Tag Archives: 1990s

Dario Argento – La sindrome di Stendhal AKA The Stendhal Syndrome (1996) (HD)

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A young policewoman slowly goes insane while tracking down an elusive serial rapist/killer through Italy when she herself becomes a victim of the brutal man’s obsession. Read More »

Larry Clark – Kids (1995)

Kids is a 1995 American independent teen drama film written by Harmony Korine and directed by Larry Clark.[2] It stars Chloë Sevigny, Leo Fitzpatrick, Justin Pierce, Rosario Dawson, and Jon Abrahams, all in their film debuts. Kids is centered on a day in the life of a group of sexually active teenagers in New York City and their hedonistic behavior towards sex and substance abuse (alcohol and other street drugs) during the height of the AIDS epidemic in the mid-1990s. The film generated a massive controversy upon its release in 1995, and caused much public debate over its artistic merit, even receiving an NC-17 rating from the MPAA. It was later released without a rating. Read More »

Wim Wenders – The End of Violence (1997)

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Mike Max is a Hollywood producer who became powerful and rich thanks to brutal and bloody action films. His ignored wife Paige is close to leaving him. Suddenly Mike is kidnapped by two bandits, but escapes and hides out with his Mexican gardener’s family for a while. At the same time, surveillance expert Ray Bering is looking for what happens in the city, but it is not clear what he wants. The police investigation for Max’s disappearance is led by detective Doc Block, who falls in love with actress Cat who is playing in ongoing Max’s production. Read More »

Nobuhiko Ôbayashi – Haruka, nosutarujii AKA Haruka, Nostalgia (1993)

A fantasy drama about a popular writer who returns to Otaru, his hometown and finds a girl who looks a lot like the woman he once loved. Read More »

Éric Rohmer – Conte de printemps AKA A Tale of Springtime (1990)

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Simple conversations engender complicated human interactions. Jeanne is open and even-tempered, a philosophy teacher at a lycée. Her fiancé is away and she doesn’t want to stay at his messy flat; she’s loaned hers to a cousin, so she accepts the invitation of Natasha, a music student whom she meets at a party, to sleep in her father Igor’s bedroom. Read More »

Christopher Coppola – Deadfall [+Extras] (1993)

When Joe Dolan (Michael Biehn) accidentally kills his father in a scam gone bad, his dying words lead Joe to his Uncle Lou (James Coburn). Lou is working on a con worth more than $2 million in diamonds. Eddie (a deliriously unhinged Nicolas Cage in full-on Vampire’s Kiss mode…though with less restraint, if you can believe it) Lou’s right-hand man, sees Joe as a serious threat, and a rival for his girlfriend–the sexy Diane (Sarah Trigger). Diane seduces Joe into a love triangle that leads him to murder and desire. With millions in the balance, Joe gets deeper and deeper into the diamond sting. Double cons lead to triple cons as Deadfall hurtles toward the most twisted scam of all, and its surprising conclusion. Joining the first-rate cast of characters are stunning cameo appearances by Charlie Sheen, Peter Fonda, Talia Shire, and Micky Dolenz, King of The Monkees. Read More »

Macoto Tezuka – Hakuchi AKA The Innocent (1999)

Harrowing drama is set in an alternate version of the 1990s in which World War II never ended and the citizens of Japan are subjected to nightly bombing raids.

Hakuchi (1999) is based off of Ango Sakaguchi’s novel of the same name and directed by Makoto Tezuka, Osamu Tezuka’s son. “Hakuchi” means “Idiot” (and is in reference to a mentally handicapped woman in the storyline). It stars my favorite Japanese actor Tadanobu Asano (Kakihara in “Ichi the Killer”, Mamoru in “Bright Future”, etc.) as a directing assistant named Izawa who works at a television station in a war-ravaged Japan. He gets harassed and abused by a pop star/actress named Ginga who he works for. One day Izawa returns home to find that the mentally-challenged wife of the crazy man next door is hiding in his closet. Read More »