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1990s US Bracket - NIT
« on: November 09, 2008, 04:29:12 PM »
Possible films:

All the Vermeers in New York (Jon Jost, 1990, IMDb 5.7)
American Dream (Barbara Kopple, 1990, IMDb 7.9)
Boxing Helena (Jennifer Lynch, 1993, IMDb 3.9)
Deseret (James Benning, 1995, IMDb 7.7)
The Farm: Angola, USA (Jonathan Stack & Liz Garbus, 1998, IMDb 7.8)
4 Little Girls (Spike Lee, 1997, IMDb 7.7)
Highway Patrolman (Alex Cox, 1991, IMDb 7.1)
I Am a Promise: The Children of Stanton Elementary School (Susan Raymond, 1993, IMDb 8.1)
Incident at Oglala (Michael Apted, 1992, IMDb 7.2)
Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth (Robert B. Weide, 1998, IMDb 8.3)
A Little Princess (Alfonso Cuaron, 1995, IMDb 7.5)
New Rose Hotel (Abel Ferrara, 1998, IMDb 4.1)
Nobody's Business (Alan Berliner, 1996, IMDb 8.1)
On the Bridge (Frank Perry, 1992, IMDb 8.3)
On The Ropes (Nanette Burstein & Brett Morgen, 1999, IMDb 7.4)
Party Girl (Daisy von Scherler Mayer, 1995, IMDb 6.4)
Public Housing (Frederick Wiseman, 1997, IMDb 7.7)
Regret to Inform (Barbara Sonneborn, 1998, IMDb 7.4)
A Simple Plan (Sam Raimi, 1998, IMDB 7.8)
Silverlake Life: The View from Here (Peter Friedman & Tom Joslin, 1993, IMDb 7.8)
Sink or Swim (Su Friedrich, 1990, IMDb 6.8)
Sleepers (Barry Levinson, 1996, IMDb 7.2)
To Sleep with Anger (Charles Burnett, 1990, IMDb 6.8)
Vietnam: Long Time Coming (Jerry Blumenthal, Peter Gilbert, & Gordon Quinn, 1998, IMDb ?.?)
Wisconsin Death Trip (James Marsh, 1991, IMDb 6.6)

Or not.

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Re: 1990s US Bracket - NIT
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2008, 04:32:13 PM »
I'd pull for A Little Princess and Sleepers. The former because I haven't seen it and the latter because Brad Pitt is sexy.
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Re: 1990s US Bracket - NIT
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2008, 04:42:17 PM »
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Re: 1990s US Bracket - NIT
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2008, 04:42:53 PM »
What is this thread for?

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Re: 1990s US Bracket - NIT
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2008, 05:33:35 PM »
What is this thread for?

Round one of pixote's BFF competition.

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Re: 1990s US Bracket - NIT
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2008, 12:30:25 AM »
there are a couple good-looking films in that bunch :)  how about Waterworld!?  Araki's The Living End and then his teenage apocolypse trilogy (inspired by my fresh LaBruce experience) and staying on the queer path, i am reminded of Go Fish.  and hows about that list you just posted the other day of films rejected from the Big Round?  ScreamThe People Under the Stairs? Candyman?  (yo, chicago, represent!) I Know What You Did Last Summer?  (i'm thinking there should be more horror included).  my love fest with Slacker last night reminds me of SubUrbia and even maybe The Newton Boys (i haven't done that one since the theatre); "recent lovefests" reminds me of a resurrection post i started for Clerks., so maybe include Mallrats, which i've not done, but i know there are people who love it (it seems appropriate for the bracket, no?)  more thoughts later, i'm digging on this alterna-bracket :) i almost wrote "bizarro-bracket" which reminded me of Re-Animator (too early), and then the actually worthwhile Bride of Re-Animator (1990)!  what was Ah-nold doing in the 90s?  i'm sure there are some gems there
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Re: 1990s US Bracket - NIT
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2008, 12:37:37 AM »
ok, i just looked up Schwartzenegger!!!  none of these were in the first bracket, were they?  i think they all have elements of interest:

Eraser (1996)
Junior (1994)
True Lies (1994)
Last Action Hero (1993)
Kindergarten Cop (1990)
Total Recall (1990)

this then reminds me of stallone:

Oscar, which i used to love
Demolition Man
Cop Land, which i remember hearing good things about, but don't remember
Stop! Or my Mom Will Shoot
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Re: 1990s US Bracket - NIT
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2008, 12:45:04 AM »
now i am just clicking through various performers, checking out their 90s films, clicking, then clicking, there are quite a few decent little films we missed, eh?  Just hit Arizona Dream, which i used to love...i must stop myself
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Re: 1990s US Bracket - NIT
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2008, 08:42:45 AM »
I can't remember if any of these where in the list initially, and I don't see them in the list of 200, however...

Scream
From Dusk til Dawn
Dead Alive/Braindead
Event Horizon
Jacob's Ladder
The Frightners
Blair Witch Project

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Re: 1990s US Bracket - NIT
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2008, 08:44:34 AM »
I second True Lies. And what about Demolition Man ???