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The Movies of 1995: U.S. Releases
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 The Addiction Dir. Abel Ferrera. With Lili Taylor, Christopher Walken, Annabella Sciorra B
 Babe Dir. Chris Noonan. With James Cromwell, Magda Szubanska, voice of Christine Cavanaugh A–
 Braveheart Dir. Mel Gibson. With Mel Gibson, Patrick McGoohan, Sophie Marceau C–
 The City of Lost Children Dirs. Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro. With Daniel Emilfork B–
 Cremaster 4 Dir. Matthew Barney. With Matthew Barney, Sharon Marvel, Colette Guimond B+
 Home for the Holidays Dir. Jodie Foster. With Holly Hunter, Robert Downey Jr. B+
 Hyenas Dir. Djibril Diop Mambéty. With Mansour Diouf, Ami Diakhaté A
 Nixon Dir. Oliver Stone. With Anthony Hopkins, Joan Allen, James Woods, J.T. Walsh A–
 Nixon Dir. Oliver Stone. With Anthony Hopkins, Joan Allen, James Woods, J.T. Walsh A–

Full Listing of Films Screened

The Addiction Dir. Abel Ferrera. With Lili Taylor, Christopher Walken, Annabella Sciorra B
Amateur Dir. Hal Hartley. With Martin Donovan, Isabelle Huppert, Elina Löwensohn B–
Apollo 13 Dir. Ron Howard. With Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Ed Harris A–
Augustin Dir. Anne Fontaine. With Jean-Chrétien Sibertin-Blanc, Guy Casabonne C+
An Awfully Big Adventure Dir. Mike Newell. With Georgina Cates, Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman B–

Babe Dir. Chris Noonan. With James Cromwell, Magda Szubanska, voice of Christine Cavanaugh A–
Before Sunrise Dir. Richard Linklater. With Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Karl Bruckschwaiger A–
Before the Rain Dir. Milcho Manchevski. With Rade Serbedzija, Grégoire Colin, Katrin Cartlidge B+
Beyond Rangoon Dir. John Boorman. With Patricia Arquette, U Aung Ko, Jit Murad, Ye Myint D+
Braveheart Dir. Mel Gibson. With Mel Gibson, Patrick McGoohan, Sophie Marceau C–
The Bridges of Madison County Dir. Clint Eastwood. With Meryl Streep, Clint Eastwood A–

Canadian Bacon Dir. Michael Moore. With John Candy, Rhea Perlman, Alan Alda C+
Carrington Dir. Christopher Hampton. With Emma Thompson, Jonathan Pryce, Steven Waddington B
The City of Lost Children Dirs. Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro. With Daniel Emilfork B–
A Close Shave Dir. Nick Park. Animated. Voices of Peter Sallis, Anne Reid B
The Convent Dir. Manoel de Oliveira. With John Malkovich, Catherine Deneuve C+
Cremaster 4 Dir. Matthew Barney. With Matthew Barney, Sharon Marvel, Colette Guimond B+

Dead Man Walking Dir. Tim Robbins. With Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn, Raymond J. Barry A
Desperado Dir. Robert Rodriguez. With Antonio Banderas, Joaquin De Almeida, Salma Hayek B–
Dolores Claiborne Dir. Taylor Hackford. With Kathy Bates, Jennifer Jason Leigh C+

The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down... Dir. Christopher Monger C–
Exotica Dir. Atom Egoyan. With Bruce Greenwood, Don McKellar, Elias Koteas, Mia Kirshner B+

Georgia Dir. Ulu Grosbard. With Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mare Winningham, Ted Levine A–

Heavy Dir. James Mangold. With Pruitt Taylor Vince, Liv Tyler, Shelley Winters, Deborah Harry B
Home for the Holidays Dir. Jodie Foster. With Holly Hunter, Robert Downey Jr. B+
How to Make an American Quilt Dir. Jocelyn Moorhouse. With Winona Ryder, Ellen Burstyn D
Hyenas Dir. Djibril Diop Mambéty. With Mansour Diouf, Ami Diakhaté A

