Top Ten of 1992: World Premieres
 Top Ten by U.S. Release Date (Updated) // My 1992 Oscar Ballot (Updated)

1. Dream of Light (El Sol del membrillo) Dir. Victor Erice. With Antonio López García A
2. Hyenas Dir. Djibril Diop Mambéty. With Mansour Diouf, Ami Diahkate A
3. Howards End Dir. James Ivory. With Emma Thompson, Helena Bonham Carter A–
4. The Long Day Closes Dir. Terence Davies. With Leigh McCormack, Marjorie Yates A–
5. These Hands Dir. Flora M'mbugu-Schelling. Documentary about Tanzanian rock quarriers A–
6. The Crying Game Dir. Neil Jordan. With Stephen Rea, Forest Whitaker, Jaye Davidson A–
7. Husbands and Wives Dir. Woody Allen. With Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Judy Davis A–
8. Orlando Dir. Sally Potter. With Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane, Quentin Crisp, John Wood A–
9. The Player Dir. Robert Altman. With Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Whoopi Goldberg A–
10. Bram Stoker's Dracula Dir. Francis Ford Coppola. With Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder A–

Runners-Up (alpha): Brother's Keeper, Passion Fish


Reviews from 1992
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   Basic Instinct Dir. Paul Verhoeven. With Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone, Jeanne Tripplehorn D
   Bram Stoker's Dracula Dir. Francis Ford Coppola. With Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder A–
   Brother's Keeper Dirs. Joe Berlinger & Bruce Sinofsky. Documentary about a bizarre murder trial B+
   The Crying Game Dir. Neil Jordan. With Stephen Rea, Forest Whitaker, Jaye Davidson A–
   Dream of Light (El Sol del membrillo) Dir. Victor Erice. With Antonio López García A
©   Glengarry Glen Ross Dir. James Foley. With Jack Lemmon, Al Pacino, Ed Harris B–
   Howards End Dir. James Ivory. With Emma Thompson, Helena Bonham Carter A–
   Howards End Dir. James Ivory. With Emma Thompson, Helena Bonham Carter A–
   Husbands and Wives Dir. Woody Allen. With Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Judy Davis A
   Hyenas Dir. Djibril Diop Mambéty. With Mansour Diouf, Ami Diahkate A
   Indochine Dir. Régis Wargnier. With Catherine Deneuve, Vincent Pérez, Linh Dan Pham C–
   Peter's Friends Dir. Kenneth Branagh. With Stephen Fry, Kenneth Branagh D+
   Shadows and Fog Dir. Woody Allen. With Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, John Malkovich D+
   These Hands Dir. Flora M'mbugu-Schelling. Documentary about Tanzanian rock quarriers A–
©   Wuthering Heights Dir. Peter Kosminsky. With Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche C–

More Grades from 1992
Unreviewed titles I have seen recently enough to grade
 
      Aileen: The Selling of a Serial Killer Dir. Nick Broomfield. Documentary B
      Alien³ Dir. David Fincher. With Sigourney Weaver, Charles S. Dutton, Charles Dance B
      Candyman Dir. Bernard Rose. With Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Kasi Lemmons B–
      Chaplin Dir. Richard Attenborough. With Robert Downey Jr., Moira Kelly, Paul Rhys C
      A Few Good Men Dir. Rob Reiner. With Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore C
      Lorenzo's Oil Dir. George Miller. With Susan Sarandon, Nick Nolte, Peter Ustinov B–
      Love Field Dir. Jonathan Kaplan. With Michelle Pfeiffer, Dennis Haysbert, Stephanie McFadden C
      My Cousin Vinny Dir. Jonathan Lynn. With Joe Pesci, Marisa Tomei, Ralph Macchio D–
      Passion Fish Dir. John Sayles. With Mary McDonnell, Alfre Woodard, David Strathairn B+
      Rock Hudson's Home Movies Dir. Mark Rappaport. Experimental documentary B–
      Sneakers Dir. Phil Alden Robinson. With Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier, Mary McDonnell B
      Unforgiven Dir. Clint Eastwood. With Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman B+
      White Men Can't Jump Dir. Ron Shelton. With Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes B–
 

Also from 1992
The memories are fading, but they're somewhere in my brain
 
Fantastic
      Swoon Dir. Tom Kalin. With Craig Chester, Daniel Schlachet, Ron Vawter
 
Fetching
      Malcolm X Dir. Spike Lee. With Denzel Washington, Al Freeman Jr., Angela Bassett
 
