Best of 1994
Hoop Dreams, Quiz Show, Little Women, The Shawshank Redemption, Natural Born Killers, Red Rock West, Vanya on 42nd Street, Forrest Gump, 32 Short Films about Glenn Could, Ed Wood, Pulp Fiction, The New Age, The Blue Kite, Fresh, The Last Seduction, White
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Contrary to the popular belief conceived by nostalgia, 1994 wasn’t really a great year for movies and these guys clearly think so. It was an artistically safe year compared to 1993.
It was also the year when they were frustrated when so many people went to see The Flintstones and very few people went to see better films like The Shawshank Redemption, Quiz Show, Ed Wood, The Three Colors trilogy, and Hoop Dreams. The only popular movies that was on either list was Forrest Gump and Pulp Fiction.
I agree with most of their choices but I disagree with them on Natural Born Killers. I thought it was turgid and hypocritical. It pretended to put down the media’s obsession with criminals, yet it portrays Mickey and Mallory Knox as star crossed lovers who are meant to be. You can’t have it both ways.