Inside Llewyn Davis, Bob Dylan, and Folk Music

No Direction Home

Earlier this year I had the fortune of watching Martin Scorsese’s wonderfully entertaining and revelatory documentary “No Direction Home.” It provides an in depth look into the life of Bob Dylan from his youth growing up as Robert Allen Zimmerman in Hibbing, Minnesota, up until his transition to rock music in the mid-1960’s. Part of the American Masters series on PBS, which is always awe-inspiring in its ability not only capture the heart and soul of their subjects but somehow decipher their mercurial essence, it paints a comprehensive portrait of a young man thrust upon events as if ordained. Born thirty years after the Greenwich Village scene, I was surprised to see just how young he really was. The image of a grand scale social movement deriving from hauntingly profound lyrics were written by a small, wiry-haired twenty year old with a terribly shy and nervous demeanor. He existed as the walking riddle that spurned his songs.

But what I found equally rewarding in the documentary was the detailed coverage addressing the folk movement thriving at that time. I knew little to nothing about folk music, so to discover the names of iconic figures such as Pete Seeger was a treasure I hold dear today. Still green with knowledge, I’ve learned about the wonderful musicians that paved the way and influenced the artists I have admired as their folk-rock successors.

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And yet, there was something else happening in the documentary as seen through the nameless photographed faces of youngsters and their guitars. Bob Dylan was no doubt one of hundreds, if not thousands of musicians living the life of the bohemian/beat that Ginsberg so passionately praised. They must have been individuals that carried their real estate in their hand, going from place to place each night in hopes of finding warm shelter. They suffered and sang while the freezing cold nights and lonely vagabond days fueled their music. So there’s a beauty to their sadness when they’re discovered and appreciated. But what a tragedy for the countless number that get cast away into the shadows of the alleys. Not surprisingly, it reminds me of a folk song that they must have played some nights at a bar or joint where others like them gathered together. “It takes a worried man to sing a worried song.” And no doubt, it takes a sad man to sing a sad song. It requires digging deep into the dark places of your soul in order for the emotions to rise. Folk music is timely because of that authenticity. So when hundreds come and ago for one Bob Dylan to succeed, the music world loses more than a voice. A torched spirit lit by melancholy dissipates into the recesses of the darkness it channeled, like swallowing a black abyss that knots in your throat. And yet, it spirit finds its way into the music of others. The genre grows with every unsung chord hit and every melody fading into obscurity. “If it was never new, and it never gets old, then it’s a folk song.” It’s a sad life for Llewyn Davis because a talent and potential goes unrecognized. And the tragedy is definitely palpable. But what he leaves behind makes folk music richer and a movie steeped in sadness gleam with hope for the hundreds that will follow down his path and the handful that will become a vessel to them all.

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Here’s a link to the Kingston Trio’s rendition of “A Worried Man:”

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The Underrated: The Go-Between (1970)

I’m a product of Generation Y, otherwise notoriously referred to as a “Millennial.” Sadly, I admit that I fit the description all too well. Just yesterday I forgot my phone in the house for the very first time. Once I realized this, the syndromes instantly started kicking in. Apart from the twitching, hyperventilation, and dizzy spells (I also forgot my smelling-salts), I didn’t know what time it was! Wrist-watches can only be found in museums now, right? Anyway, I would absentmindedly dig into my pocket thinking that it was there and pull out an empty Jolly Rancher’s wrapper, inducing misty eyes and a sense of failure. How on earth was I going to know what was happening in the world!? Nope, the umbilical cord had been severed. I roamed the streets feeling like the subject of a Bruce Springsteen song. The fact that it was sixty degrees, which in SoCal translation basically means that the second Ice Age is upon us, sent a shiver down my cell-phoneless body. But luckily, I made it home just in time before the trauma was at the therapy stage. Now I just need to worry about this dependency issue. But like, it’s not a big deal because I can give it up whenever I want.

So what am I getting at? If there’s one thing that I am assuredly grateful about technology, it’s that it has allowed me to access films that I would never have had the exposure to  continually revisit years before. Up until VHS really, if you watched a movie in the theaters that was that. You wouldn’t be able to catch it again unless there was a revival or if it happened to come out on T.V. Those movies that weren’t popular would get cast away into the depths of archive oblivion. But now, DVD’s, Blu-ray’s, On Demand, Netflix, Hulu, TCM, etc. has made it possible for films from all over the globe and throughout time to see the light of day once again. This segment of my blog will be devoted to those movies, the ones otherwise neglected or relatively unknown, in hopes of bringing some curiosity from the reader to check it out. Hopefully, recommend it to others. The theme here is to spread the love because God knows these films really need it.

