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The Movies of 1999: U.S. Releases
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 The Blair Witch Project Dirs. Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez. With Heather Donahue A–
 Boys Don't Cry Dir. Kimberly Peirce. With Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny, Peter Sarsgaard A
 Children of Heaven Dir. Majid Majidi. With Mir Farrokh Hashemian, Bahare Seddiqi B
 Conceiving Ada Dir. Lynn Hershmann-Leeson. With Tilda Swinton, Francesca Faridany C
 edTV Dir. Ron Howard. With Matthew McConaughey, Jenna Elfman, Woody Harrelson C
 The End of the Affair Dir. Neil Jordan. With Ralph Fiennes, Julianne Moore, Stephen Rea B
 Eyes Wide Shut Dir. Stanley Kubrick. With Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Sydney Pollack A
 The Green Mile Dir. Frank Darabont. With Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan D–
 Last Night Dir. Don McKellar. With Don McKellar, Sandra Oh, Callum Keith Rennie C
 Magnolia Dir. Paul Thomas Anderson. With John C. Reilly, Philip Baker Hall A–
 The Matrix Dirs. The Wachowskis. With Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne F
 My Son the Fanatic Dir. Udayan Prasad. Om Puri, Akbar Kurtha, Rachel Griffiths B–
 Notting Hill Dir. Roger Michell. With Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts, Rhys Ifans B
 One Day in September Dir. Kevin Macdonald. Documentary about hostage crisis C
 Onegin Dir. Martha Fiennes. With Ralph Fiennes, Liv Tyler, Toby Stephens B+
 Runaway Bride Dir. Garry Marshall. With Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Joan Cusack F
 The Sixth Sense Dir. M. Night Shyamalan. With Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment B–
 South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut Dir. Trey Parker. Voice of Trey Parker B–
 Star Wars, Episode 1: The Phantom Menace Dir. George Lucas. With Liam Neeson B–
 Sweet and Lowdown Dir. Woody Allen. With Sean Penn, Samantha Morton C–
 The Talented Mr. Ripley Dir. Anthony Minghella. With Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow A–
 Tarzan Dirs. Kevin Lima, Chris Buck. Voices of Tony Goldwyn, Minnie Driver B
 Tea with Mussolini Dir. Franco Zeffirelli. With Joan Plowright, Maggie Smith, Cher D
 Tumbleweeds Dir. Gavin O'Connor. With Janet McTeer, Kimberly J. Brown A–

Full Listing of Films Screened

All About My Mother Dir. Pedro Almodóvar. With Cecilia Roth, Penélope Cruz B+
American Beauty Dir. Sam Mendes. With Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch B
The Apple Dir. Samira Makhmalbaf. With Ghorban Ali Naderi, Massoumeh Naderi B+
The Astronaut's Wife Dir. Rand Ravich. With Charlize Theron, Johnny Depp, Joe Morton B+

Being John Malkovich Dir. Spike Jonze. With John Cusack, Cameron Diaz B+
Besieged Dir. Bernardo Bertolucci. With Thandie Newton, David Thewlis B+
The Blair Witch Project Dirs. Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez. With Heather Donahue A–
The Book of Life Dir. Hal Hartley. With Martin Donovan, PJ Harvey, Thomas Jay Ryan B+
Boys Don't Cry Dir. Kimberly Peirce. With Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny, Peter Sarsgaard A
Bringing Out the Dead Dir. Martin Scorsese. With Nicolas Cage, Patricia Arquette B+

Children of Heaven Dir. Majid Majidi. With Mir Farrokh Hashemian, Bahare Seddiqi B
The Cider House Rules Dir. Lasse Hallström. With Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron C
Close-Up Dir. Abbas Kiarostami. With Hossain Sabzian, Abolfazl Ahankhah A
Conceiving Ada Dir. Lynn Hershmann-Leeson. With Tilda Swinton, Francesca Faridany C
Cookie's Fortune Dir. Robert Altman. With Glenn Close, Charles S. Dutton B
Cradle Will Rock Dir. Tim Robbins. With John Turturro, Emily Watson C+
Cruel Intentions Dir. Roger Kumble. With Ryan Phillippe, Sarah Michelle Gellar D

