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The Best Films of 1995

by Christopher Beaubien • April 15, 2008 • Start the Discussion!

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To Die For (dir. Gus Van Sant)
Crumb (dir. Terry Zwigoff)
Dolores Claiborne (dir. Taylor Hackford)
Dead Man Walking (dir. Tim Robbins)
Se7en (dir. David Fincher)
Leaving Las Vegas (dir. Mike Figgis)
Casino (dir. Martin Scorsese)
Nixon (dir. Oliver Stone)
La Cérémonie (dir. Claude Chabrol)
Whisper of the Heart (dir. Yoshifumi Kondo)
Exotica (dir. Atom Egoyan)
Muriel’s Wedding (dir. P.J. Hogan)
Strange Days (dir. Kathryn Bigelow)
Richard III (dir. Richard Loncraine)
Babe (dir. Chris Noonan)
Mr. Holland’s Opus (dir. Stephen Herek)
Carrington (dir. Christopher Hampton)
Before Sunrise (dir. Richard Linklater)
A Single Girl (dir. Benoît Jacquot)
Kicking and Screaming (dir. Noah Baumbach)
Restoration (dir. Michael Hoffman)
Die Hard with a Vengeance (dir. John McTiernan)
Safe (dir. Todd Haynes)
Kids (dir. Larry Clark)
Margaret’s Museum (dir. Mort Ransen)
Rob Roy (dir. Michael Caton-Jones)
Twelve Monkeys (dir. Terry Gilliam)
A Walk in the Clouds (dir. Alfonso Arau)
The American President (dir. Rob Reiner)
Heat (dir. Michael Mann)
Mighty Aphrodite (dir. Woody Allen)
A Little Princess (dir. Alfonso Cuarón)
The Secret of Roan Inish (dir. John Sayles)
Heavy (dir. James Mangold)
Clueless (dir. Amy Heckerling)
Heidi Fleiss: Hollywood Madam (dir. Nick Broomfield)
Apollo 13 (dir. Ron Howard)
Dead Presidents (dir. Albert Hughes and Allen Hughes)
A Goofy Movie (dir. Kevin Lima)
Ghost in the Shell (dir. Mamoru Oshii)
The Quick and the Dead (dire. Sam Raimi)
Braveheart (dir. Mel Gibson)
La Haine (dir. Mathieu Kassovitz)
GoldenEye (dir. Martin Campbell)
Nick of Time (dir. John Badham)
Virtuosity (dir. Brett Leonard)

Honourable Selection: “Pride and Prejudice: TV Mini-Series”

Episodes 1- 6 (dir. Simon Langton, 1995)

The Best Films of 1994

by Christopher Beaubien • April 14, 2008 • Start the Discussion!

Pulp Fiction (dir. Quentin Tarantino)
Ed Wood (dir. Tim Burton)
The Shawskank Redemption (dir. Frank Darabont)
Speed (dir. Jan de Bont)
The Last Seduction (dir. John Dahl)
The Hudsucker Proxy (dir. Joel and Ethan Coen)
Heavenly Creatures (dir. Peter Jackson)
32 Short Films About Glenn Gould (dir. François Girard)
Fresh (dir. Boaz Yakin)
Hoop Dreams (dir. Steve James)
Natural Born Killers (dir. Oliver Stone)
Ladybird Ladybird (dir. Ken Loach)
To Live (dir. Yimou Zhang)
Forrest Gump (dir. Robert Zemeckis)
The Lion King (dir. Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff)
Jamón Jamón (dir. Bigas Luna)
Vanya on 42nd Street (dir. Louis Malle)
Quiz Show (dir. Robert Redford)
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (dir. Neil Jordon)
Clerks (dir. Kevin Smith)
Nobody’s Fool (dir. Robert Benton)
Fun (dir. Rafal Zielinski)
Red Rock West (dir. John Dahl)
Little Women (dir. Gillian Armstrong)
Swimming with Sharks (dir. George Huang)
Four Weddings and a Funeral (dir. Mike Newell)
Serial Mom (dir. John Waters)
The Jungle Book (dir. Stephen Sommers)
Wolf (dir. Mike Nichols)
71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (dir. Michael Haneke)
In the Hands of a Puppet Master (dir. Hsiao-hsien Hou)
Black Beauty (dir. Caroline Thompson)
The Paper (dir. Ron Howard)
The Secret of Roan Inish (dir. John Sayles)
Cop Tips Waitress Two Million Dollars (AKA It Could Happen To You)
(dir. Andy Bergman)
The Mask (dir. Chuck Russell)
When a Man Loves a Woman (dir. Luis Mandoki)
Dumb and Dumber (dir. Peter and Bobby Farrelly)
The New Age (dir. Michael Tolklin)
Shallow Grave (dir. Danny Boyle)
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (dir. Peter Segal)
Guarding Tess (dir. Hugh Wilson)
The Shadow (dir. Russell Mulcahy)
Legends of the Fall (dir. Edward Zwick)
Falling Down (dir. Joel Schumacher)
The Madness of King George (dir. Nicholas Hytner)

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Honourable Selection: “Three Colors”

Red (dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1994)
White (dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1994)
Blue (dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1993)

Honourable Selection: “Satantango” (Dir. Béla Tarr, 1994)

The Best Films of 1993

by Christopher Beaubien • April 13, 2008 • Start the Discussion!