The Go-Between (Losey, U.K., 1970)
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It won the Palme d’Or in the 1971 Cannes Film Festival. Andrew Sarris named it the best movie of the year. It’s included in BFI’s top 100 British films. The renowned Margaret Leighton got her only Academy Award nomination as a supporting actress for this movie. And yet, Joseph Losey’s The Go-Between hardly gets mentioned at all today, which is a sad case for a movie that deserves all of its accolades.

The story is adapted from L.P. Hartley’s novel of the same name. The screenwriter, Harold Pinter, had collaborated with the director twice before. But unlike The Servant and AccidentThe Go-Between is rooted more in classical theater than in the abstract cinematic experimentation of the 1960’s. It tells the story of Leo, a young boy staying over his friend’s summer home in the country at the turn of the 20th century. He falls in love with his friend’s sister, Marian Maudsley, and does everything he can to please her. She takes a liking to Leo and asks him to privately deliver messages to a neighboring farmer, Ted Burgess, of a lower rank than her upper-class family. Leo gladly accepts until he curiously reads one of her letters. Heartbroken, he discover that she’s having an affair with Ted, a man he’s also befriended by now. Since their relationship is disapproved by Marian’s family, who is engaged to another “approved” gentleman, Leo finds himself in an delicate position with the lives of two lovers at stake.

What distinguishes The Go-Between from standard melodrama is the manner in which the story is told. Rather than an objective perspective chronicling events, an older Leo recollects his youth. The childhood pains of his first love are all there but the tragedy derives from Leo’s remembrance. Now imprinted with the wisdom of life experience, he understands how unfair the circumstances were. It was an injustice to him and to the two lovers that he played such a key role in the future of Marian and Ted’s relationship. The fact that the outcome was determined by a child haunts the older Leo. It’s an indelible experience that he can’t shake off. And yet, there’s a reserved beauty in its quiet lucidness. Yes, memories can be painful but it’s always the ones that hurt the deepest that make life feel most lived.

Directed by: Joseph Losey
Produced by: John Heyman and Norman Priggen
Screenplay by: Harold Pinter
Based on The Go-Between by L.P. Hartley, a 1953 novel
Starring: Julie Christie, Alan Bates, Dominic Guard, Edward Fox, Margaret Leighton, Michael Redgrave, Michael Gough
Cinematography by: Gerry Fisher
Music by: Michel Legrand
Country: U.K.
Release Date: December 1970 (U.K.) and November 13, 1971 (U.S.A.)
Running Time: 118 minutes

And here’s a link to Michel Legrand’s hauntingly wonderful score:

Home Movie Library – 2000’s

The 2000’s. The new millennium. The rise in technology (i.e. the Apple Revolution, Facebook, etc.) stimulates high-concept films, ending the decade with one of its most prominent features: Avatar. The super-hero franchises emerge as an indestructible force in the marketplace. But 9/11 reminds us of the importance and responsibility human beings have towards one another. Foreign films and documentaries become a larger part of the mainstream. And CGI animation continually breaks new ground, particularly box office grosses. But the big question still remains, where is cinema headed? Where will On Demand, Streaming, Youtube, and other innovative means of exhibition guide the future of film?

Overseas, foreign markets are on a steady rise, many becoming commercial hits in the U.S. (i.e. Crouching Tiger, Hidden DragonAmélieThe Lives of OthersPan’s Labyrinth, etc.). Bolder experimentations open up new cinematic possibilities – the technical bravura of Zhang Yimou’s wuxia films and Alexander Sokurov’s Russian Ark, the self-reflexiveness of Michael Haneke’s Caché, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s complete filmography, among many other things. New voices usually silenced by inaccessibility take advantage of the digital revolution. World cinema has finally become global in the truest sense of the word.

