1990: Movies Sorted By Tier

  • Great
  • An Angel At My Table (TV)
  • The Cook, The Thief, His Wife And Her Lover
  • Cyrano De Bergerac
  • Impromptu
  • Miller’s Crossing
  • Mountains Of The Moon
  • My Father’s Glory
  • My Mother’s Castle
  • The Nasty Girl
  • Trust
  • Very Good
  • After Dark My Sweet
  • Alice
  • Cinema Paradiso
  • Dances With Wolves
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • The Freshman
  • Goodfellas
  • Gremlins 2
  • The Grifters
  • Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer
  • Henry & June
  • Postcards From The Edge
  • Taxi Blues
  • Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
  • Total Recall
  • Tremors
  • Vincent & Theo
  • Wallace & Gromit: A Grand Day Out
  • The Witches
  • Good
  • Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams
  • Arachnophobia
  • Awakenings
  • Back To The Future III
  • The Comfort Of Strangers
  • The Court-Martial Of Jackie Robinson (TV)
  • Cry-Baby
  • Darkman
  • Die Hard 2: Die Harder
  • Ghost
  • The Godfather Pt. III
  • Hardware
  • The Hot Spot
  • House Party
  • The Hunt For Red October
  • King Of New York
  • The Krays
  • Longtime Companion
  • Mermaids
  • Miami Blues
  • Misery
  • Paris Is Burning
  • Presumed Innocent
  • Pump Up The Volume
  • Quick Change
  • Quigley Down Under
  • Reversal Of Fortune
  • The Russia House
  • The Sheltering Sky
  • The Tall Guy
  • **A zany little feature endowed with a funny script and 2 engaging star performances. Incoherant at times and a tad to stagy in others this remains and enjoyable film.
  • . petrol man
  • To Sleep With Anger
  • White Palace
  • Wild At Heart
  • Guilty Pleasures
  • The Adventures Of Ford Fairlane
  • The Blood Of Heroes
  • Heart Condition
  • Men At Work
  • Nightbreed
  • Texasville
  • The Two Jakes
  • Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael
  • Average
  • Air America
  • Blind Fury
  • Cadillac Man
  • Daddy’s Dyin’…Who’s Got The Will?
  • Dick Tracy
  • DuckTales: The Movie
  • The Exorcist III
  • The Gods Must Be Crazy II
  • Green Card
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Hamlet
  • Havana
  • Home Alone
  • I Come In Peace
  • Jetsons: The Movie
  • Last Exit To Brooklyn
  • The Long Walk Home
  • Lord Of The Flies
  • Memphis Belle
  • Metropolitan
  • Mr. & Mrs. Bridge
  • Mr. Frost
  • Music Box
  • Pacific Heights
  • Pretty Woman
  • Q&A
  • Stanley & Iris
  • State Of Grace
  • Stella
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Tune In Tomorrow
  • Waiting For The Light
  • Dissapointing
  • Avalon
  • Bad Influence
  • Betsy’s Wedding
  • Bird On A Wire
  • Bonfire Of The Vanities
  • Brain Dead
  • Come See The Paradise
  • Coupe De Ville
  • Courage Mountain
  • Death Warrant
  • Downtown
  • Ernest Goes To Jail
  • Flashback
  • Frankenstein Unbound
  • Internal Affairs
  • Jacob’s Ladder
  • Joe Vs. The Volcano
  • Kindergarten Cop
  • The Lemon Sisters
  • Mr. Destiny
  • Mo’ Better Blues
  • My Blue Heaven
  • Night Of The Living Dead
  • Predator 2
  • The Rookie
  • A Shock To The System
  • Short Time
  • Spaced Invaders
  • Tales From The Darkside: The Movie
  • Wild Orchid
  • Cellar Dwellers
  • Almost An Angel
  • Another 48 Hours
  • Blue Steel
  • Body Chemistry
  • Child’s Play 2
  • Class Of 1999
  • Convicts
  • Crazy People
  • Days Of Thunder
  • Delta Force 2
  • Desperate Hours
  • Far Out Man
  • Fire Birds
  • The First Power
  • Flatliners
  • Ghost Dad
  • Graffiti Bridge
  • Graveyard Shift
  • Happy Together
  • Hard To Kill
  • I Love You To Death
  • Look Who’s Talking Too
  • Loose Cannons
  • Madhouse
  • Marked For Death
  • Mister Johnson
  • Narrow Margin
  • Navy SEALs
  • Nuns On The Run
  • Opportunity Knocks
  • The Rescuers Down Under
  • Ski Patrol
  • Taking Care Of Business
  • Three Men And A Little Lady
  • Young Guns II
  • The Big Stink
  • The Forbidden Dance
  • The Guardian
  • Lambada
  • Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III
  • Problem Child
  • Revenge
  • Robocop 2
  • Rocky V
  • Unfortunately Haven’t Seen
  • American Dream
  • Ay! Carmela
  • Baxter
  • Bullet In The Head
  • Close-Up
  • Eating
  • Freeze-Die-Come To Life
  • Hidden Agenda
  • Korczak
  • The Match Factory Girl
  • Men Don’t Leave
  • Superstar: The Life And Times Of Andy Warhol
  • A Tale Of Springtime
  • Tilai
  • Too Beautiful For You
  • White Hunter, Black Heart
  • Without You I’m Nothing

