Top Ten Films 

Desiree Cooper

The Apostle - Robert Duvall

Beloved - Jonathan Demme

Buffalo '66 - Vincent Gallo

Bulworth - Warren Beatty

One True Thing - Carl Franklin

Slam - Marc Levin

Slums of Beverly Hills - Tamara Jenkins

Smoke Signals - Chris Eyre

There's Something About Mary - Farrelly Brothers

The Truman Show - Peter Weir

 

Serena Donadoni

Buffalo '66 - Vincent Gallo

Gods and Monsters - Bill Condon

Happiness - Todd Solondz

Live Flesh - Pedro Almodovar

The Real Blonde - Tom DiCillo

Slums of Beverly Hills - Tamara Jenkins

A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries - James Ivory

The Truman Show - Peter Weir

Velvet Goldmine - Todd Haynes

Unjustly maligned and destined for cult status:

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Terry Gilliam

Orgazmo - Trey Parker

Psycho - Gus Van Sant

Very Bad Things - Peter Berg

Wild Things - John McNaughton

 

Timothy Dugdale

Top Five:

The Apostle - Robert Duvall

Bulworth - Warren Beatty

The Eel - Shohei Imamura

Ronin - John Frankenheimer

The Truman Show - Peter Weir

The Stink Quintet:

BASEketball - David Zucker

Happiness - Todd Solondz

Snake Eyes - Brian DePalma

Your Friends and Neighbors - Neil LaBute

You've Got Mail - Nora Ephron

Dead On Arrival:

Beloved - Jonathan Demme

Godzilla - Roland Emmerich

 

Cynthia Erb

The Apostle - Robert Duvall

Gods and Monsters - Bill Condon

Happiness - Todd Solondz

Happy Together - Wong Kar-Wai

Kundun - Martin Scorsese

The Last Days of Disco - Whit Stillman

Men With Guns - John Sayles

The Spanish Prisoner - David Mamet

Touch of Evil (reissue) - Orson Welles

Wild Man Blues - Barbara Kopple

Guilty Pleasures:

The Negotiator - F. Gary Gray

Psycho - Gus Van Sant

 

Jerry Herron

Deconstructing Harry - Woody Allen

Pleasantville - Gary Ross

Primary Colors - Mike Nichols

Ronin - John Frankenheimer

Saving Private Ryan - Steven Spielberg

Small Soldiers - Joe Dante

The Spanish Prisoner - David Mamet

There's Something About Mary - Farrelly Brothers

Touch of Evil (reissue) - Orson Welles

The Truman Show - Peter Weir

 

Deborah Hochberg

The Big Lebowski - Coen Brothers

Henry Fool - Hal Hartley

Men With Guns - John Sayles

Pi - Darren Aronofsky

Public Housing - Frederick

Wiseman

Smoke Signals - Chris Eyre

Steam - Ferzan Ozpetek

The Tango Lesson - Sally Potter

Underground - Emir Kusturica

Wilde - Brian Gilbert

 

Andre Seewood

Five Best:

American History X - Tony Kaye

The Big Lebowski - Coen Brothers

Blade - Stephen Norrington

Happiness - Todd Solondz

There's Something About Mary - Farrelly Brothers

Five Worst:

Enemy of the State - Tony Scott

Hav Plenty - Christopher Scott Cherot

Psycho - Gus Van Sant

Star Wars, Episode One trailer - George Lucas

The Truman Show - Peter Weir

 

Dayana Stetco

Dark City - Alex Proyas

The End of Violence - Wim Wenders

Enemy of the State - Tony Scott

Fallen Angels - Wong Kar-Wai

The Other Side of Sunday - Berit Nesheim

Picnic at Hanging Rock (reissue) - Peter Weir

Ronin - John Frankenheimer

Shakespeare in Love - John Madden

The Sweet Hereafter - Atom Egoyan

The X-Files: Fight the Future - Rob Bowman

Honorable Mention:

Insomnia - Erik Skjoldbjaerg

Slam - Marc Levin

 

George Tysh

The Eel - Shohei Imamura

For Ever Mozart
- Jean-Luc Godard

Happiness - Todd Solondz

High Art - Lisa Cholodenko

Kundun - Martin Scorsese

Life is Beautiful - Roberto Benigni

Marius and Jeannette - Robert Guédiguian

Men With Guns - John Sayles

Out of Sight - Steven Soderbergh

Smoke Signals - Chris Eyre

Honorable Mention:

The Replacement Killers - Antoine Fuqua

Underground - Emir Kusturica

 

Richard C. Walls

Conspirators of Pleasure - Jan Svankmajer

The Eel -- Shohei Imamura

Fireworks - Takeshi Kitano

Happiness - Todd Solondz

Henry Fool - Hal Hartley

The Opposite of Sex - Don Roos

The Real Blonde - Tom DiCillo

Saving Private Ryan - Steven Spielberg

The Truman Show - Peter Weir

Your Friends and Neighbors - Neil LaBute

 

A tally of critic picks and pans Top pick:

Happiness (5 votes)
The Truman Show (5 votes)

The rest:

American History X

The Apostle (3 votes)

Beloved

The Big Lebowsky (2 votes)

Blade

Buffallo '66 (2 votes)

Bulworth (2 votes)

Conspirators of Pleasure

Cries

Dark City

Deconstructing harry

The Eeel (3 votes)

The End of Violence

Enemy of State

Fallen Angels

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (future cult)

Fireworks

For Ever Mozart

Gods and Monsters (2 votes)

Happy Together

Henry Fool (2 votes)

High Art

Insomnia (honorable mention)

Kundun

The Last Days of Disco

Life is Beautiful

Live Flesh

Marius and Jeanette

Men With Guns (3 votes)

Negotiator (guilty pleasure)

One True Thing

The Opposite of Sex

Orgazmo (future cult)

The Other Side of Sunday

Out of Sight

Pi (2 votes)

Picnic at Hanging Rock

Pleasantville

Primary Colors

Psycho (future cult, guilty pleasure)

Public Housing

Real Blonde

Real Blonde

The Replacement Killers (honorable mention)

Ronin (3 votes)

Saving Private Ryan (2 votes)

Shakespeare in Love

Slam (1 vote, 1 honorable mention)

Slums of Beverly Hills (2 votes)

Small Soldiers

Smoke Signals (3 votes)

A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries

Something About Mary (3 votes)

Spanish Prisoner

Steam

The Sweet Hereafter

The Tango Lesson

Touch of Evil (2 votes)

The Truman Show (5 votes)

Underground (1 vote, 1 honorable mention)

Velvet Goldmine

Very Bad Things (future cult)

Wild Things (future cult)

Wild Man Blues

Wilde

The X-Files: Fight the Future

Your Friends and Neighbors

The pans:

Enemy of the State

Hav Plenty

Psycho

Star Wars, Episode One Trailer

The Truman Show

Happiness

Snake Eyes

Friends and Neighbors

You've Got Mail

Beloved

Godzilla

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