Almost Famous (Crowe, U.S.A., 2000): Columbia Pictures2000 Almost Famous

The Circle (Panahi, Iran/Italy/Switzerland, 2000): Fox Lorber
2000 The Circle

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Lee, Taiwan/Hong Kong/U.S.A./China, 2000): Blu-ray Sony Picture Classics
2000 Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

Dancer in the Dark (Trier, Denmark, 2000): New Line Home Video
2000 Dancer in the Dark

Faithless (Ullman, Sweden, 2000): First Look Pictures
2000 Faithless

George Washington (Green, U.S.A., 2000): Criterion Collection
2000 George Washington

The Gleaners and I (Varda, France, 2000): Zeitgeist Films
2000 The Gleaners and I

High Fidelity (Frears, U.S.A., 2000): Touchstone Home Entertainment
2000 High Fidelity

The House of Mirth (Davies, U.K./U.S.A., 2000): Sony Pictures Classics
2000 The House of Mirth

Memento (Nolan, U.S.A., 2000): Lionsgate
2000 Memento

In the Mood for Love (Kar-wai, Hong Kong, 2000): Criterion Collection
2000 In the Mood for Love

Werckmeister Harmonies (Tarr, Hungary, 2000): Facets Video
2000 Werckmeister Harmonies

Wonder Boys (Hanson, U.S.A., 2000): Paramount Pictures
2000 Wonder Boys

Yi Yi (Yang, Taiwan, 2000): Blu-ray Criterion Collection
2000 Yi Yi

You Can Count on Me (Lonergan, U.S.A., 2000): Paramount Pictures
2000You Can Count on Me 2

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (Spielberg, U.S.A., 2001): Blu-ray Dreamworks Video
2001 A.I

The Devil’s Backbone (Del Toro, Spain/Mexico, 2001): Blu-ray Criterion Collection
2001 The Devil's Backbone

The Fast Runner (Kunuk, Canada, 2001): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
2001 The Fast Runner

Ghost World (Zwigoff, U.S.A., 2001): MGM DVD
2001 Ghost World

Gosford Park (Altman, U.K./U.S.A., 2001): Universal
2001 Gosford Park

The Lady and the Duke (Rohmer, France, 2001): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
2001 The Lady and the Duke

Late Marriage (Kosashvili, Israel/France, 2001): New Yorker Video
2001 Late Marriage

Mulholland Dr. (Lynch, U.S.A., 2001): Universal
2001 Mulholland Drive

The Piano Teacher (Haneke, France/Austria, 2001): Kino International
2001 The Piano Teacher

Pulse (Kurosawa, Japan, 2001): Magnolia
2001 Pulse

The Royal Tenenbaums (Anderson, U.S.A., 2001): Criterion Collection
2001 The Royal Tenenbaums

Time Out (Cantet, France, 2001): Miramax
2001 Time Out

Spirited Away (Miyazaki, Japan, 2001): Disney Home Entertainment
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Va Savoir (Rivette, France, 2001): Sony Pictures
2001 Va Savoir

Y Tu Mamá También (Cuarón, Mexico, 2001): MGM DVD
2001 Y Tu Mama Tambien

About Schmidt (Payne, U.S.A., 2002): New Line Home Entertainment
2002 About Schmidt

Adaptation (Jonze, U.S.A., 2002): Blu-ray Image Entertainment
2002 Adaptation

Blissfully Yours (Weerasethakul, Thailand, 2002): Strand Releasing
2002 Blissfully Yours 2

The Man Without a Past (Kaurismäki, Finland, 2002): Sony Picture Classics
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Minority Report (Spielberg, U.S.A., 2002): Dreamworks Video
2002 Minority Report

The Pianist (Polanski, France/Poland/Germany/U.K., 2002): Universal
2002 The Pianist

Punch-Drunk Love (Anderson, U.S.A., 2002): Columbia Pictures
2002 Punch Drunk Love 2

The Son (Dardenne Brothers, Belgium/France, 2002): New Yorker Video
2002 The Son

Talk to Her (Almodóvar, Spain, 2002): Sony Picture Classics
2002 Talk to Her

American Splendor (Berman/Pulcini, U.S.A., 2003): HBO Video
2003 American Splendor

Dogville (Trier, Denmark, 2003): Lionsgate
2003 Dogville

Far From Heaven (Haynes, U.S.A., 2003): Universal
2003 Far From Heaven

Japón (Reygadas, Mexico, 2003): Palisades Tartan
2003 Japon

Kill Bill Vol. 1 (Tarantino, U.S.A., 2003): Miramax
2003 Kill Bill Vol 1

Lost in Translation (Coppola, U.S.A., 2003): Universal
2003 Lost in Translation

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (Weir, U.S.A./Australia/U.K., 2003): 20th Century Fox
2003 Master and Commander

