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#1 CinemaInternational

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Posted Today, 01:18 PM

1994

Actor
Ralph Fiennes/Quiz Show
Morgan Freeman/The Shawshank Redemption
Tim Robbins/The Shawshank Redemption
Johnny Depp/Ed Wood
Hugh Grant/Four Weddings and a Funeral
Nigel Hawthorne/The Madness of King George
Paul Newman/Nobody's Fool
Tom Hanks/Forrest Gump
Samuel L. Jackson/Pulp Fiction
John Travolta/Pulp Fiction
Tommy Lee Jones/Blue Sky
Tim Robbins/The Hudsucker Proxy
Jean-Louis Trintitant/Three Colors:Red
Nicholas Cage/Guarding Tess
Nicholas Cage/ It Could Happen to You
John Cusack/Bullets Over Broadway
Ray Liotta/Corrina Corrina

Actress
Natasha Richardson/Widows' Peak
Winona Ryder/Little Women
Jessica Lange/Blue Sky
Toni Collette/Muriel's Wedding
Zelda Harris/Crooklyn
Jodie Foster/Nell
Whoopi Goldberg/Corrina, Corrina
Irene Jacob/Three Colors: Red
Mia Farrow/Widows' Peak
Shirley MacLaine/Guarding Tess
Bridget Fonda/It Could Happen to You
Jennifer Jason Leigh/Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle
Andie McDowell/Four Weddings and a Funeral

Supporting Actor
Martin Landau/Ed Wood
Paul Scofield/Quiz Show
James Whitmore/The Shawshank Redemption
Simon Callow/Four Weddings and a Funeral
Jeremy Irons/The Lion King (voice only)
Paul Newman/The Hudsucker Proxy
Delroy Lindo/Crooklyn
John Turturro/Quiz Show
Jim Broadbent/Widows' Peak
Jim Broadbent/Bullets Over Broadway
John Hannah/Four Weddings and a Funeral
Chazz Palminteri/Bullets Over Broadway
Christian Bale/Little Women
Gabriel Byrne/Little Women
Mikelti Williamson/Forrest Gump
Bruce Willis/Nobody's Fool

Supporting Actress
Joan Plowright/Widows' Peak
Dianne Wiest/Bullets Over Broadway
Jennifer Jason Leigh/The Hudsucker Proxy
Alfre Woodard/Crooklyn
Kirsten Dunst/Little Women
Kristin Scott Thomas/Four Weddings and a Funeral
Helen Mirren/The Madness of King George
Sally Field/Forrest Gump
Jessica Tandy/Nobody's Fool
Melanie Griffith/Nobody's Fool
Susan Sarandon/Little Women
Trini Alverado/Little Women
Mary Wickes/Little Women
Charlotte Coleman/Four Weddings and a Funeral
Rachel Griffiths/ Muriel's Wedding
Amanda Plummer/Pulp Fiction
Maria De Medieros/Pulp Fiction
Robin Wright/Forrest Gump
Rosie Perez/It Could Happen to You
Elizabeth Wilson/Quiz Show
Jennifer Tilly/Bullets Over Broadway
Patricia Arquette/Ed Wood
Sarah Jessica Parker/Ed Wood
Lisa Marie/Ed Wood
Carrie Snodgress/Blue Sky
Amy Locane/Blue Sky
Faye Wong/Chungking Express
Uma Thurman/Pulp Fiction

Juvenile Performance
Kirsten Dunst/Little Women
Zelda Harris/Crooklyn
Claire Danes/Little Women
Tina Majorino/Corrina, Corrina
Mara Wilson/Miracle on 34th Street

Guilty Pleasure Performance of the Year
Elizabeth Taylor/The Flintstones
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Posted Today, 11:34 AM

BEST ACTOR
Sean Nelson - Fresh*
Morgan Freeman -The Shawshank Redemption
Johnny Depp -Ed Wood
Tim Robbins -The Shawshank Redemption
Paul Newman -Nobody's Fool

Honorable mention:
Nigel Hawthorne -The Madness of King George III
John Travolta -Pulp Fiction
Delroy Lindo -Crooklyn
Rade Zerbedjia -Before the Rain
Tom Hanks -Forrest Gump
Gary Oldman -Immortal Beloved
Ge You -To Live

BEST ACTRESS
Linda Fiorentino -The Last Seduction *
Crissy Rock -Ladybird, Ladybird
Isabelle Adjani -Queen Margot
Jennifer Jason Leigh -Mrs. Parker & the Vicious Circle
Julianne Moore -Vanya on 42nd Street

