- Almost Famous
- An irreverent and touching look at the 70's music world from the point
of view of a teenage journalist embarking on a road trip with a troubled
- American Psycho
- Violent and comic, this is a great black comedy on the 1980's "me"
generation and the excesses of a decade with a bravura performance by Christian
- Charlie's Angels -
Pure, unadulterated fluff-ball Hollywood entertainment taking parts of The
Matrix, of the original 70's show and mixing them well.
- Chicken Run
- A hilarious, clever spoof on World War II escape films by the team
responsible for the Academy awarded Wallace and Gromit
- Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
- A Chinese fantasy / romance full of incredible fight scenes and
wonderful cinematography that finally made North Americans stand up and take
notice of Asian cinema.
- Director Ridley Scott's take on the old-fashioned epics like Ben-Hur,
with a convincing Russell Crowe in the lead role, will probably sweep the
Oscars this year.
- The Goddess of 1967
- A feature that is beautiful, dream-like, at times innocent and yet
quite harsh in its subject matter - and one that makes it impossible for the audience not to be moved.
- High Fidelity
- A smart, witty, and utterly charming romantic-comedy giving a self-depracating look at single life and failed relationships through the eyes of
- Keeping the Faith
- Just what a good light-hearted comedy should be: charming, often amusing, and full of laugh-out-loud moments.
- Maelstrom (Quebec)
- A harrowing, insightful, fascinating and wonderful tale of personal hardship and
redemption, this is an absolute gem of a film, and quite possibly the best
film of the year.
- Requiem for a Dream
Days - With a fine cast, this is solid, classic filmmaking in the best sense and a harrowing view of how close the world
came to nuclear war.
- An ambitious, stylish film finally tackling a complex subject and handling it with the maturity it deserves, making it as much a powerful drama as a stark reality-check of the issues in dealing with the drug trade.
- Wonder Boys
- An entertaining, funny, and touching film about mid-life crisis, university life, and the literary
world with a fine performance by Michael Douglas.
- You Can Count On Me