Fair
      Aladdin Dirs. John Musker & Ron Clements. Animated. Voice of Scott Weinger
      Baraka Dir. Ron Fricke. Pictorial collage of various global environments
      Damage Dir. Louis Malle. With Jeremy Irons, Juliette Binoche, Miranda Richardson
      Dead Alive Dir. Peter Jackson. With Timothy Balme, Diana Penalver, Liz Moody
      Enchanted April Dir. Mike Newell. With Josie Lawrence, Miranda Richardson
      Jamón, jamón Dir. Bigas Luna. With Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Stefania Sandrelli
      The Last of the Mohicans Dir. Michael Mann. With Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe
      Proof Dir. Jocelyn Moorhouse. With Hugo Weaving, Genevieve Picot, Russell Crowe
      Sister Act Dir. Emile Ardolino. With Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Harvey Keitel
      Strictly Ballroom Dir. Baz Luhrmann. With Paul Mercurio, Armonia Benedito, Pat Thompson
      Unlawful Entry Dir. Jonathan Kaplan. With Kurt Russell, Ray Liotta, Madeleine Stowe
 
Feh
      Batman Returns Dir. Tim Burton. With Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer
      Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. Dir. Leslie Harris. With Ariyan A. Johnson, Kevin Thigpen
      The Living End Dir. Gregg Araki. With Craig Gilmore, Mike Dytri, Darcy Marta
      Patriot Games Dir. Phillip Noyce. With Harrison Ford, Anne Archer, James Earl Jones
      Reservoir Dogs Dir. Quentin Tarantino. With Tim Roth, Harvey Keitel, Steve Buscemi
      Romper Stomper Dir. Geoffrey Wright. With Russell Crowe, Daniel Pollock, Jacqueline McKenzie
      Scent of a Woman Dir. Martin Brest. With Al Pacino, Chris O'Donnell, Gabrielle Anwar
 
Flotsam
      The Man Upstairs Dir. George Schaefer. TV Movie. With Katharine Hepburn, Ryan O'Neal


Still to Come from 1992
 
Ten Most Enticing Prospects:
      Bad Lieutenant Dir. Abel Ferrara. With Harvey Keitel, Victor Argo, Paul Calderon
      Benny's Video Dir. Michael Haneke. With Arno Frisch, Angela Winkler, Ulrich Mühe
      The Best Intentions Dir. Bille August. With Samuel Fröler, Pernilla August, Max von Sydow
      Un coeur en hiver Dir. Claude Sautet. With Daniel Auteuil, Emmanuelle Béart
      For a Lost Soldier Dir. Roeland Kerbosch. With Maarten Smit, Jeroen Krabbé, Andrew Kelley
      Gas Food Lodging Dir. Allison Anders. With Brooke Adams, Ione Skye, Fairuza Balk
      Guelwaar Dir. Ousmane Sembene. With Omar Seck, Mame Ndoumbe Diop, Thierno Ndiaye
      Léolo Dir. Jean-Claude Lauzon. With Maxime Collin, Ginette Reno, Julien Guiomar
      Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media Dirs. Mark Achbar & Peter Wintonick
      One False Move Dir. Carl Franklin. With Bill Paxton, Cynda Williams, Billy Bob Thornton
 
