My favorite film of the decade.
Another truly great film in '97! Establishes Paul Thomas Anderson as the next great director. And deservedly so.
Paul Verhoeven's sci-fi/satire... And yes, the cheese and comedy is intentional. Pure, absolute entertainment!
Agnieszka Holland's marvelous take on the Henry James novel. Excellent and overlooked performance by Jennifer Jason Leigh.
One of the funniest films of the year. And it's actually smart, too.
Mike Leigh's portrait of two friends shuttles between the 1980's and present day. One of my favorite films of his. Funny and insightful.
Ang Lee's look into the lives of a family in 1970's Connecticut. Excellent performances and writing are among the highlights here.
Gregg Araki takes the teen film to another level entirely here.
Depressing yet totally absorbing look into the aftermath of an accident from director Atom Egoyan.
Kevin Smith's funny, unpredicatable look at relationships.
Top 6 Horror:
Al Pacino as the devil... And Keanu Reeves as a lawyer who gets sucked into his world of sin. Woah! A well directed hoot of a movie, actually.
Peter Hyams directs this slicky made look at a creature let loose in a museum. Very Atmospheric.
The Vampire movie gets an indie makeover in Larry Fessenden's well done analogy to drug addiction.
Scream 2 could have sucked, but it's a mostly fun ride... Especially all the homages to slasher film's past.
Following on the heel's of Scream's success, I KNOW is a slickly made slasher that has a pretty good amount of suspense.
This movie mash-up of Alien, Hellraiser and The Shining is really fun.
More 1997 goodness:
All Over Me
As Good As It Gets
Dream With The Fishes
Eight Days A Week
Eye Of God
Fast, Cheap & Out Of Control
Grosse Pointe Blank
The Hanging Garden
The House Of Yes
The Ice Storm
In The Company Of Men
Kiss Me, Guido
Ma Vie En Rose
My Best Friend's Wedding
The Myth Of Fingerprints
Open Your Eyes
The Real Blonde
The Tango Lesson
This World, Then The Fireworks
The Wings Of The Dove
Best Worst Movie: The Saint (it's actually nowhere near as bad as most make it out to be)