Deep Blue Sea Dir. Renny Harlin. With Saffron Burrows, Thomas Jane D+
Dick Dir. Andrew Fleming. With Kirsten Dunst, Michelle Williams, Dan Hedaya, Will Ferrell C+

Earth Dir. Deepa Mehta. With Maia Sethna, Nandita Das, Aamir Khan, Rahul Khanna B
Edge of Seventeen Dir. David Moreton. With Chris Stafford, Tina Holmes B
edTV Dir. Ron Howard. With Matthew McConaughey, Jenna Elfman, Woody Harrelson C
Election Dir. Alexander Payne. With Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Klein B
The End of the Affair Dir. Neil Jordan. With Ralph Fiennes, Julianne Moore, Stephen Rea B
eXistenZ Dir. David Cronenberg. With Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jude Law, Don McKellar B+
Eyes Wide Shut Dir. Stanley Kubrick. With Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Sydney Pollack A

Felicia's Journey Dir. Atom Egoyan. With Bob Hoskins, Elaine Cassidy, Peter McDonald C+
Following Dir. Christopher Nolan. With Jeremy Theobald, Alex Haw, Lucy Russell C+
For Love of the Game Dir. Sam Raimi. With Kevin Costner, Kelly Preston, John C. Reilly F

Galaxy Quest Dir. Dean Parisot. With Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman B
Girl, Interrupted Dir. James Mangold. With Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie B–
Gloria Dir. Sidney Lumet. With Sharon Stone, Jean-Luke Figueroa, Jeremy Northam C+
Go Dir. Doug Liman. With Sarah Polley, Desmond Askew, Katie Holmes, Timothy Olyphant B
The Green Mile Dir. Frank Darabont. With Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan D–
Guinevere Dir. Audrey Wells. With Sarah Polley, Stephen Rea, Jean Smart, Gina Gershon B

Head On Dir. Ana Kokkinos. With Alex Dimitriades, Paul Capsis, Julian Garner C–
Hideous Kinky Dir. Gilles Mackinnon. With Kate Winslet, Bella Riza, Carrie Mullan B
Holy Smoke! Dir. Jane Campion. With Kate Winslet, Harvey Keitel, Julie Hamilton B
The Hurricane Dir. Norman Jewison. With Denzel Washington, Vicellous Reon Shannon C+

I Stand Alone Dir. Gaspar Noé. With Philippe Nahon, Blandine Lenoir, Frankye Pain B
An Ideal Husband Dir. Oliver Parker. With Rupert Everett, Cate Blanchett C+
In Dreams Dir. Neil Jordan. With Annette Bening, Aidan Quinn, Robert Downey Jr. D–
Incognito Dir. Julie Dash. TV Movie. With Allison Dean, Richard T. Jones, Phil Morris D
The Insider Dir. Michael Mann. With Al Pacino, Russell Crowe, Christopher Plummer B+

Last Night Dir. Don McKellar. With Don McKellar, Sandra Oh, Callum Keith Rennie C
Late August, Early September Dir. Olivier Assayas. With Mathieu Amalric B
Limbo Dir. John Sayles. With Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, David Strathairn B
The Limey Dir. Steven Soderbergh. With Terence Stamp, Peter Fonda, Lesley Ann Warren B
The Lovers on the Bridge Dir. Leos Carax. With Denis Lavant, Juliette Binoche B
Lovers of the Arctic Circle Dir. Julio Medem. With Fele Martínez, Najwa Nimri C+

Magnolia Dir. Paul Thomas Anderson. With John C. Reilly, Philip Baker Hall A–
Man on the Moon Dir. Miloš Forman. With Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, Paul Giamatti B+
A Map of the World Dir. Scott Elliott. With Sigourney Weaver, David Strathairn C+
The Matrix Dirs. The Wachowskis. With Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne F
Miss Julie Dir. Mike Figgis. With Saffron Burrows, Peter Mullan, Maria Doyle Kennedy C+
A Moment of Innocence Dir. Mohsen Makhmalbaf. With Mirhadi Tayebi A–
Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. Dir. Errol Morris. Documentary B+
The Muse Dir. Albert Brooks. With Albert Brooks, Andie MacDowell, Sharon Stone C
Music of the Heart Dir. Wes Craven. With Meryl Streep, Aidan Quinn, Angela Bassett B–
My Son the Fanatic Dir. Udayan Prasad. With Om Puri, Akbar Kurtha, Rachel Griffiths B–

