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Yearly Roundup – 1991

Posted by martinteller on April 23, 2014

The Cream of the Crop

Nothing from my top 250 this year, so I’m going to do something I don’t usually do… I’m giving the honor to a short.  You can read my brief review of Roy Andersson’s World of Glory, or you can watch it yourself on YouTube (hit the “CC” button to turn on English subtitles).  It’s a fantastic piece of work in Andersson’s signature style.  If you’re not yet familiar with the director, this short would serve as a fine introduction.


Slightly Less Creamy, But Still Tasty

There’s great films beyond just my top 250.  Although they had some fine — and well-respected — films before, it was Barton Fink that really put the Coen brothers on the map and rightfully made them critical darlings.  Kieslowski’s The Double Life of Veronique is a beautiful and enigmatic movie, one that seems to hold many buried treasures under the surface.  Jag Mandir is one of Herzog’s best documentaries, despite the fact that so much of it is free of his always compelling narration.  And Isao Takahata’s Only Yesterday is a sweet and melancholy bit of nostalgia from Studio Ghibli.


Also Love

Hearts of Darkness
High Heels
The Lovers on the Bridge
Raise the Red Lantern
The Stranger
Van Gogh


Varying Degrees of Like

Beauty and the Beast
La belle noiseuse
Cape Fear
Dead Again
Defending Your Life
Jacquot de Nantes
L.A. Story
My Own Private Idaho
Naked Lunch
Once Upon a Time in China
The Rocketeer
Shadows and Fog
The Silence of the Lambs
Solo Con Tu Pareja
Terminator 2: Judgment Day


Varying Degrees of Hate

Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey
City Slickers
The Dark Backward
Drop Dead Fred
High Strung
Point Break


In The Middle

35 Up
Armour of God 2: Operation Condor
Boyz n the Hood
A Brighter Summer Day
Career Opportunities
Closet Land
The Commitments
Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead
The Doors
He Said, She Said
House Party 2
Jungle Fever
Little Man Tate
Madonna: Truth or Dare
The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear
Night on Earth
Only the Lonely
The People Under the Stairs
Rhapsody in August
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
A Scene at the Sea
Scream of Stone
Sleeping with the Enemy
Straight Out of Brooklyn
Thelma & Louise


Uncharted Territory

The Addams Family, Billy Bathgate, A Brief History of Time, Bugsy, Chizuko’s Younger Sister, City of Hope, Curly Sue, Father of the Bride, The Fisher King, The Flesh, Fried Green Tomatoes, Goopy Bagha Phire Elo, Grand Canyon, Hook, Hot Shots!, Kafka, The Last Boy Scout, My Girl, New Jack City, Nothing But Trouble, Once a Thief, The Ox, The Prince of Tides, Prospero’s Books, Regarding Henry, Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky, Surviving Desire, The Suspended Step of the Stork, Until the End of the World, What About Bob?


2 Responses to “Yearly Roundup – 1991”

  1. friendo55 said

    Only Yesterday, Delicatessen, and Raise the Red Lantern have been high on my watchlist for too long now! Great to see you making more of these again.

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