Wes Anderson's best film to date. And with his streak of late, that will probably stick for a long, long time. I love Rushmore!
Hilarious and imaginative. This Coen Brothers film was destined to become a cult hit over time. And deservedly so.
A criminally overlooked film about a woman who finds herself suddenly divorced and on the verge for change. Wonderful writing here and another great performance by the indispensable Holly Hunter.
Another overlooked gem. John Hurt is wonderful as a man who has misplaced feelings for a young actor. This fascinating look at loneliness and obsession is also unexpectedly tart and funny.
The Farrelly Brothers bring on the funny once again in this outrageous and warm-heated film.
Whit Stillman's look at yuppies at the end of the disco era is also one of his most entertaining and sharply observed films.
A brother and sister find themselves sucked into their favorite 50's television show in this funny and smart look at values and social dysfunction from the writer of Big.
Brian De Palma's mastery of the medium is on full display in this technical knock-out of a movie. Great suspense and a lot of fun for fans of film.
Todd Solondz's ode to misery is actually rather hilarious. Well played by all.
(tie) Speaking of misery, Paul Schrader paints this heartbreaking portrait of a policeman who is also struggling with the anguish directed towards him from his abusive father while unraveling a murder mystery. Nick Nolte is really great here.
(tie) Terrence Malick returns to filmmaking after a 20 year absence and ends up making the best film about war in quite some time. Sorry, Saving Private Ryan. The Thin Red Line blows you away.
(tie) Set against the backdrop of 1970's California, SLUMS is one of the best coming of age tales in quite awhile.
Top 8 Horror:
Bride Of Chucky is hysterical. This 4th entry of the series is definitely the most inventive.
John Carpenter's vampire movie by way of a modern day western is good, hard edged fun.
Silly, but super fun creature feature set aboard a luxury liner.
Glossy but entertaining slasher film about a murders on a college campus.
Wesley Snipes is fun to watch as the half-human, half-vampire in this rousing action-horror hybrid. We'll wait for you, Wesley!
Teens find themselves becoming all Stepford in this silly but fun tale of a town trying to control their children.
Robert Rodriguez and Kevin Williamson's lively sci-fi/horror about teens battling the evil trying to take them over.
A group from a small town find themselves up against an ancient evil trying to wipe out everybody in this pleasantly diverting Dean Koontz adaptation.
More 1998 goodness:
Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss
The Butcher Boy
Divine Trash: John Waters
Down In The Delta
Fallen Angels (Wong Kar-Wai)
Edge Of Seventeen
Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas
Gods And Monsters
Hilary And Jackie
Little Boy Blue
Men With Guns
Next Stop Wonderland
No Looking Back
The Object Of My Affection
The Opposite Of Sex
Out Of Sight
A Price Above Rubies
Reach The Rock
The School Of Flesh
Show Me Love
A Simple Plan
A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries
The Spanish Prisoner
The Wedding Singer
Your Friends & Neighbors
Best Worst Movie: BASEketball