Films of the Nineties
Complete, Qualitative Filmography of Over 3000 Feature-Length English
Language Films, Theatrical and Video-Only, Released Between January 1,
1990, and December 31, 1999
by Robert A. Nowlan
by man-and-wife college professors in Connecticut, this compendium of
nearly 3,330 movies released to theaters in the 1990s provides details
on the production companies, leading performers, directors and others
responsible for the work along with brief descriptions and occasional
Not included in this reference are documentaries, porn films,
experimental works or independent features that escaped the attention
of film critics during the decade.
The authors give an overview assessment of the decade's films in a
brief introduction, complaining about a preponderance of movies based
on old TV series, gratuitous violence, and a "dearth of writers who
know how to tell a story." But they rave about the abundance of
excellent character actors working their magic during the 1990s, from
Steve Buscemi in Fargo
and Simon Callow in Shakespeare
in Love to Stockard Channing in First Wives Club and Judi Dench in
the James Bond movies.
"The day will come when some critic will complain that they don't make
movies like those of the 1990s anymore," they conclude.
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