YES!!! Cyrano De Bergerac is indeed great. So many wonderful scenes. I'll mention only a couple. The meeting-at-the-bakery sequence is mesmerising. And I don't mind admitting I cried during the final sequence. A coup for Gerard Depardieu.

Yes! Miller's Crossing, one of the top half-dozen gangster movies.

Do you realise you've listed Henry, Portrait of a Serial Killer this year and last year?

Yes! Tremors, probably the best giant carnivorous worm movie ever. Forget the three sequels.

Yay! another Cyrano lover!

This is one of few flawless films I've seen. Sumptuous visuals. Wonderful choreography. Beautiful words. It makes me all soppy when he meets his love outside the bakery and can't confess his love. Gerard Depardieu gives a magnificent, towering performance in this film, I became a Depardieu fanboy on this basis alone.

Funny story, I rented this with Green Card. Me and my sis watched G.C. first and she was like "oh, what a lovely film" and I was like "yeah, whatever". Then we watched Cyrano and it was like "Jeeze, Green Card was pretty bad." The power of great film-making. And watching G.C. made C.D.B. better, good job Andy McDowell, stiffest actress in the world.

Thanks for spotting Henry, deleted from last year. What'd you think of the film?

I agree, where else can you see calculating, multi-tongued, prehistoric worms suck people like lollipops...IN A AWESOME MOVIE. Viva Fred Ward, an underapreciated talent. And a television series too.



Have watched Henry, have no hankering to repeat the experience.

BTW, I've been considering doing a list of serial killer movies for some time - there are LOTS AND LOTS of them. It's truly disturbing how many thare are. Have you seen Copycat (Sigourney Weaver stars)?

The story of how Henry was made is pretty strange too. Aparently the director was given the money to do a pornography film and came back to the producer with this.

I have seen "Copycat". Would you perchance like to know my opinion?

And what do you think about it?

I remember going to the theatre, seeing Silence and then talking about it on the ride home. At that time you could see it coming. It's not that SOTL was exploitative but Anthony was REALLY seductive as Lecter.



*** Sad news. I've just read on IMDb that Jerry Goldsmith has died. He was a great composer of movie music. ***

Re. Copycat: I asked you first....or hinted at asking you first.

Re. SOTL: no doubt it provoked a resurgence of sk movies, but there were PLENTY of them previous to it. Just two that leap to mind are M (1931) and The Boston Strangler (1968, a bold career move for Tony Curtis).

Definately, Jerry Goldsmith was a incredible composer. Sad news indeed.


I'll have to post in the morning.