Hank Yuloff’s “Best and Worst” of the ’90s
by Hank Yuloff
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Good movies are like a fine can of Diet Coke. It gives you a quick pick me up, and has a fine flavor that will stick with you. In some cases that flavor will visit you few times. I have based my choices on a few factors:
In no particular order… they’re all close:
#1 Movies With American In The Title: The American President—Like Blazing Saddles, I could probably quote most of it by heart.
#2 A Few Good Men—I will watch it just for the build up line:
#3 Age of Innocence—So beautifully photographed, you have to love this chick flick from heaven.
#4 Schindler’s List—can’t be topped.
#5 The Tom Hanks Quartet: Saving Private Ryan, Philadelphia and Forrest Gump, Apollo 13.
#6 The 6th Sense—Just simply the best type of movie… Well acted and with a story that keeps you hanging.
#7 Chasing Amy—Over and over and over I can watch this one. A classic.
#8 Silence of the Lambs—Along with Se7en, this did for horror in the 90’s what The Omen did for the 80’s and The Exorcist did for the 70’s: Raised the bar for all others to compare against.
#9 Dances with Wolves. I bet I catch crap from a bunch of folks for this, but it was a movie that just spoke to the side of me that feels we need to protect the natural side of our world. Actually, I put this on just to piss off Jon Bastian.
#10 Could have filled this spot with any of the below movies, but I will have to go along with my “can watch them over and over theory” to pick: The Baseball Trilogy: Bull Durham, Major League, and A League of Their Own.
Almost Made The List:
The Bottom 10:
#1 The Blair Witch Project—The worst movie ever made.
#2 The Scent of Green Papaya—Rent it. I dare you. Not a wide release but I wish I had this evening of my life to live over.
#3 Hurly Burly—Just saw this one. Falls into that WWTPOTFM catagory.
#4 Glengary Glen Ross—I am in sales and this movie just pissed me off. WWTPOTFM
#5 Eyes Wide Shut—Kind of an exception to the really good T&A, but the music etc. was just dreadful. The only good thing about this movie was that my sister-in-law has one spoken line. Hint: You NEVER see her face!
#6 The Thin Red Line—I LOVE war pictures. John Wayne, Combat the TV series… I’m all over them. I know war movies and this was not one of them. WWTPOTFM
#7 Most of the TV Shows Turned Into Movies. This includes the soon to be released Charlie’s Angels. That’s going to either be very campy or just SUCK. WWTPOTFM
#8 Rushmore—I was so ready to laugh my ass off. All I got was an enema. The lone bright spot, as in every movie he makes: Bill Murray. WWTPOTFM
#9—10 The Blair Witch Project and all sequels they ever make or consider making.
Hank Yuloff is a film producer and critic in Los Angeles.
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