Never Been Kissed Dir. Raja Gosnell. With Drew Barrymore, David Arquette B
Notting Hill Dir. Roger Michell. With Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts, Rhys Ifans B

Office Space Dir. Mike Judge. With Ron Livingston, David Herman, Jennifer Aniston C+
One Day in September Dir. Kevin Macdonald. Documentary about hostage crisis C
Onegin Dir. Martha Fiennes. With Ralph Fiennes, Liv Tyler, Toby Stephens B+

Play It to the Bone Dir. Ron Shelton. With Antonio Banderas, Woody Harrelson D
Private Confessions Dir. Liv Ullmann. With Pernilla August, Max von Sydow B+
Pushing Tin Dir. Mike Newell. With John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, Cate Blanchett B–

Ride with the Devil Dir. Ang Lee. With Tobey Maguire, Skeet Ulrich, Jewel B–
Romance Dir. Catherine Breillat. With Caroline Ducey, Sagamore Stévinin B–
Rosetta Dirs. Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. With Émilie Dequenne, Fabrizio Rongione B+
Run Lola Run Dir. Tom Tykwer. With Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup B+
Runaway Bride Dir. Garry Marshall. With Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Joan Cusack F

She's All That Dir. Robert Iscove. With Freddie Prinze Jr., Rachael Leigh Cook C
Show Me Love Dir. Lukas Moodysson. With Rebecka Liljeberg, Alexandra Dählstrom B–
Simpatico Dir. Matthew Warchus. With Nick Nolte, Jeff Bridges, Sharon Stone C+
The Sixth Sense Dir. M. Night Shyamalan. With Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment B–
Sleepy Hollow Dir. Tim Burton. With Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson B–
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut Dir. Trey Parker. Voice of Trey Parker B–
Star Wars, Episode 1: The Phantom Menace Dir. George Lucas. With Liam Neeson B–
The Sticky Fingers of Time Dir. Hilary Brougher. With Terumi Matthews, Nicole Zaray B+
Stir of Echoes Dir. David Koepp. With Kevin Bacon, Kathryn Erbe, Zachary David Cope C+
The Straight Story Dir. David Lynch. With Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek A–
Summer of Sam Dir. Spike Lee. With John Leguizamo, Adrien Brody, Mira Sorvino A–
Sweet and Lowdown Dir. Woody Allen. With Sean Penn, Samantha Morton C

The Talented Mr. Ripley Dir. Anthony Minghella. With Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow A–
Tarzan Dirs. Kevin Lima, Chris Buck. Voices of Tony Goldwyn, Minnie Driver B
Tea with Mussolini Dir. Franco Zeffirelli. With Joan Plowright, Maggie Smith, Cher D
The Third Miracle Dir. Agnieszka Holland. With Ed Harris, Anne Heche C+
Three Kings Dir. David O. Russell. With George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube B
Three Seasons Dir. Tony Bui. With Ngoc Hiep Nguyen, Don Duong, Huu Duoc Nguyen B
Titus Dir. Julie Taymor. With Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Lange, Alan Cumming B
Topsy-Turvy Dir. Mike Leigh. With Jim Broadbent, Allan Corduner, Timothy Spall A–
Toy Story 2 Dir. John Lasseter. Voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack A–
Trick Dir. Jim Fall. With Christian Campbell, J.P. Pitoc, Tori Spelling, Lorri Bagley D
Tumbleweeds Dir. Gavin O'Connor. With Janet McTeer, Kimberly J. Brown A–
Twin Falls Idaho Dir. Michael Polish. With Mark Polish, Michael Polish, Michele Hicks B–

A Walk on the Moon Dir. Tony Goldwyn. With Diane Lane, Liev Schreiber, Anna Paquin B+
The War Zone Dir. Tim Roth. With Freddie Cunliffe, Lara Belmont, Ray Winstone B+
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream Dir. Michael Hoffman C+


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

10 Things I Hate About You Dir. Gil Junger. With Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, Larisa Oleynik

The Dreamlife of Angels Dir. Erick Zonca. With Élodie Bouchez, Natacha Régnier

Fight Club Dir. David Fincher. With Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham Carter