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Caption: 1990s

Bound (1996)

  As far as crime thrillers go, Bound is a bit too erotic. As far as erotic thrillers go, Bound is a bit too mainstream.  As far as pure cinema goes, Bound is a bit too chic. And as far as entertaining cinema goes, Bound is a bit too top-notch. The movie…

Awakenings (1990)

Awakenings, oozing with genuine emotions, surpasses being a pure medical drama and touches upon the power of everlasting human spirit, which still keeps this world running. Based on a book of true events in 1969 surrounding the brief awakenings of catatonic patients suffering from encephalitis, the film is a profoundly moving experience…

He Said, She Said (1991)

Romance and comedy, in essence, make a successful pair in cinema over the years unlike literature where a romantic tragedy is still largely glamorous. The reason could be due to the fact that the public at large view cinema as entertainment and literature as education. He Said, She Said, is an intriguing…

Mr. Jones (1993)

“Why do only children have flying dreams?” asks Jones. Jones may be manic-depressive but he is spontaneous. At one moment, he is deliriously charming. Speaks effortlessly on epicurean stuff. Crashes into a live orchestra conducting Beethoven. Walks on thin rails poising himself ever so deftly. Empties his bank account…

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The Straight Story (1999)

“A warm bed and a roof sounds a might better than eating a hotdog on a stick with an old geezer that is traveling on a lawnmower”, says Alvin to an insecure, confused young girl on the highway who’s running away from everything. David Lynch, a master at mercurial filmmaking, takes…