Memories of Murder (Bong, South Korea, 2003): Palm Pictures
2003 Memories of Murder

Mystic River (Eastwood, U.S.A., 2003): WB
2003 Mystic River

Bad Education (Almodóvar, Spain, 2004): Sony Picture Classics
2004 Bad Education

Before Sunset (Linklater, U.S.A., 2004): WB
2004 Before Sunset

Collateral (Mann, U.S.A., 2004): Dreamworks Video
2004 Collateral

The Intruder (Denis, France, 2004): Fox Lorber
2004 The Intruder

Kill Bill Vol. 2 (Tarantino, U.S.A., 2004): Miramax
2004 Kill Bill Vol 2

Kings and Queen (Desplechin, France, 2004): Wellspring
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Million Dollar Baby (Eastwood, U.S.A., 2004): WB
2004 Million Dollar Baby 2

Nobody Knows (Koreeda, Japan, 2004): MGM DVD
2004 Nobody Knows

Sideways (Payne, U.S.A., 2004): 20th Century Fox
2004 Sideways

Vera Drake (Leigh, U.K., 2004): Studio Canal
2004 Vera Drake

The Beat that my Heart Skipped (Audiard, France, 2005): Wellspring
2005 The Beat that my Heart Skipped

Brokeback Mountain (Lee, U.S.A./Canada, 2005): Universal
2005 Brokeback Mountain

Caché (Haneke, France, 2005): Sony Picture Classics
2005 Cache

L’Enfant (Dardenne Brothers, Belgium, 2005): Sony Pictures Classics
2005 L'Enfant

Good Night and Good Luck (Clooney, U.S.A., 2005): WB
2005 Good Night and Good Luck

Grizzly Man (Herzog, U.S.A., 2005): Lionsgate
2005 Grizzly Man

Munich (Spielberg, U.S.A., 2005): Universal
2005 Munich

No Direction Home (Scorsese, U.S.A., 2005): Paramount Pictures
2005 No Direction Home

The Squid and the Whale (Baumbach, U.S.A., 2005): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
2005 The Squid and the Whale

Children of Men (Cuarón, U.K., 2006): Universal
2006 Children of Men

The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (Puiu, Romania, 2006): Tartan Video
2006 The Death of Lazarescu

Half Nelson (Fleck, U.S.A., 2006): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
2006 Half Nelson

A History of Violence (Cronenberg, U.S.A./Germany/Canada, 2006): New Line Home Entertainment
2006 A History of Violence

The Departed (Scorsese, U.S.A., 2006): WB
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Flags of Our Fathers (Eastwood, U.S.A., 2006): Dreamworks Video
2006 Flags of Our Fathers

The Lives of Others (Donnersmarck, Germany, 2006): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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The Queen (Frears, U.K., 2006): Lionsgate
2006 The Queen

Pan’s Labyrinth (Del Toro, Mexico/Spain, 2006): Blu-ray New Line Home Entertainment
2006 Pan's Labyrinth

A Prairie Home Companion (Altman, U.S.A., 2006): New Line Home Entertainment
2006 A Prairie Home Companion

Still Life (Zhangke, China, 2006): New Yorker
2006 Still Life

United 93 (Greengrass, U.S.A., 2006): Blu-ray Universal
2006 United 93

Volver (Almodóvar, Spain, 2006): Sony Picture Classics
2006 Volver

The Wind that Shakes the Barley (Loach, U.K., 2006): IFC Films
The Wind that Shakes the Barley

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Dominik, U.S.A., 2007): Blu-ray WB
2007 The Assassination of Jesse James

Eastern Promises (Cronenberg, U.K., 2007): Universal
2007 Eastern Promises

Flight of the Red Balloon (Hsiao-hsien, France, 2007): IFC Films
2007 Flight of the Red Balloon

4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days (Mungiu, Romania, 2007): IFC Films
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Gone Baby Gone (Affleck, U.S.A., 2007): Blu-ray Miramax
Gone, Baby, Gone

Into the Wild (Penn, U.S.A., 2007): WB
2007 Into the Wild

My Winnipeg (Maddin, Canada, 2007): Seville
2007 My Winnipeg

No Country for Old Men (Coen Brothers, U.S.A., 2007): Miramax
2007 No Country for Old Men