I Can't Sleep Dir. Claire Denis. With Richard Courcet, Katerina Golubeva, Alex Descas A–
The Incredibly True Adventures of 2 Girls in Love Dir. Maria Maggenti B–

Jade Dir. William Friedkin. With David Caruso, Linda Fiorentino, Chazz Palminteri D
Jefferson in Paris Dir. James Ivory. With Nick Nolte, Greta Scacchi, Gwyneth Paltrow C–

Kicking and Screaming Dir. Noah Baumbach. With Josh Hamilton, Chris Eigeman C+
Kids Dir. Larry Clark. With Leo Fitzpatrick, Justin Pierce, Chloë Sevigny, Rosario Dawson C
Kiss of Death Dir. Barbet Schroeder. With David Caruso, Nicolas Cage, Samuel L. Jackson C+

Leaving Las Vegas Dir. Mike Figgis. With Nicolas Cage, Elisabeth Shue, Julian Sands B+

Mighty Aphrodite Dir. Woody Allen. With Woody Allen, Mira Sorvino, Helena Bonham Carter C
Mute Witness Dir. Anthony Waller. With Marina Sudina, Oleg Yankovsky, Fay Ripley B–

Nixon Dir. Oliver Stone. With Anthony Hopkins, Joan Allen, James Woods, J.T. Walsh A–

Persuasion Dir. Roger Michell. With Amanda Root, Ciarán Hinds, Sophie Thompson B+
A Pure Formality Dir. Giuseppe Tornatore. With Gérard Depardieu, Roman Polanski B–

The Quick and the Dead Dir. Sam Raimi. With Sharon Stone, Russell Crowe, Gene Hackman C–

Rob Roy Dir. Michael Caton-Jones. With Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange, Tim Roth, John Hurt B–

Safe Dir. Todd Haynes. With Julianne Moore, Xander Berkeley, Peter Friedman A+
Sense and Sensibility Dir. Ang Lee. With Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman A–
Se7en Dir. David Fincher. With Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Spacey B+
Shanghai Triad Dir. Zhang Yimou. With Xiaoxiao Wang, Gong Li, Li Baotian, Li Xuejian B
Showgirls Dir. Paul Verhoeven. With Elizabeth Berkley, Gina Gershon, Kyle MacLachlan D
Species Dir. Roger Donaldson. With Natasha Henstridge, Ben Kingsley, Michael Madsen C
Strange Days Dir. Kathryn Bigelow. With Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis A–
The Sum of Us Dirs. Kevin Dowling & Geoff Burton. With Jack Thompson, Russell Crowe C+

Tank Girl Dir. Rachel Talalay. With Lori Petty, Naomi Watts, Malcolm McDowell D+
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead Dir. Gary Fleder. With Andy Garcia C
To Die For Dir. Gus Van Sant. With Nicole Kidman, Joaquin Phoenix, Alison Folland B–
Toy Story Dir. John Lasseter. Animated. Voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Wallace Shawn A

Unstrung Heroes Dir. Diane Keaton. With Nathan Watt, Andie MacDowell, John Turturro B–
Unzipped Dir. Douglas Keeve. Documentary about fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi B
The Usual Suspects Dir. Bryan Singer. With Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri, Kevin Spacey C+

Virtuosity Dir. Brett Leonard. With Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Kelly Lynch D

Waiting to Exhale Dir. Forest Whitaker. With Angela Bassett, Whitney Houston C+
Waterworld Dir. Kevin Reynolds. With Kevin Costner, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Tina Majorino B–
When Night Is Falling Dir. Patricia Rozema. With Pascale Bussières, Rachael Crawford C
While You Were Sleeping Dir. Jon Turtletaub. With Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman B–
Wild Reeds Dir. André Téchiné. With Gaël Morel, Élodie Bouchez, Stéphane Rideau A–

In Need of Reappraisal
The memories are fading, but they're somewhere in my brain