Schindler’s List (dir. Steven Speilberg)
The Fugitive (dir. Andrew Davis)
The Joy Luck Club (dir. Wayne Wang)
Shadowlands (dir. Richard Attenborough)
Naked (dir. Mike Leigh)
The Piano (dir. Jane Campion)
Matinee (dir. Joe Dante)
Household Saints (dir. Nancy Savoca)
Short Cuts (dir. Robert Altman)
Menace II Society (dir. Albert and Allen Hughes)
The Age of Innocence (dir. Martin Scorsese)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (dir. Henry Selick)
Baraka (dir. Ron Fricke)
Kalifornia (dir. Dominic Sena)
Groundhog Day (dir. Harold Ramis)
Searching For Bobby Fischer (dir. Steven Zaillian)
Ruby in Paradise (dir. Victor Nunez)
The Puppetmaster (dir. Hsiao-hsien Hou)
The Wrong Trousers (dir. Nick Park)
Farewell My Concubine (dir. Kaige Chen)
A Perfect World (dir. Clint Eastwood)
The Remains of the Day (dir. James Ivory)
What’s Love Got to Do with It (dir. Brian Gibson)
The Baby of Mâcon (dir. Peter Greenaway)
Addams Family Values (dir. Barry Sonnenfeld)
Dazed and Confused (dir. Richard Linklater)
Cronos (dir. Guillermo del Toro)
The Blue Kite (dir. Zhuangzhuang Tian)
Heaven & Earth (dir. Oliver Stone)
Clean, Shaven (dir. Lodge Kerrigan)
This Boy’s Life (dir. Michael Caton-Jones)
Sommersby (dir. Jon Amiel)
Philadelphia (dir. Jonathan Demme)
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (dir. Lasse Hallström)
In the Line of Fire (dir. Wolfgang Petersen)
True Romance (dir. Tony Scott)
Dave (dir. Ivan Reitman)
Jurassic Park (dir. Steven Spielberg)
The Secret Garden (dir. Agnieszka Holland)
Rudy (dir. David Anspaugh)
The Re-Cobbled Version of The Thief and the Cobbler
(dir. Richard Williams)

The Best Films of 1992

by Christopher Beaubien • April 12, 2008 • Start the Discussion!

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The Player (dir. Robert Altman)
Glenngarry Glen Ross (dir. James Foley)
The Crying Game (dir. Neil Jordan)
Orlando (dir. Sally Potter)
The Hairdresser’s Husband (dir. Patrice Leconte)
Raise The Red Lantern (dir. Yimou Zhang)
Like Water for Chocolate (dir. Alfonso Arau)
Damage (dir. Louis Malle)
Howard’s End (dir. James Ivory)
One False Move (dir. Carl Franklin)
Unforgiven (dir. Clint Eastwood)
Flirting (dir. John Duigan)
Léolo (dir. Jean-Claude Lauzon)
Malcolm X (dir. Spike Lee)
Bad Lieutenant (dir. Abel Ferrara)
Candyman (dir. Bernard Rose)
A League of Their Own (dir. Penny Marshall)
Army of Darkness (dir. Sam Raimi)
Un Coeur en Hiver (A Heart in Winter) (dir. Claude Sautet)
Aladdin (dir. Ron Clements and John Musker)
Scent of a Woman (dir. Martin Brest)
Lessons in Darkness (dir. Werner Herzog)
Dead Alive (dir. Peter Jackson)
Benny’s Video (dir. Michael Haneke)
Batman Returns (dir. Tim Burton)
Wayne’s World (dir. Penelope Spheeris)
Porco Rosso (dir. Hayao Miyazaki)
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (dir. Curtis Hanson)
Of Mice and Men (dir. Gary Sinise)
Man Bites Dog (dir. Rémy Belvaux)
El Mariachi (dir. Robert Rodriguez)
Reservoir Dogs (dir. Quentin Tarantino)

The Best Films of 1991

by Christopher Beaubien • April 11, 2008 • Start the Discussion!

Beauty and the Beast (dir. Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise)
The Silence of the Lambs (dir. Jonathan Demme)
My Father’s Glory | My Mother’s Castle (dir. Yves Robert)
Barton Fink (dir. Joel and Ethan Coen)
La Belle Noiseuse (dir. Jacques Rivette)
JFK (dir. Oliver Stone)
The Rapture (dir. Michael Tolkin)
Bugsy (dir. Barry Levinson)
Grand Canyon (dir. Lawrence Kasdan)
The Man In The Moon (dir. Robert Mulligan)
The Double Life of Veronique (dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski)
Homicide (dir. David Mamet)
A Woman’s Tale (dir. Paul Cox)
Dogfight (dir. Nancy Savoca)
Terminator 2: Judgment day (dir. James Cameron)
Prospero’s Books (dir. Peter Greenaway)
Naked Lunch (dir. David Cronenberg)
A Brief History of Time (dir. Errol Morris)
Life Is Sweet (dir. Mike Leigh)
Boyz n the Hood (dir. John Singleton)
Dead Again (dir. Kenneth Branagh)
Slacker (dir. Richard Linklater)
Let Him Have It (dir. Peter Medak)
Delicatessen (dir. Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet)
The Commitments (dir. Alan Parker)
Mississippi Masala (dir. Mira Nair)