Backdraft.

    I only remember some nice yet brief social focusings on galloping pauperization, a quite rare concern at that time in these kind of movies.

     
     
     Posted:   Sep 16, 2013 - 7:20 AM   
     By:   Angelillo   (Member)


    Wow! 3 of Angelillo's favorites from 1991 are my own, too.


    Les grands esprits se rencontrent !

    big grin

     
     
     Posted:   Sep 16, 2013 - 8:24 AM   
     By:   Ado   (Member)

    Beauty and the Beast is a lovely, almost perfect film.

    The Undiscovered Country was really good, but I had some trouble with the elegiac quality.
    Seeing them retire was rather bittersweet. Of course we saw a few of them just a short time later in Generations.

     
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