Honorable mention:
Irene Jacob -Red
Gong Li -To Live
Jodie Foster -Nell
Judy Davis -The New Age
Rena Owen -Once Were Warriors
Melanie Lynskey -Heavenly Creatures
Juliette Lewis -Natural Born Killers

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Samuel L. Jackson -Pulp Fiction * (my favorite performance ever in this category)
Martin Landau -Ed Wood
John Turturro -Quiz Show
Jean-Louis Trintignant -Red
Temuera Morrison -Once Were Warriors

Honorable mention:
Don Mckellar -Exotica
Giancarlo Esposito -Fresh
Tony Leung -Chungking Express
Kevin Spacey -Swimming with Sharks
Gary Sinise -Forrest Gump
Chazz Palminteri -Bullets Over Broadway
Tim Roth -Pulp Fiction

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Uma Thurman -Pulp Fiction *
Dianne Wiest -Bullets Over Broadway
Alfre Woodard -Crooklyn
Brooke Smith -Vanya on 42nd Street
Faye Wong -Chungking Express

Honorable mention:
Kirtsen Dunst -Interview with the Vampire
Sarah Jessica Parker -Ed Wood
Melanie Griffith -Nobody's Fool
Robin Wright -Forrest Gump
Jennifer Tilly -Bullets Over Broadway
Virna Lisi -Queen Margot
Sally Field -Forrest Gump
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Posted Today, 11:10 AM

1994

 

I had to change my lists up quite a bit, as I was informed that 3 of my top 5 choices for supporting actor were actually leads.

 

BEST ACTOR

Tom Hanks  Forrest Gump****

Samuel L. Jackson  Pulp Fiction

Johnny Depp  Ed Wood

Jean Reno  Leon: The Professional

Ralph Fiennes  Quiz Show

Kevin Spacey  Swimming with Sharks

Massimo Troisi  Il Postino

Hugo Weaving  The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Christopher Eccleston  Shallow Grave

Morgan Freeman  The Shawshank Redemption

Woody Harrelson  Natural Born Killers

Guy Pearce  The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Delroy Lindo  Crooklyn

Terence Stamp  The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Paul Newman  Nobody's Fool

Albert Finney  A Man of No Importance

Kevin Spacey  The Ref

Rupert Everett  Cemetery Man

James Woods  Curse of the Starving Class

 

BEST ACTRESS

Juliette Lewis  Natural Born Killers****

Toni Colette  Muriel's Wedding

Linda Fiorentino  The Last Seduction

Melanie Lynskey  Heavenly Creatures

Kate Winslet  Heavenly Creatures

Alfre Woodard  Crooklyn

Winona Ryder  Little Women

Jennifer Jason Leigh  The Hudsucker Proxy

Katrin Cartlidge  Before the Rain

Jessica Lange  Blue Sky

Sigourney Weaver  Death and the Maiden

Elodie Bouchez  Wild Reeds

Judy Davis  The New Age

Jamie Lee Curtis  True Lies

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Martin Landau  Ed Wood****

James Whitmore  The Shawshank Redemption

Dennis Quaid  Wyatt Earp

Gary Sinise  Forrest Gump

John Turturro  Quiz Show

Jason Mewes  Clerks

Tony Leung Chiu-wai  Ashes of Time

Brad Dourif  Death Machine

Chazz Palminteri  Bullets Over Broadway

Simon Callow  Four Weddings and a Funeral

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Dianne Wiest  Bullets Over Broadway****

Uma Thurman  Pulp Fiction

Jennifer Tilly  Bullets Over Broadway

Rachel Griffiths  Muriel's Wedding

Helen Mirren  The Madness of King George

Amanda Plummer  Pulp Fiction

Lisa Marie  Ed Wood

 

BEST JUVENILE PERFORMANCE

Natalie Portman  Leon: The Professional****

Kirsten Dunst  Interview with the Vampire

Sean Nelson  Fresh

Brad Renfro  The Client

Elijah Wood  The War


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Posted Today, 07:47 AM

1994 Favorites


No one ever played Catherine de Medici better than Virna Lisi.
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Best Actor
 
Nigel Hawthorne (The Madness of King George)
Taylor Nichols (Barcelona)
Terence Stamp (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert)
Massimo Troisi (The Postman)
Hugo Weaving (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert)
 
Best Actress
 
Isabelle Adjani (La Reine Margot)
Jessica Lange (Blue Sky)
Winona Ryder (Little Women)
 
Best Supporting Actor
 
Martin Landau (Ed Wood)
Chazz Palmintieri (Bullets Over Broadway)
Guy Pearce (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert)
Paul Scofield (Quiz Show)
John Turturro (Quiz Show)
 
Best Supporting Actress
 
Helena Bonham Carter (Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein)
Virna Lisi (La Reine Margot)
Dianne Wiest (Bullots Over Broadway)
 
