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Saturday, February 6, 2010

1997

Commingled Containers (Stan Brakhage)

TOP TIER:
Boogie Nights (Paul Thomas Anderson)
Commingled Containers (Stan Brakhage)
Cure (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
Happy Together (Wong Kar-Wai)
Jackie Brown (Quentin Tarantino)
Kundun (Martin Scorsese)
Lost Highway (David Lynch)
Mother and Son (Aleksandr Sokurov)
Ossos (Pedro Costa)
The River (Tsai Ming-Liang)
Same Old Song (Alain Resnais)
Starship Troopers (Paul Verhoeven)
The Sweet Hereafter (Atom Egoyan)
A Taste of Cherry (Abbas Kiarostami)

ESSENTIAL VIEWING:
Afterglow (Alan Rudolph)
The Apostle (Robert Duvall)
Barbara (Nils Malmros)
Brother (Alexei Balabanov)
Career Girls (Mike Leigh)
The Castle (Michael Haneke)
Contact (Robert Zemeckis)
Cop Land (James Mangold)
Critical Care (Sidney Lumet)
Docteur Chance (François-Jacques Ossang)*
Donnie Brasco (Mike Newell)
Double Team (Tsui Hark)
The Eel (Shohei Imamura)
Event Horizon (Paul W.S. Anderson)
Eve's Bayou (Kasi Lemmons)
The Eye of God (Tim Blake Nelson)
Face/Off (John Woo)
Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control (Errol Morris)
Fireworks (Takeshi Kitano)
The Game (David Fincher)
Gattaca (Andrew Niccol)
Genealogies of a Crime (Raul Ruiz)
Green Fish (Lee Chang-Dong)
Grosse Pointe Blank (George Armitage)
Gummo (Harmony Korine)
Hamsun (Jan Troell)
Henry Fool (Hal Hartley)
Kiss or Kill (Bill Bennett)
Lawn Dogs (John Duigan)
Litle Shots of Happiness (Todd Verow)
Live Flesh (Pedro Almodovar)
Ma Vie en Rose (Alain Berliner)
A Merry War (Robert Bierman)
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (Clint Eastwood)
Nowhere (Gregg Araki)
The Prince of Homburg (Marco Bellochio)
Pronto (Jim McBride)
The Rainmaker (Francis Ford Coppola)
The Revenge - The Scar That Never Fades (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
The Revenge - A Visit From Fate (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
Le Septieme Ciel (Benoit Jacquot)
Sue (Amos Kollek)
Suzaku (Naomi Kawase)
Uncle Sam (William Lustig)
La Vie de Jesus (Bruno Dumont)
Washington Square (Agnieszka Holland)
Xiao Wu (Jia Zhang-Ke)

FURTHER INVESTIGATION:
Amistad (Steven Spielberg)
Children of Heaven (Majid Majidi)
My Best Friend's Wedding (P.J. Hogan)
Office Killer (Cindy Sherman)
Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion (David Mirkin)

* Review located offsite; author and review not affiliated with Unexamined Essentials in any way.

Docteur Chance (Francois-Jacques Ossang)



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