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 Posted:   Oct 5, 2013 - 12:06 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Not the most exciting year for domestic cinema. Fargo is by far the film of the year for me. We also see breakthrough films from Danny Boyle and the Dardennes, and debuts from both Paul Thomas and Wes Anderson as well as the Wachowskis. Plus the first film of Deepa Mehta's Elements trilogy and Stephen Chow's first really good movie. A small number of good movies, but unless I'm missing some a paucity of great ones. A couple really good documentaries, though.

Fargo (The Coen Brothers)

Comrades: Almost a Love Story (Peter Chan)

Shall We Dance? (Masayuki Suo)

Trainspotting (Danny Boyle)

Lone Star (John Sayles)

Prisoner of the Mountains (Sergey Bodrov)

Sling Blade (Billy Bob Thornton)

La Promesse (Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne)

Secrets & Lies (Mike Leigh)

Kolya (Jan Sverák)

Some others: When We Were Kings, Microcosmos, Big Night, Breaking the Waves, Shine, Hard Eight, Paradise Lost, Citizen Ruth, Fly Away Home, Hamlet, Manny & lo, Ponette, The Whole Wide World, The English Patient, Ridicule, Beyond Silence, Box of Moonlight, Lilies, Looking for Richard, Mother Night, Trees Lounge, Bottle Rocket, The People vs Larry Flynt, Bound, Fire, Flirting with Disaster, Foreign Land, Get on the Bus, Primal Fear, Brassed Off, Freeway, The Other Side of Sunday, Jerry Maguire, Michael Collins, The Ogre, The Crucible, The Birdcage, The God of Cookery

So 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
1991: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=98888
1992: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=98950
1993: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=98978
1994: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=99133
1995: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=99262

 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2013 - 12:57 PM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

I need to see more films from this year - I'm one short of a top ten.

1. Jerry Maguire (Crowe)

2. Hamlet (Branagh)

3. Bottle Rocket (W. Anderson)

4. Fargo (the Coens)

5. Evita (Parker)

6. Hard Eight (PT Anderson)

7. Sling Blade (Thornton)

8. That Thing You Do! (Hanks)

9. Big Night (Tucci/ C. Scott)

still need to see: A Summer's Tale, Kansas City, The Van, To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday, The Spitfire Grill, Ridicule, La Promesse, At Full Gallop, Shall We Dance.

 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2013 - 2:21 PM   
 By:   Essankay   (Member)

  • FARGO
  • IRMA VEP
  • LONE STAR
  • LA PROMESSE
  • RIDICULE
  • WAITING FOR GUFFMAN

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     Posted:   Oct 5, 2013 - 4:04 PM   
     By:   Angelillo   (Member)

    My 5 favourite films from 1996, not including the obvious out-of-competition status for
    Sandrine Veysset's Y'AURA-T'IL DE LA NEIGE A NOËL ? are : :


    BRASSED OFF
    COMMENT JE ME SUIS DISPUTE...(MA VIE SEXUELLE)
    FEW OF US
    LOOKING FOR RICHARD
    PONETTE

     
     Posted:   Oct 5, 2013 - 4:33 PM   
     By:   Freejack   (Member)



    1996

    1# - SCREAM - 10/10

    2# - THE GHOST AND THE DARKNESS - 10/10

    3# - MULTIPLICITY - 10/10

    4# - THE ROCK - 8/10

    5# - THE SUBSTITUTE - 8/10

    6# - THE FRIGHTENERS - 7/10

    7# - BROKEN ARROW - 7/10

    8# - DAYLIGHT - 6/10

    9# - TRAINSPOTTING - 6/10

    10# - FROM DUSK TILL DAWN - 6/10

     
     Posted:   Oct 5, 2013 - 5:48 PM   
     By:   mastadge   (Member)

    How did I forget Waiting for Guffman?

    4# - THE ROCK - 8/10

    6# - THE FRIGHTENERS - 7/10


    I used to love these. I'm contemplating revisiting them but afraid I'll just ruin fun memories.

    Angelillo, thanks as always for movies I've never even heard of! Y'aura t'il de la neige à Noël? sounds like a beaut.

     
     
     Posted:   Oct 6, 2013 - 3:21 AM   
     By:   Angelillo   (Member)


    Angelillo, thanks as always for movies I've never even heard of! Y'aura t'il de la neige à Noël? sounds like a beaut.


    It is.

    The kind of movie it makes you feel you're watching actual people, with whom you share moments of life.

    For better or worse.





     
     Posted:   Oct 6, 2013 - 5:36 AM   
     By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

    How did I forget Waiting for Guffman?

    4# - THE ROCK - 8/10

    6# - THE FRIGHTENERS - 7/10


    I used to love these. I'm contemplating revisiting them but afraid I'll just ruin fun memories.


    How did you forget Scream mastadge? Not even in your special mentions/runners-up paragraph? Or were you not that into it?

     
     Posted:   Oct 6, 2013 - 5:38 AM   
     By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

    1# - SCREAM - 10/10

    2# - THE GHOST AND THE DARKNESS - 10/10


    Nice Freejack. Scream is one of my all-time favorites and TG&TD is a surprisingly fun adventure film, one of the times when I just did not want the movie to end because I was enjoying it so much.

     
     Posted:   Oct 9, 2013 - 3:43 PM   
     By:   ToneRow   (Member)

    Trois vies et une seule mort by Raul Ruiz

     
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