Once (Carney, Ireland, 2007): Fox Searchlight
2007 Once

Silent Light (Reygadas, Mexico, 2007): Vivendi Entertainment
2007 Silent Light

There Will Be Blood (Anderson, U.S.A., 2007): Miramax
2007 There Will Be Blood 2

3:10 to Yuma (Mangold, U.S.A., 2007): Blu-ray Lionsgate
2007 Three Ten to Yuma

Zodiac (Fincher, U.S.A., 2007): Blu-ray Paramount Pictures
Zodiac

A Christmas Tale (Desplechin, France, 2008): Blu-ray Criterion Collection
2008 A Christmas Tale

The Dark Knight (Nolan, U.S.A., 2008): WB
The Dark Knight

The Duchess of Langeais (Rivette, France, 2008): Canal Plus
2008 The Duchess of Langeais

The Edge of Heaven (Akin, Germany/Turkey, 2008): Strand Releasing
2008 The Edge of Heaven

Everlasting Memories (Troell, Sweden, 2008): Criterion Collection
2008 Everlasting Moments

The Hurt Locker (Bigelow, U.S.A., 2008): Blu-ray Summit Entertainment
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Summer Hours (Assayas, France, 2008): Blu-ray Criterion Collection
2008 Summer Hours

Still Walking (Koreeda, Japan, 2008): Blu-ray Criterion Collection
2008 Still Walking

Wendy and Lucy (Reichardt, U.S.A., 2008): Oscilloscope
2008 Wendy and Lucy

Broken Embraces (Almodóvar, Spain, 2009): Blu-ray Universal
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Inglorious Basterds (Tarantino, U.S.A., 2009): Universal
2009 Inglorious Basterds

A Prophet (Audiard, France/Italy, 2009): Blu-ray Sony Picture Classics
2009 A Prophet

A Serious Man (Coen Brothers, U.S.A., 2009): Alliance
2009 A Serious Man

White Material (Denis, France, 2009): Blu-ray Criterion Collection
2009 White Material

The White Ribbon (Haneke, Germany, 2009): Blu-ray Sony Picture Classics
2009 The White Ribbon

Home Movie Library – 1990’s

The 1990’s. The end of the Cold War and the beginning of an economic boom. The film industry reflects this commodity. The blockbuster continues on a steadfast motion. CGI reaches a new pinnacle in technical advancement with its popularity still a formidable force today. A renaissance in animation as Toy Story treads new ground. However, this is also the decade of independent filmmaking: Quentin Tarantino, Paul Thomas Anderson, Richard Linklater, Whit Stillman, Alexander Payne, Wes Anderson, etc. But a curveball would change the trajectory of a course whose tide we’re still riding today, and it isn’t stopping anytime soon: The Internet.

Overseas, Asia bursts with an unparalleled creative energy. China raises to international ranks with the Fifth Generation Film Movement that had begun the decade before (Zhang Yimou, Chen Kaige, Tian Zhuangzhuang). Taiwan introduces Ang Lee, while Hong Kong ascends then declines. But fortunately Wong Kar-wai didn’t get the memo. In Iran, Kiarostami leads the Middle East’s own rising artistic industry. Denmark gets dogmatic and Australia hangs up its go-for-broke style for glamour and glitter. Mike Leigh shakes things up in the U.K. and New Zealand prospers like it rarely has before. Then in France, old masters still go strong (Chabrol, Rivette, Rohmer), but now rub elbows with newcomers who got their feet wet in the 80’s (Carax, Denis, etc.). And this is just scratching the international cinema surface!

An Angel at My Table (Campion, Australia/New Zealand/U.K., 1990): Criterion Collection
1990 An Angel at my Table

Close-Up (Kiarostami, Iran, 1990): Blu-ray Criterion Collection
1990 Close Up 2

Days of Being Wild (Kar-wai, Hong Kong, 1990): Kino Video
1990 Days of Being Wild

Edward Scissorhands (Burton, U.S.A., 1990): 20th Century Fox
1990 Edward Scissorhands

Goodfellas (Scorsese, U.S.A., 1990): WB
1990 Goodfellas

The Grifters (Frears, U.S.A., 1990): Miramax
1990 The Grifters

Life is Sweet (Leigh, U.K., 1990): Criterion Collection
1990 Life is Sweet

The Match Factory Girl (Kaurismäki, Finland, 1990): Criterion Collection – Eclipse Series
1990 The Match Factory Girl