Further Research:
      1492: Conquest of Paradise Dir. Ridley Scott. With Gérard Depardieu, Armand Assante
      The Accompanist Dir. Claude Miller. With Richard Bohringer, Yelena Safonova, Romane Bohringer
      American Heart Dir. Martin Bell. With Jeff Bridges, Edward Furlong, Lucinda Jenney
      American Me Dir. Edward James Olmos. With Edward James Olmos, William Forsythe
      Army of Darkness Dir. Sam Raimi. With Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz, Marcus Gilbert
      Belle Epoque Dir. Fernando Trueba. With Fernando Fernán Gómez, Penélope Cruz
      Bitter Moon Dir. Roman Polanski. With Hugh Grant, Kristin Scott Thomas, Peter Coyote
      Bob Roberts Dir. Tim Robbins. With Tim Robbins, Giancarlo Esposito, Alan Rickman
      The Bodyguard Dir. Mick Jackson. With Kevin Costner, Whitney Houston, Bill Cobbs
      Buffy the Vampire Slayer Dir. Fran Rubel Kuzui. With Kristy Swanson, Donald Sutherland
      Ciao, Professore! Dir. Lina Wertmüller. With Paolo Villaggio, Isa Danieli, Gigio Morra
      Claire of the Moon Dir. Nicole Conn. With Trisha Todd, Karen Trumbo, Faith McDevitt
      Consenting Adults Dir. Alan J. Pakula. With Kevin Kline, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
      Cousin Bobby Dir. Jonathan Demme. Documentary about an Episcopalian minister in Harlem
      Crush Dir. Alison Maclean. With Marcia Gay Harden, Donogh Rees, Caitlin Bossley
      Death Becomes Her Dir. Robert Zemeckis. With Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn, Bruce Willis
      Deep Cover Dir. Bill Duke. With Laurence Fishburne, Jeff Goldblum, Victoria Dillard
      Equinox Dir. Alan Rudolph. With Matthew Modine, Lara Flynn Boyle, Fred Ward, Tyra Ferrell
      Far and Away Dir. Ron Howard. With Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Thomas Gibson, Robert Prosky
      The Hand that Rocks the Cradle Dir. Curtis Hanson. With Rebecca De Mornay, Annabella Sciorra
      Hard Boiled Dir. John Woo. With Chow Yun Fat, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Teresa Mo
      Hedd Wyn Dir. Paul Turner. With Huw Garmon, Catrin Fychan, Ceri Cunnington, Llio Silyn
      Into the West Dir. Mike Newell. With Gabriel Byrne, Ellen Barkin, Ciarán Fitzgerald
      A League of Their Own Dir. Penny Marshall. With Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Tom Hanks
      Leap of Faith Dir. Richard Pearce. With Steve Martin, Debra Winger, Lolita Davidovich
      Light Sleeper Dir. Paul Schrader. With Willem Dafoe, Susan Sarandon, Dana Delany
      The Lover Dir. Jean-Jacques Annaud. With Jane March, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Frédérique Meininger
      Lumumba: Death of a Prophet Dir. Raoul Peck. Documentary about the slain Prime Minister
      Mac Dir. John Turturro. With Nicholas Turturro, Matthew Sussman, Ellen Barkin
      The Mambo Kings Dir. Arne Glimcher. With Armande Assante, Antonio Banderas, Cathy Moriarty
      Man Bites Dog Dirs. Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, Benoît Poelvoorde
      El Mariachi Dir. Robert Rodriguez. With Carlos Gallardo, Consuelo Gómez, Jaime de Hoyos
      A Midnight Clear Dir. Keith Gordon. With Peter Berg, Kevin Dillon, Arye Gross, Ethan Hawke
      Mr. Saturday Night Dir. Billy Crystal. With Billy Crystal, David Paymer, Julie Warner
      Night and the City Dir. Irwin Winkler. With Robert De Niro, Jessica Lange, Cliff Gorman
      Of Mice and Men Dir. Gary Sinise. With Gary Sinise, John Malkovich, Ray Walston
      Okoge Dir. Takehiro Nakajima. With Misa Shimizu, Takehiro Murata, Takeo Nakahara
      Olivier, Olivier Dir. Agnieszka Holland. With Grégoire Colin, Brigitte Roüan
      The Panama Deception Dir. Barbara Trent. Documentary about U.S. invasion of Panama
      The Playboys Dir. Gillies MacKinnon. With Albert Finney, Aidan Quinn, Robin Wright Penn
      Prelude to a Kiss Dir. Norman René. With Alec Baldwin, Meg Ryan, Kathy Bates
      Pushing Hands Dir. Ang Lee. With Bin Chao, Victor Chan, Lester Chit-Man Chan, Fanny De Luz
      A River Runs Through It Dir. Robert Redford. With Craig Sheffer, Brad Pitt, Tom Skerritt
      Samba Traoré Dir. Idrissa Ouedraogo. With Bakary Sangaré, Mariam Kaba, Abdoulaye Komboudri
      Savage Nights Dir. Cyril Collard. With Cyril Collard, Romane Bohringer, Carlos López
      School Ties Dir. Robert Mandel. With Brendan Fraser, Matt Damon, Chris O'Donnell
      Simple Men Dir. Hal Hartley. With Robert John Burke, Bill Sage, Karen Sillas, Elina Löwensohn
      Single White Female Dir. Barbet Schroeder. With Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bridget Fonda
      Singles Dir. Cameron Crowe. With Bridget Fonda, Campbell Scott, Kyra Sedgwick
      Sofie Dir. Liv Ullmann. With Karen-Lise Mynster, Ghita Nørby, Erland Josephson
      Stolen Children Dir. Gianni Amelio. With Enrico Lo Verso, Valentina Scalici, Giuseppe Ieracitano
      The Story of Qiu Ju Dir. Zhang Yimou. With Gong Li, Liu Peigi, Yang Liuchun, Lei Kesheng
      Straight Talk Dir. Barnet Kellman. With Dolly Parton, James Woods, Griffin Dunne
      Sunday's Children Dir. Daniel Bergman. With Thommy Berggren, Henrik Linnros, Lena Endre
      A Tale of Winter Dir. Eric Rohmer. With Charlotte Véry, Frédéric van den Driessche
      Tito and Me Dir. Goran Markovic. With Dimitrije Vojnov, Lazar Ristovski, Miki Manojlovic
      Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me Dir. David Lynch. With Sheryl Lee, Ray Wise, Mädchen Amick
      Under Siege Dir. Andrew Davis. With Steven Seagal, Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Busey
      Used People Dir. Beeban Kidron. With Shirley MacLaine, Marcello Mastroianni, Kathy Bates
      The Waterdance Dir. Neal Jimenez. With Eric Stoltz, Helen Hunt, William Allen Young
      La Vie de bohème Dir. Aki Kaurismäki. With Matti Pellonpää, Evelyne Didi
      Waterland Dir. Stephen Gyllenhaal. With Jeremy Irons, Sinéad Cusack, Ethan Hawke
      Wayne's World Dir. Penelope Spheeris. With Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Rob Lowe, Tia Carrere
      Zebrahead Dir. Anthony Drazan. With Michael Rapaport, Kevin Corrigan, N'Bushe Wright

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