Best Line
 
“What is this, some strange Glenn Miller-based religious ceremony?” (Chris Eigeman to Taylor Nichols, Barcelona)
 
Best Music Scene
 
Pennsylvania 6-5000 (Barcelona)
 

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Posted Today, 07:42 AM

Here are my choices of the 177 films I've seen from 1994 for…

Best Supporting Actor of 1994

 

1.  MARTIN LANDAU (Bela Lugosi), Ed Wood
2.  JOHN TURTURRO (Herbert Stempel), Quiz Show
3.  FABRICE LUCHINI (Maitre Derville), Le Colonel Chabert
4.  CHAZZ PALMINTERI (Cheech), Bullets Over Broadway
5.  JIM BROADBENT (Warner Purcell), Bullets Over Broadway

 

6.  MICHAEL BLAKEMORE (Alexander Voysey), Country Life
7.  PAUL SCOFIELD (Professor Mark Van Doren), Quiz Show
8.  MAXIMILIAN SCHELL (Arcady Shapira), Little Odessa
9.  RUPERT EVERETT (George the Prince of Wales), The Madness of King George
10. GARY SINISE (Lt. Dan Taylor), Forrest Gump

 

and ...

 

ADAMIE INUKPUK (Nanook), Kabloonak
JOE VITERELLI (Nick Valenti), Bullets Over Broadway
BOB GUNTON (Warden Samuel Norton), The Shawshank Redemption
DENNIS QUAID (John “Doc” Holliday), Wyatt Earp
BILLY ZANE (Harry/"Damon Bradley"), Only You
JACK WARDEN (Julian Marx), Bullets Over Broadway
WILLIAM SADLER (Heywood), The Shawshank Redemption
DAVID PAYMER (Dan Enright), Quiz Show
BILL MURRAY (Bunny Breckinridge), Ed Wood
SAMUEL L. JACKSON (Sam), Fresh
BILL HUNTER (Robert ‘Bob’ Spart), The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

JEFFREY JONES (“the Amazing” Criswell), Ed Wood
BRUCE WILLIS (Carl Roebuck), Nobody's Fool
JEROEN KRABBE (George Frideric Handel), Farinelli: Il Castrato
ERNST-HUGO JAREGARD (Stig Helmer), The Kingdom
ROWAN ATKINSON (Father Gerald), Four Weddings and a Funeral
BILL HUNTER (Bill Heslop), Muriel’s Wedding
JEREMY DAVIES (Billy Fisher), Nell


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Posted Today, 07:36 AM

Here are my choices of the 177 films I've seen from 1994 for…

Best Supporting Actress of 1994

 

1.  DIANNE WIEST (Helen Sinclair), Bullets Over Broadway
2.  SARAH PEIRSE (Honorah Parker Rieper), Heavenly Creatures
3.  UMA THURMAN (Mia Wallace), Pulp Fiction
4.  SARAH JESSICA PARKER (Dolores Fuller), Ed Wood
5.  DOMINIQUE MICHEL (Aline Jobin), Louis 19 Le Roi Des Ondes

6.  MARY-LOUISE PARKER (Dianne Sway), The Client
7.  JOHANN CARLO (Mrs. Toby Stempel), Quiz Show
8.  ROSEMARY HARRIS (Rose Haigh-Wood), Tom & Viv
9.  JESSICA TANDY (Beryl Peoples), Nobody's Fool
10. MAMAENGAROA KERR-BELL (Grace Hake), Once Were Warriors

 

and ...

 

AMY LOCANE (Alex Marshall), Blue Sky
RACHEL GRIFFITHS (Rhonda Epinstalk), Muriel’s Wedding
HELEN MIRREN (Queen Charlotte), The Madness of King George
ANNABETH GISH (Urilla Sutherland Earp), Wyatt Earp
JOAN PLOWRIGHT (Mrs. Doyle Counihan), Widow’s Peak
BROOKE SMITH (Sonya), Vanya on 42nd Street
JULIE DELPY (Dominique Vidal), Trois Couleurs: Blanc
KIRSTEN DUNST (Claudia), Interview With a Vampire
GOOGIE WITHERS (Hannah), Country Life
DEBORAH KENNEDY (Joyce Johnson), The Sum of Us
TRINI ALVARADO (Meg March), Little Women
JULIA CORTEZ (Cynthia Campos), The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
TRACEY ULLMAN (Eden Brent), Bullets Over Broadway
SOPHIE LEE (Tania Degano), Muriel’s Wedding
VIRNA LISI (Catherine of Medici), La Reine Margot
DIANA KENT (Hilda Hulme), Heavenly Creatures
ISABELLA ROSSELLINI (“Big Nose Kate”/Kate Fisher/Mary Katherine Horony Cummings), Wyatt Earp