12 Monkeys Dir. Terry Gilliam. With Bruce Willis, Brad Pitt, Madeleine Stowe
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Dir. Steve Oedekerk. With Jim Carrey, Simon Calllow
The American President Dir. Rob Reiner. With Michael Douglas, Annette Bening
The Basketball Diaries Dir. Scott Kalvert. With Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg
The Brady Bunch Movie Dir. Betty Thomas. With Gary Cole, Shelley Long, Christine Taylor
Burnt by the Sun Dir. Nikita Mikhalkov. With Nikita Mikhalkov, Oleg Menchikov
Casino Dir. Martin Scorsese. With Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Sharon Stone, James Woods
Circle of Friends Dir. Pat O'Connor. With Minnie Driver, Chris O'Donnell, Saffron Burrows
Clueless Dir. Amy Heckerling. With Alicia Silverstone, Paul Rudd, Brittany Murphy, Stacey Dash
Copycat Dir. Jon Amiel. With Sigourney Weaver, Holly Hunter, Dermot Mulroney
The Crossing Guard Dir. Sean Penn. With Jack Nicholson, David Morse, Anjelica Huston
Devil in a Blue Dress Dir. Carl Franklin. With Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Don Cheadle
Get Shorty Dir. Barry Sonnenfeld. With John Travolta, Gene Hackman, René Russo, Danny DeVito
Heat Dir. Michael Mann. With Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Diane Venora, Ashley Judd
Institute Benjamenta Dirs. The Brothers Quay. With Mark Rylance, Alice Krige, Gottfried John
Jeffrey Dir. Christopher Ashley. With Steven Weber, Michael T. Weiss, Patrick Stewart
Jumanji Dir. Joe Johnston. With Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt, Kirsten Dunst, Bradley Pierce
Just Cause Dir. Arne Glimcher. With Sean Connery, Laurence Fishburne, Blair Underwood
Living in Oblivion Dir. Tom DiCillo. With Steve Buscemi, Catherine Keener, Dermot Mulroney
Little Odessa Dir. James Gray. With Tim Roth, Edward Furlong, Maximilian Schell
Losing Isaiah Dir. Stephen Gyllenhaal. With Jessica Lange, Halle Berry, David Strathairn
Mallrats Dir. Kevin Smith. With Jeremy London, Jason Lee, Shannen Doherty, Claire Forlani
Mr. Holland's Opus Dir. Stephen Herek. With Richard Dreyfuss, Glenne Headly, Jay Thomas
Muriel's Wedding Dir. P.J. Hogan. With Toni Collette, Bill Hunter, Rachel Griffiths, Jeanie Drynan
Nine Months Dir. Chris Columbus. With Hugh Grant, Julianne Moore, Tom Arnold, Joan Cusack
Othello Dir. Oliver Parker. With Laurence Fishburne, Kenneth Branagh, Irène Jacob
Outbreak Dir. Wolfgang Petersen. With Dustin Hoffman, René Russo, Morgan Freeman
Party Girl Dir. Daisy von Scherler Mayer. With Parker Posey, Omar Townsend, Guillermo Díaz
The Piano Lesson Dir. Lloyd Richards. TV Movie. With Charles S. Dutton, Alfre Woodard
Il Postino [The Postman] Dir. Michael Radford. With Massimo Troisi, Philippe Noiret
Pride and Prejudice Dir. Simon Langton. TV Miniseries. With Jennifer Ehle, Colin Firth
Priest Dir. Antonia Bird. With Linus Roache, Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkison, Cathy Tyson
Richard III Dir. Richard Loncraine. With Ian McKellen, Annette Bening, Jim Broadbent
The Scarlet Letter Dir. Roland Joffé. With Demi Moore, Gary Oldman, Robert Duvall
Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story TV Movie. Dir. Jeff Bleckner
Sister My Sister Dir. Nancy Meckler. With Joely Richardson, Jodhi May, Julie Walters
Something to Talk About Dir. Lasse Hallström. With Julia Roberts, Dennis Quaid, Kyra Sedgwick
A Streetcar Named Desire TV Movie. Dir. Glenn Jordan. With Jessica Lange, Alec Baldwin
Through the Olive Trees Dir. Abbas Kiarostami. With Hossein Rezai, Mohamad Ali Keshavarz
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar Dir. Beeban Kidron
Total Eclipse Dir. Agnieszka Holland. With Leonardo DiCaprio, David Thewlis, Romane Bohringer