Are we having fun yet?…Actually, this decade was better than I thought…at least at the top.
At least if you don’t bring none of them boring old morals into it.
Still dreading the post-millennium.
1990 The Grifters (Stephen Frears) (and what a way to open a Decade of Decline!…over Bad Influence, Metropolitan and Pump Up the Volume)
1991 The Doors (Oliver Stone) (over Robin Hood (Patrick Bergin version), JFK (Oliver Stone’s one good year!) and Point Break (still Kathryn Bigelow’s best)
1992 The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (Curtis Hanson) (over One False Move and The Player)
1994 Fresh (Boaz Yakin) (over Barcelona and Ed Wood (Tim Burton’s best…by miles))
1995 To Die For (Gus Van Sant) (over Mighty Aphrodite, Sense and Sensibility and Toy Story)
1996 Grace of My Heart (Allison Anders) (over Freeway, Jerry McGuire and That Thing You Do)
1997 Wag the Dog (Barry Levinson) (over Grosse Pointe Blank, Jackie Brown and The Peacemaker)
1998 A Perfect Murder (Andrew Davis) (over Shakespeare in Love, Croupier and The Mask of Zorro)
1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley (Anthony Minghella) (over Ride With the Devil and, by the thinnest of margins, Dick…if only because “the nineties” was not a decade that deserved to die laughing)
Next, the new millennium…feel my heart go pitter-patter.