1990s

Reviews of the best and worst films of the decade spanning from 1990 to 1999, including The Matrix, Boogie Nights, Fargo, and Pulp Fiction.

Rushmore Review

Rushmore Review

RATING: (4 STARS) With Rushmore, writer/director Wes Anderson beelines it out of Wes Andersonville toward a…

American Dream Review

American Dream Review

The Cinessential writes a related review each week for the film it’s highlighting. For Harlan County…

The Lovers on the Bridge Review

The Lovers on the Bridge Review

RATING: (3.5 STARS) With a production history as troubled as just about any movie this side…

The Paper Review

The Paper Review

RATING: (2 STARS) It’s almost stunning how quickly Ron Howard’s The Paper collapses in on itself.…

Bringing Out the Dead Review

Bringing Out the Dead Review

RATING: (2.5 STARS) Arguably one of Martin Scorsese‘s most forgotten (and forgettable) titles, 1999’s Bringing Out…

Casino Review

Casino Review

RATING: (3 STARS) The 1990s were a fascinating period in the career of Martin Scorsese. It…

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse

In my latest Essential Docs piece for Sound on Sight, I took a look at the…

Metropolitan Review

Metropolitan Review

RATING: (3 STARS) It takes a bold man to craft a film around a group of…

Die Hard 2 Review

Die Hard 2 Review

RATING: (3 STARS) To top the original Die Hard would have been damn near impossible. That…

Eyes Wide Shut Review

Eyes Wide Shut Review

RATING: (4 STARS) If The Shining was Stanley Kubrick‘s experimentation with the horror conventions, his final…

The War Room

The War Room

Presented in a shockingly hands-off fashion, The War Room is the most insightful look at politics…

Manhattan Murder Mystery Review

Manhattan Murder Mystery Review

RATING: (2.5 STARS) Few would dispute that Woody Allen’s most fertile period was the late 1970s.…

Cronos Review

Cronos Review

RATING: (3.5 STARS) The horror genre is one I don’t get. The mainstream stuff is mind-numbingly…

The English Patient Review

The English Patient Review

RATING: (2.5 STARS) Anthony Minghella’s The English Patient is exactly what one might expect out of…

The Big Lebowski Review

The Big Lebowski Review

RATING: (4 STARS) The Big Lebowski has to be one of the most absurd movies I’ve…

The Hudsucker Proxy Review

The Hudsucker Proxy Review

RATING: (3 STARS) While The Hudsucker Proxy doesn’t quite reach the same level of insanity as…

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