Metropolitan (Stillman, U.S.A., 1990): Blu-ray Criterion Collection
1990 Metropolitan

Miller’s Crossing (Coen Brothers, U.S.A., 1990): 20th Century Fox
1990 Miller's Crossing

Mountains of the Moon (Rafelson, U.S.A., 1990): Artisan Entertainment
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Reversal of Fortune (Schroeder, U.S.A., 1990): WB
1990 Reversal of Fortune

The Sheltering Sky (Bertolucci, Italy/U.K., 1990): WB
1990 The Sheltering Sky

A Tale of Springtime (Rohmer, France, 1990): MGM DVD
1990 A Tale of Springtime

Vincent and Theo (Altman, U.S.A., 1990): MGM DVD
1990 Vincent and Theo

Les Amants du Pont Neuf (Carax, France, 1991): Lionsgate
1991 The Lovers of the Bridge

Barton Fink (Coen Brothers, U.S.A., 1991): 20th Century Fox
1991 Barton Fink

La Belle Noiseuse (Rivette, France/Switzerland, 1990): New Yorker Video
1991 La Belle Noiseuse

The Doors (Stone, U.S.A., 1991): Lionsgate
1991 The Doors

The Double Life of Véronique (Kieslowski, Poland/France/Norway, 1991): Criterion Collection
1991 The Double Life of Veronique

The Hours and Times (Münch, U.S.A., 1991): Choices Inc.
1991 The Hours and Times

JFK (Stone, U.S.A., 1991): WB
1991 JFK

My Own Private Idaho (Van Sant, U.S.A., 1991): Criterion Collection
1991 My Own Private Idaho

Raise the Red Lantern (Yimou, China, 1991): MGM World Films
1991 Raise the Red Lantern

The Silence of the Lambs (Demme, U.S.A., 1991): MGM DVD
1991 The Silence of the Lambs

Slacker (Linklater, U.S.A., 1991): Criterion Collection
1991 Slacker

Thelma and Loiuse (Scott, U.S.A., 1991): MGM DVD
1991 Thelma and Louise

The Crying Game (Jordan, U.K./Japan, 1992): Miramax
1992 The Crying Game

Howards End (Ivory, U.K., 1992): Criterion Collection
1992 Howards End

Husbands and Wives (Allen, U.S.A., 1992): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
1992 Husbands and Wives

Hyènes (Mambéty, Senegal, 1992): Kino Video
1992 Hyenes

The Last of the Mohicans (Mann, U.S.A., 1992): 20th Century Fox
1992 The Last of the Mohicans

The Long Day Closes (Davies, U.K., 1992): Blu-ray and Standard Criterion Collection
1992 The Long day Closes

Malcolm X (Lee, U.S.A., 1992): WB
1992 Malcolm X

The Player (Altman, U.S.A., 1992): New Line Home Video
1992 The Player

Reservoir Dogs (Tarantino, U.S.A., 1992): Blu-ray Lionsgate
1992 Reesrvoir Dogs

Strictly Ballroom (Luhrmann, Australia, 1992): Miramax
1992 Strictly Ballroom

Unforgiven (Eastwood, U.S.A., 1992): WB
1992 Unforgiven

The Age of Innocence (Scorsese, U.S.A., 1993): Columbia Pictures
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Three Colors: Blue (Kieslowski, France/Poland/Switzerland, 1993): Blu-ray Criterion Collection
1993 Blue

Dazed and Confused (Linklater, U.S.A., 1993): Criterion Collection
1993 Dazed and Confused

Farewell My Concubine (Kaige, Hong Kong, 1993): Miramax Classics
1993 Farewell My Concubine

Groundhog Day (Ramis, U.S.A., 1993): Columbia Pictures
1993 Groundhog Day 2

Naked (Leigh, U.K., 1993): Blu-ray Criterion Collection
1993 Naked

The Piano (Campion, New Zealand/Australia/France, 1993): Blu-ray Miramax
1993 The Piano 2

The Puppetmaster (Hsiao-Hsien, Taiwan, 1993): Fox Lorber
1993 The Puppetmaster

The Remains of the Day (Ivory, U.K., 1993): Columbia Pictures
1996 The Remains of the Day 2

The Scent of Green Papaya (Hung, France, 1993): Lorber Films
1993 The Scent of Green Papaya