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Posted Today, 06:56 AM

1994

Best Picture

Crooklyn

Ed Wood

Forrest Gump

The Hudsucker Proxy

Natural Born Killers

Pulp Fiction

Quiz Show

The Shawshank Redemption

 

Best Director

Joel and Ethan Coen, The Hudsucker Proxy

Frank Darabont, The Shawshank Redemption

Spike Lee, Crooklyn

Robert Redford, Quiz Show

Quentin Tarantino, Pulp Fiction

 

Best Actor

Johnny Depp, Ed Wood

Morgan Freeman, The Shawshank Redemption

Delroy Lindo, Crooklyn*

Tim Robbins, The Shawshank Redemption*

John Travolta, Pulp Fiction*

 

Mackenzie Astin, Iron Will; Nicolas Cage, It Could Happen to You; Ralph Fiennes, Quiz Show; Hugh Grant, Four Weddings and a Funeral; Tom Hanks, Forrest Gump; Woody Harrelson, Natural Born Killers; Nigel Hawthorne, The Madness of King George; Michael Keaton, The Paper; Jason Scott Lee, The Jungle Book; Tim Robbins, The Hudsucker Proxy; Kevin Spacey, Swimming with Sharks

 

Best Actress

Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hudsucker Proxy*

Juliette Lewis, Natural Born Killers*

Winona Ryder, Little Women*

Susan Sarandon, The Client

Uma Thurman, Pulp Fiction

 

Judy Davis, The Ref; Bridget Fonda, It Could Happen to You; Lena Headey, The Jungle Book; Jessica Lange, Blue Sky; Andie McDowell, Four Weddings and a Funeral; Helen Mirren, The Madness of King George; Kathleen Turner, Serial Mom; Robin Wright, Forrest Gump

 

Best Supporting Actor

Clancy Brown, The Shawshank Redemption*

Samuel L. Jackson, Pulp Fiction*

Tim Roth, Pulp Fiction

John Turturro, Quiz Show*

James Whitmore, The Shawshank Redemption

 

Jason Alexander, The Paper; Richard Attenborough, Miracle on 34th Street; Christian Bale, Little Women; Sean Bean, Black Beauty; Simon Callow, Four Weddings and a Funeral; Bruce Campbell, The Hudsucker Proxy; Benicio Del Toro, Swimming with Sharks; Robert Downey Jr., Natural Born Killers; Cary Elwes, The Jungle Book; John Hannah, Four Weddings and a Funeral; Isaac Hayes, It Could Happen to You; Dennis Hopper, Speed; Harvey Keitel, Pulp Fiction; Martin Landau, Ed Wood; John Mahoney; The Hudsucker Proxy; Bill Murray, Ed Wood; Paul Newman, The Hudsucker Proxy; Ving Rhames, Pulp Fiction; Paul Scofield, Quiz Show; Gary Sinise, Forrest Gump; Kevin Spacey, Iron Will; Jim True, The Hudsucker Proxy; Isaiah Washington, Crooklyn; Mykelti Williamson, Forrest Gump

 

Best Supporting Actress

Trini Alvardo, Little Women

Sally Field, Forrest Gump*

Susan Sarandon, Little Women

Kristin Scott Thomas, Four Weddings and a Funeral

Alfre Woodard, Crooklyn*

 

Eleanor Bron, Black Beauty; Maria de Medeiros, Pulp Fiction; Rosie Perez, It Could Happen to You; Amanda Plummer, Pulp Fiction; Diane Wiest, Bullets over Broadway; Elizabeth Wilson, Quiz Show

 

Best Juvenile Performance

Kirsten Dunst, Interview with the Vampire

Zelda Harris, Crooklyn

Brad Renfro, The Client

 

Best Vocal Performance

James Earl Jones as Mufasa in The Lion King

 

Best Original Song

Circle of Life from The Lion King

 

Best Adapted Song

Runnin’ on Empty, Jackson Browne from Forrest Gump


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Posted Today, 05:03 AM

My choice for the Juvenile Acting award for 1994 is…

 

MAMAENGAROA KERR-BELL (Grace Hake), Once Were Warriors*

 

Runner-up:

 

KIRSTEN DUNST (Claudia), Interview With the Vampire


Edited by Bogie56, Today, 07:52 AM.

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Posted Today, 04:59 AM

It’s time for 1994.  We will be on 1994 for one week so plenty of time for everyone to respond.

 

Here are Oscar’s choices for 1994.  Winners in bold. 

