My Top Ten Favorite Films Of 1992:
I'm in love with Bitter Moon. I've probably watched it about 50 times. Does that make me crazier than Peter Coyote and Emmanuelle Seigner in this movie?
Paul Verhoeven's slick and sexy thriller never fails to keep me thoroughly entertaining. No one makes 'em like Verhoeven.
Paul Schrader's absorbing character study of a drug dealer. I may be alone on this, but I feel it's totally on par with his other fascinating peeks into a man's dark side and search for redemption like Taxi Driver and American Gigolo.
Woody Allen's biting comedy-drama about divorce is the perfect cross of the genres. With hilarious work by Judy Davis and Sydney Pollack.
John Sayles' glimpse into the lives of two women from very different backgrounds and their friendship is one of the most insightful movies in quite some time. With Superlative performances by it's 2 leads.
Under Siege is the action film of the year. Fun, smart and entertaining.
I'm just a cook. A lowly, lowly cook.
Abel Ferrara's original bad cop movie is equally exhilarating as it is depressing. Great work by Harvey Keitel in a go-for-broke performance.
Wayne's World is the kind of movie you'd think would date very easily, but it holds up surprisingly well. It's still funny and smart after all these years.
Barbet Schroeder's seemingly throwaway "from hell" thriller really sticks with me. It's very well made and acted. And a lot like Basic Instinct, it's in turns classy and sleazy.
Hard Promises is a relationship comedy about a man who chases after the family he's neglected for years. William Petersen and Sissy Spacek really shine in this cozy, small town movie with authentic laughs and heart.Top 10 Horror:
The scariest film of the 90's. Candyman is a masterpiece of mood and chills.
There aren't many films like Raising Cain. It's the kind of film that needs to be watched several times to really appreciate. It took me a couple of views to make me mad with delight.
Sam Raimi's third entry in his Evil Dead Franchise is pure stylized craziness. A lot of fun, and a movie I can watch over and over and still get a kick out of each and every time.
The movie that Stephen King wrote directly for the screen. I know this movie doesn't have a lot of fans, but I find it a total hoot. It's pure horror cheese goodness.
Family Ties' Brian Bonsall takes his trademark cute and turns it up a notch or two with a whole lot of menace and murder in this hilarious horror movie co-starring Melrose Place's Josie Bissett as the object of his affection (!)
Directed by George Milhaka (My Bloody Valentine) The Psychic is a mostly forgotten but totally atmospheric Horror picture from Canada. Stars genre favorites Zach Galligan and Catherine Mary Stewart.
A fitting second sequel. Hellraiser III is inventive visually and is consistently entertaining.
This sequel to the bloody good 1989 film is better than it probably should be. Decent chills and atmospheric Photography by Russell Carpenter (Lady In White, Sole Survivor, Titanic)
The silly post-modern horror-comedy that predates New Nightmare and Scream. There's Nothing Out There is a fun exercise of awareness to the genre's cliches and trappings.
Why on earth is Bill Paxton mimicking Macauley Culkin from Home Alone in the artwork? The Vagrant is a neat little horror film about a guy who just can't escape the evil clutches of a menacing hobo. But who can?
More 1992 goodness:
Beyond The Law
The Crying Game
The Cutting Edge
Gas, Food Lodging
Glengarry Glen Ross
Inside Monkey Zetterland
Laws Of Gravity
Like Water For Chocolate
A Midnight Clear
My Cousin Vinny
One False Move
The Paint Job
Prelude To A Kiss
Rock Hudson's Home Movies
Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me
Visions Of Light
White Men Can't Jump
Best Worst Movie: Encino Man