Schindler’s List (Spielberg, U.S.A., 1993): Universal
1993 Schindler's List

Short Cuts (Altman, U.S.A., 1993): Criterion Collection
1993 Short Cuts

The Snapper (Frears, Ireland, 1993): Miramax
1993 The Snapper

The Wedding Banquet (Lee, Taiwan, 1993): MGM DVD
1993 The Wedding Banquet

Bullets Over Broadway (Allen, U.S.A., 1994): Miramax
1994 Bullets Over Broadway

Chungking Express (Kar-wai, Hong Kong, 1994): Blu-ray Criterion Collection
1994 Chungking Express

Crumb (Zwigoff, U.S.A., 1994): Blu-ray Criterion Collection
1994 Crumb

Eat Drink Man Woman (Lee, Taiwan, 1994): MGM World Films
1994 Eat Drink Man Woman

Ed Wood (Burton, U.S.A., 1994): Touchstone Home Entertainment
1994 Ed Wood

Forrest Gump (Zemeckis, U.S.A., 1994): Blu-ray Paramount Pictures
1994 Forrest Gump

Heavenly Creatures (Jackson, New Zealand, 1994): Blu-ray Miramax
1994 Heavenly Creatures

Hoop Dreams (James, U.S.A., 1994): Criterion Collection
1994 Hoop Dreams

Nobody’s Fool (Benton, U.S.A., 1994): Paramount
1994 Nobody's Fool

Pulp Fiction (Tarantino, U.S.A., 1994): Miramax
1994 Pulp Fiction

Quiz Show (Redford, U.S.A., 1994): Hollywood Pictures Home Entertainment
1994 Quiz Show

Three Colors: Red (Kieslowski, France/Poland/Switzerland, 1994): Blu-ray Criterion Collection
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The Shawshank Redemption (Darabont, U.S.A., 1994): WB
1994 The Shawshank Redemption

Three Colors: White (Kieslowski, France/Poland/Switzerland, 1994): Blu-ray Criterion Collection
1994 White

Before Sunrise (Linklater, U.S.A., 1995): WB
1995 Before Sunrise

Casino (Scorsese, U.S.A., 1995): Universal
1995 Casino

La Cérémonie (Chabrol, France/Germany, 1995): Homevision
1995 La Ceremonie

Fallen Angels (Kar-wai, Hong Kong, 1995): Kino International
1995 Fallen Angels

Get Shorty (Sonnenfeld, U.S.A., 1995): MGM DVD
1995 Get Shorty

La Haine (Kassovitz, France, 1995): Blu-ray Criterion Collection
1995 La Haine

Heat (Mann, U.S.A., 1995): WB
1995 Heat 2

Persuasion (Michell, U.K./U.S.A., 1995): Sony Pictures Classics
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Safe (Haynes, U.K./U.S.A., 1995): Sony Pictures
1995 Safe

Sense and Sensibility (Lee, U.K./U.S.A., 1995): Sone Pictures Home Entertainment
1995 Sense and Sensibility

Se7en (Fincher, U.S.A., 1995): New Line Home Video
1995 Seven

To Die For (Van Sant, U.S.A., 1995): Image Entertainment
1995 To Die For

Toy Story (Lasseter, U.S.A., 1995): Pixar
1995 Toy Story

Underground (Kusturica, France/Germany/Hungary/Yugoslavia/Bulgaria, 1995): New Yorker Video
1995 Underground

Bottle Rocket (Anderson, U.S.A., 1996): Blu-ray Criterion Collection
1996 Bottle Rocket

Breaking the Waves (Trier, Denmark, 1996): Artisan Entertainment
1996 Breaking the Waves

Fargo (Coen Brothers, U.S.A., 1996): MGM DVD
1996 Fargo 2

Flirting with Disaster (Russell, U.S.A., 1996): Miramax
1996 Flirting with Disaster

Hard Eight (Anderson, U.S.A., 1996): Columbia Pictures
1996 Hard Eight

Jerry Maguire (Crowe, U.S.A., 1996): Columbia Pictures
1996 Jerry Maguire

Kansas City (Altman, U.S.A., 1996): New Line Home Video
1996 Kansas City

Lone Star (Sayles, U.S.A., 1996): WB
1996 Lone Star

A Moment of Innocence (Makhmalbaf, Iran/France, 1996): New Yorker Video
1996 A Moment of Innocence