 

Best Actor

 

Tom Hanks, Forrest Gump*

Morgan Freeman, The Shawshank Redemption

Nigel Hawthorne, The Madness of King George

Paul Newman, Nobody’s Fool

John Travolta, Pulp Fiction

 

Best Actress

 

Jessica Lange, Blue Sky*

Jodie Foster, Nell

Miranda Richardson, Tom and Viv

Winona Ryder, Little Women

Susan Sarandon, The Client

 

Best Supporting Actor

 

Martin Landau, Ed Wood*

Samuel L. Jackson, Pulp Fiction

Chaz Palminteri, Bullets Over Broadway

Paul Scofield, Quiz Show

Gary Sinise, Forrest Gump

 

Best Supporting Actress

 

Dianne Wiest, Bullets Over Broadway*

Rosemary Harris, Tom and Viv

Helen Mirren, The Madness of King George

Uma Thurman, Pulp Fiction

Jennifer Tilly, Bullets Over Broadway



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Posted Today, 04:53 AM

Leading vs. Supporting Categories in 1994 …

IMO Samuel L. Jackson was one of the co-leads in Pulp Fiction.  Oscar had him n the supporting category.  The NY Film Critics and the Independent Spirit Awards had Jackson as a lead.  I have John Travolta and Bruce Willis as co-leads and Uma Thurman as supporting.  It’s a long movie with several story threads.

I have Martin Landau as supporting in Ed Wood even though it was a large part.  Sarah Jessica Parker is also supporting.

Terence Stamp, Hugo Weaving and Guy Pearce are all leads in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

Jamie Lee Curtis is the lead actress in True Lies.

Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman are co leads in The Shawshank Redemption.

Kate Winslet and Melanie Lynskey are co leads in Heavenly Creatures.

Massimo Troisi and Philippe Noiret are co leads in Il Postino.

Christopher Eccleston, Ewan McGregor and Kerry Fox are all leads in Shallow Grave.

Fanny Ardant is the lead actress in Le Colonel Chabert.  Fabrice Luchini is supporting.



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Posted Yesterday, 06:30 PM

Oh, there's this quote I should have included yesterday:

 

Cliffhanger

 

Eric Qualen: Do you know what real love is, Kristel?

 

Kristel: No.

 

Eric Qualen: [whispers in her ear] Sacrifice...

[shoots her]

 



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Posted Yesterday, 05:45 AM

Before we hit 1994 I would like to mention that I am going with 1994 for Il Postino.  It competed in the 1995 Oscars but was released in Italy in September 1994.

 

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 09:05 PM

Quotes from 1993

 

Malice

 

The question is, 'Do I have a 'God Complex'?...which makes me wonder if this lawyer has any idea as to the kind of grades one has to receive in college to be accepted at a top medical school. Or if you have the vaguest clue as to how talented someone has to be to lead a surgical team. I have an M.D. from Harvard, I am board certified in cardio-thoracic medicine and trauma surgery, I have been awarded citations from seven different medical boards in New England, and I am never, ever sick at sea. So I ask you; when someone goes into that chapel and they fall on their knees and they pray to God that their wife doesn't miscarry or that their daughter doesn't bleed to death or that their mother doesn't suffer acute neural trauma from postoperative shock, who do you think they're praying to? Now, go ahead and read your Bible, Dennis, and you go to your church, and, with any luck, you might win the annual raffle. But if you're looking for God, he was in operating room number two on November 17, and he doesn't like to be second guessed. You ask me if I have a God complex? Let me tell you something: I am God.

 

Schindler's List

 

Today is history. Today will be remembered. Years from now the young will ask with wonder about this day. Today is history and you are part of it. Six hundred years ago when elsewhere they were footing the blame for the Black Death, Casimir the Great – so called – told the Jews they could come to Krakow. They came. They trundled their belongings into the city. They settled. They took hold. They prospered in business, science, education, the arts. They came with nothing. Nothing. And they flourished. For six centuries there has been a Jewish Krakow. Think about that. By this evening those six centuries are a rumor. They never happened. Today is history.

 

Stern: Let me understand. They'd put up all the money. I'd do all the work. But what, if you don't mind my asking, would you do?

Schindler: I'd make sure it's known the company's in business. I'd see that it had a certain panache. That's what I'm good at, not the work, not the work – the presentation.

 

 

Groundhog Day

 

Phil: It's the same things your whole life. "Clean up your room!", "Stand up straight!", "Pick up your feet!", "Take it like a man!", "Be nice to your sister!", "Don't mix beer and wine, ever!" Oh yeah — "Don't drive on the railroad tracks!"

Gus: Well, Phil, that's one I happen to agree with.



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Posted 27 April 2017 - 07:06 PM

Here are the films from 1993 that were mentioned that I have not seen as yet. 

 

The Three Musketeers with Oliver Platt

 

 

I feel that Curry probably gives the best performance in the movie.



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Posted 27 April 2017 - 07:03 PM

Here are the 1993 films that I have not seen:

The Sandlot


The Sandlot is one of my personal favorites. It's yet another coming-of-age story that stands out from the rest. The story centres around a young boy named Scotty Smalls (Tom Guiry) who finds fitting in tough after he moves to a new town with his mother (Karen Allen) and stepfather (Denis Leary). He tries to find some common ground with a group of baseball playing kids led by Benny "The Jet" Rodriguez (Mike Vitar). Over a single summer, Scotty and the Sandlot Gang bond over baseball, love and a plot to rescue a baseball signed by Babe Ruth that may or may not have been taken by a giant dog. Guiry and Vitar were worthy headliners, and Chauncey Leopardi who played Wannabe ladies man "Squints" Palledorous, received a nomination for Best Juvenile Performance.
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Posted 27 April 2017 - 10:29 AM

Here are the films from 1993 that were mentioned that I have not seen as yet. 

 

Bloodstone: Subspecies II with Anders Hove

Dangerous Game with Harvey Keitel

A Dangerous Woman with Debra Winger and Barbara Hershey

Dazed and Confused with Matthew McConaughey, Adam Goldberg, Wiley Wiggins, Jason London and Parker Posey

Freaked with Randy Quaid

Heart and Souls with Robert Downey, Jr., Charles Grodin, Alfre Woodard and Kyra Sedgwick

Madadayo with Kyoko Kagawa

Malice with Alec Baldwin and Bebe Neuwirth

Menace II Society with Tyrin Turner and Larenz Tate

A Perfect World with Kevin Costner and Laura Dern

Point of No Return with Bridget Fonda and Harvey Keitel

The Saint of Fort Washington with Danny Glover

Sonatine with Takeshi Kitano

The Three Musketeers with Oliver Platt

Untamed Heart with Rosie Perez

 

I've seen these. I concur with JamesStewartFan95 that Dazed & Confused is a must-see, a 70's version of American Graffiti with a tremendous cast. McConaughey's role may not seem as striking now as when the film was new, as at the time, he was virtually unknown. BloodstoneMalice, and Point of No Return have all been discussed. Dangerous Game is another half-baked, overwrought drama from Abel Ferrara, but it had a high profile thanks to co-star Madonna. I thought it was terrible. Untamed Heart is a tearjerker romance starring Christian Slater as a nice guy with a bad ticker. Marisa Tomei and Perez co-star. Heart and Souls is an at-times fun fantasy comedy starring Robert Downey Jr. as a guy who has to help 4 spirits complete unfinished business. Co-stars include Grodin, Woodard, Sedgwick, Elisabeth Shue, Tom Sizemore, and David Paymer. The Saint of Fort Washington is a drama about homeless people, focusing on young schizophrenic Matt Dillon, along with Glover, Rick Aviles and Ving Rhames. A Dangerous Woman sounds like a bad TV movie, but it's not that awful. Winger plays a slightly mentally challenged woman who causes trouble for those around her. The cast also includes Hershey, Gabriel Byrne, Laurie Metcalf, and Chloe Webb. This was directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal, written by his wife Naomi Foner, and features their two young children, Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal. The Three Musketeers was yet another version of the Dumas tale, featuring Charlie Sheen as Aramis, Kiefer Sutherland as Athos, Chris O'Donnell as D'Artagnan, and a very funny Oliver Platt as Porthos. The cast also includes Tim Curry as Cardinal Richelieu, Rebecca De Mornay as Milady, Gabrielle Anwar, Michael Wincott, Julie Delpy, and Paul McGann. This was a big-budget Disney release, but it won't make you forget the 70's version.

 

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Madadayo was the final film from Akira Kurosawa. It's one of those "old teacher is retiring so his students honor his legacy" movies. It's simple, set-bound, and not to everyone's taste. I liked it, but I'm a bit of a Kurosawa fanatic.

 

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A Perfect World was much anticipated at the time, as it was director-star Clint Eastwood's first since Unforgiven. Co-star Kevin Costner was also at his career peak. Costner plays an escaped convict and murderer with borderline psychotic tendencies who ends up on the run with a small boy (T.J. Lowther). That scenario could have been disastrous, but it was acted and handled well. I had more of a problem with the subplot of Laura Dern as an eager young criminologist who is teamed with grizzled Texas Ranger Clint Eastwood and his team in the hunt for Costner. The story is set in 1963, so there's a lot of sexism on display, and proving one's worth. 