Portrait of a Lady (Campion, U.K./U.S.A., 1996): Shout! Factory
1996 The Portrait of a Lady

Secrets and Lies (Leigh, U.K., 1996): 20th Century Fox
1996 Secrets and Lies

Boogie Nights (Anderson, U.S.A., 1997): New Line Home Entertainment
1997 Boogie Nights

The Butcher Boy (Jordan, Ireland/U.S.A., 1997): WB
1997 The Butcher Boy

Face/Off (Woo, U.S.A., 1997): Paramount
1997 Face Off

Funny Games (Haneke, Austria, 1997): Kino Video
1997 Funny Games

Happy Together (Kar-wai, Hong Kong, 1997): Blu-ray Kino International
1997 Happy Together 2

The Ice Storm (Lee, U.S.A., 1997): Criterion Collection
1997 The Ice Storm

Jackie Brown (Tarantino, U.S.A., 1997): Miramax
1997 Jackie Brown 2

L.A. Confidential (Hanson, U.S.A., 1997): Blu-ray and Standard WB
1997 L.A. Confidential

Lost Highway (Lynch, U.S.A., 1997): Universal
1997 Lost Highway

Mother and Son (Sokurov, Russia/Germany, 1997): Kino Video
1997 Mother and Son

Taste of Cherry (Kiarostami, Iran, 1996): Criterion Collection
1997 Taste of Cherry

Titanic (Cameron, U.S.A., 1997): Paramount Pictures
1997 Titanic

Affliction (Schrader, U.S.A., 1998): Lionsgate
1998 Affliction

After Life (Koreeda, Japan, 1998): New Yorker Video
1998 After Life

The Big Lebowski (Coen Brothers, U.S.A., 1998): Focus Features
1998 The Big Lebowski

The General (Boorman, Ireland, 1998): Sony Pictures Classics
1998 The General

Flowers of Shanghai (Hsiao-Hsien, Taiwan, 1998): Fox Lorber Films
1998 The Flowers of Shanghai

The Last Days of Disco (Stillman, U.S.A., 1998): Criterion Collection
1998 The Last Days of Disco

Out of Sight (Soderbergh, U.S.A., 1998): Blu-ray Universal
1998 Out of Sight

Pleasantville (Ross, U.S.A., 1998): New Line Home Video
1998 Pleasantville

Rushmore (Anderon, U.S.A., 1998): Blu-ray Criterion Collection
Neu im Kino: Tragikomödie "Rushmore" mit Jason Schwartzman

Saving Private Ryan (Spielberg, U.S.A., 1998): Paramount Pictures
Tom Hanks and others as they appear in SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, 1998.

The Thin Red Line (Malick, U.S.A., 1998): Blu-ray Criterion Collection
1998 The Thin Red Line

Velvet Goldmine (Haynes, U.S.A., 1998): Blu-ray Miramax
1998 Velvet Goldmine

All About my Mother (Almodóvar, Spain/France, 1999): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
1999 All About my Mother

Beau Travail (Denis, France, 1999): New Yorker Films
1999 Beau Travail

Being John Malkovich (Jonze, U.S.A., 1999): Blu-ray Criterion Collection
1999 Being John Malkovich

Cookie’s Fortune (Altman, U.S.A., 1999): Polygram U.S.A., Video
1999 Cookie's Fortune

Election (Payne, U.S.A., 1999): Blu-ray Paramount
1999 Election

Eyes Wide Shut (Kubrick, U.K./U.S.A., 1999): WB
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The Insider (Mann, U.S.A., 1999): Touchstone Home Video
1999 The Insider

Magnolia (Anderson, U.S.A., 1999): New Line Home Entertainment
1999 Magnolia

Ride with the Devil (Lee, U.S.A., 1999): Blu-ray Criterion Collection
1999 Ride with the Devil

Rosetta (Dardenne Brothers, France/Belgium, 1999): Blu-ray Criterion Collection
1999 Rosetta

The Straight Story (Lynch, U.S.A., 1999): Walt Disney Home Video (!?)
1999 The Straight Story

Three Kings (Russell, U.S.A., 1999): WB
1999 Three Kings

Topsy-Turvy (Leigh, U.K., 1999): Criterion Collection
1999 Topsy Turvy

The Wind Will Carry Us (Kiarostami, Iran, 1999): New Yorker Video
1999 The Wind Will Carry Us