 

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Menace II Society is another "life in tha Hood" movie, although this is even grimmer and more violent than the better known Boyz n the Hood. Tyrin Turner stars as a teenager living in the rough area of South Central Los Angeles. His trigger-happy best friend is played by Larenz Tate, who is terrific and should have had a bigger career after this. The cast also includes Jada Pinkett, Samuel L. Jackson and Bill Duke.

 

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Sonatine is a yakuza movie unlike any other. After the typical violent intro, the setting is changed to a quiet seaside locale, where gang leader Murakawa (Takeshi) and his crew wait for things to settle down. A large portion of the movie is what these guys get up to when there's nothing to do. It's funny watching the boredom coax them into acting silly and letting their guards down. Many consider this Beat Takeshi's best film.

 

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Freaked is not for everyone. It's a raucous, anarchic comedy that's both grotesquely low-brow and cleverly witty with cinematic and literary allusions. It concerns a spoiled movie star (Alex Winter of Bill & Ted fame, who also co-wrote and directed here) who ends up captured by mad scientist and sideshow proprietor Elijah J. Skuggs (Randy Quaid). Skuggs uses toxic waste to mutate his captives into becoming attractions at his show, including a worm-man, a cow-man, a guy with a sock for a head, a bearded lady played by Mr. T, and even a dog-boy played by Keanu Reeves. The movie was barely released at the time, but has since garnered a growing cult following. It ain't art, but it's a hoot!

 

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 08:24 AM

Here are the 1993 films that I have not seen:

 

The Cemetery Club

Farewell My Concubine

I Love a Man in Uniform

The Joy Luck Club

Kika

King of the Hill

La Florida

Lone Wolf & Cub: The Final Conflict

The Lotus Eaters

Map of the Human Heart

Mustard Bath

The Puppetmaster

The Secret Garden

Smoking/No Smoking

The Snapper

Strawberry and Chocolate

Three Colors: Blue

The Wedding Banquet

 

Lawrence, I've seen the above from your list.  Trois Couleurs: Bleu is probably the best film but being a big Alain Resnais fan my pick of the bunch would be Smoking/No Smoking which garnered Pierre Arditi a Cesar Award and he was also #5 on my list of lead actors.

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Smoking/No Smoking is really two films totalling 300 minutes.  And like many of Resnais' later films he makes no attempt to hide the fact that it is all shot on a sound stage.  The exteriors have obvious painted landscapes on the studio cyc.  So the film is very much like a long stage play and hence may not be to everyone's taste.  Sabine Azema plays five different characters and Arditi four.  It is essentially a film about the choices people make which determines their paths and fate.

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Tom McCamus won the Canadian Genie Award for I Love a Man In Uniform.  He was on my runner up list.  He plays an actor prepping for a role as a cop.  Once he is mistaken for the real thing the possibilities go to his head.

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Remy Gerard in La Florida was also on my runner up list.  It is about the French Canadian snow birds that flock to Florida each winter and take over a beach resort town.  Fellow Canadians Margot Kidder and Michael Sarrazin have supporting parts.

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Stephen Frears' The Snapper is listed as a British TVM on the imdb though it had a Cannes premiere.  It's a Roddy Doyle Irish family comedy in which Colm Meaney and Tina Kellegher really excel.

Strawberry_and_Chocolate-668958913-largeJorge Perrugoria of Strawberry and Chocolate made my runner up list too.  He plays a gay artist in Castro's Cuba.  The film has a light touch though.


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Posted 27 April 2017 - 06:42 AM

Kika is an eccentric film by Pedro Almodóvar. Veronica Forqué plays Kika, a beautician who puts make-up on everybody, even on corpses. A bunch of weird characters includes a sensationalist reporter (Victoria Abril, photo), an American writer of erotic thrillers (Peter Coyote, his voyeuristic son, a sex maniac with a low IQ and his sister who works as Kika's maid (Rossy de Palma). Transgender Bibi Andersen has a bit part as Peter Coyote's girlfriend. There are references to classic thrillers like Psycho, Rear Window and Peeping Tom. Critics described this movie as chaotic and kitschy, but I liked it from the first viewing, especially for the roles of Victoria Abril and Rossy de Palma.

 

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Three Colours: Blue (Trois Couleurs: Bleu) is the first part of a trilogy by Polish-French director Krzysztof Kieslowski. The colours blue, white and red are those of the French flag. Music and coloured light are used to create a dreamy atmosphere. Juliette Binoche plays the troubled widow of a composer.

 

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The Wedding Banquet is a film by Ang Lee about a closeted gay man in New York. He marries a woman to keep up appearances. The trouble begins when his very traditional parents come visit the happy couple. During the banquet he sits between his real and his pretended love.

 

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Point of No Return is the American remake of La femme Nikita, with Bridget Fonda as the former addict who's hired by the secret service as an assassin. I saw the remake long before the original. Harvey Keitel has a great supporting role as The Cleaner, an emotionless man who has to clean up the mess and strictly follows orders.

 

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Malice is a slightly above average thriller with Nicole Kidman, Alec Baldwin and Bill Pullman. The plot takes unexpected twists and turns. Gwyneth Paltrow has a small role as one of the victims of a serial killer. I nominated Bebe Neuwirth as the police detective, possibly because I liked her as Lilith in Cheers.

 

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 06:39 AM

Here are the films from 1993 that were mentioned that I have not seen as yet.

Dazed and Confused with Matthew McConaughey, Adam Goldberg, Wiley Wiggins, Jason London and Parker Posey






You've got to see Dazed and Confused. Directed by Richard Linklater (Before Sunrise, Boyhood), the film tells of the last day of the year at a Texas high school in 1976. The main characters are Randall "Pink" Floyd (Jason London), a senior football quarterback, and Mitch Kramer (Wiley Wiggins), a freshman baseball player to be. London received a nomination from me, as did Matthew McConaughey as David Wooderson, the film's most endearing character, a long since graduated party animal, and Marisa Ribisi as intellectual Cynthia, who spends most of the night driving around with her friends Tony (Anthony Rapp) and Mike (Adam Goldberg). They are just part of a talented young cast that also includes Parker Posey as drill sergeant-like senior Darla Marks, Rory Cochrane, Cole Hauser, Milla Jovavich, Michelle Burke, and a pre-fame Ben Affleck as Mitch's determined tormentor Fred O'Bannion. The soundtrack's also good with classic rock artists including Alice Cooper, Aerosmith, Kiss, ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Foghat among others.
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Posted 27 April 2017 - 03:05 AM

Here are the films from 1993 that were mentioned that I have not seen as yet. 

 

Abraham’s Way with Luis Migule Cintra and Leonor Silveira

All That … For This?  with Fabrice Luchini

All Under the Moon with Ruby Moreno

The Ballad of Little Jo with Suzy Amis and David Chung

Berlin In Berlin with Huya Aysar

Bhaji on the Beach with Zohra Sehgal

Blackfellas with David Ngoombujarra

Bloodstone: Subspecies II with Anders Hove

Bokyo with Ken Tanaka

A Class to Remember with Toshiyuki Nishida and Kunie Tanaka

Dangerous Game with Harvey Keitel

A Dangerous Woman with Debra Winger and Barbara Hershey

Dazed and Confused with Matthew McConaughey, Adam Goldberg, Wiley Wiggins, Jason London and Parker Posey

Equinox with Matthew Modine and Lara Flynn Boyle

Fantasy In Heaven with Milena Vukotic

The Ferris Wheel with Helena Bergstrom

For Love, Only For Love with Alessandro Haber

Freaked with Randy Quaid

Free and Easy 6 with Toshiyuki Nishida

Heart and Souls with Robert Downey, Jr., Charles Grodin, Alfre Woodard and Kyra Sedgwick

Household Saints with Vincent D’Onofrio and Lili Taylor

I Will Survive with Deok-hwa Lee

The Last Dance with Helena Bergstrom

Lost In Yonkers with Mercedes Ruehl, Irene Worth and Brad Stoll

Madadayo with Kyoko Kagawa

Made In Japan with Hiroyuki Sanada

Madregilda with Juan Echanove

Malice with Alec Baldwin and Bebe Neuwirth

Menace II Society with Tyrin Turner and Larenz Tate

Moving with Junko Sakurada

Mr. Wonderful with Annabella Sciorra

1, 2, 3, Freeze with Marcello Mastroianni

A Perfect World with Kevin Costner and Laura Dern

Point of No Return with Bridget Fonda and Harvey Keitel

Rainbow Bridge with Emi Wakui and Kunie Tanaka

Ruby In Paradise with Ashley Judd and Todd Field

The Saint of Fort Washington with Danny Glover

Sara with Niki Karimi

The Secret of the Old Woods with Paolo Villagio

Shadow of a Doubt with Sandrine Blancke

Sonatine with Takeshi Kitano

A Soul Divided In Two with Fabrizio Bentivoglio

Spring of Joy with Sven Lindberg

The Three Musketeers with Oliver Platt

Untamed Heart with Rosie Perez

The Visitors with Valerie Lemercier

Where Are You? I am Here with Chiara Caseli and Anna Bonaluto

 

 

And I would like to see this again …

 

The Joy Luck Club for Tsai Chin and the rest of the cast

Kika for Victoria Abril and Veronica Forque






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