• Spike Lee – Malcolm X (1992)

    1991-2000DramaSpike LeeUSA

    Writer-director Spike Lee’s epic portrayal of the life and times of the slain civil rights leader Malcolm X begins with the cross-cut imagery of the police beating of black motorist Rodney King juxtaposed with an American flag burning into the shape of the letter X. When the film’s narrative begins moments later, it jumps back to World War II-era Boston, where Malcolm Little (Denzel Washington) is making his living as a hustler. The son of a Baptist preacher who was murdered by the Ku Klux Klan, Little was raised by foster parents after his mother was deemed clinically insane; as an adult, he turned to a life of crime, which leads to his imprisonment on burglary charges.Read More »

  • Luc Moullet – Toujours plus AKA More and More (1994)

    1991-2000DocumentaryFranceLuc MoulletShort Film

    Documentary short film from the french director Luc MoulletRead More »

  • Pavel Chukhray – Vor AKA The Thief (1997)

    1991-2000CrimeDramaPavel ChukhrayRussia

    A woman meets a man who isn’t the right man for her – but she hasn’t realised it yet…Read More »

  • Péter Gothár – A Részleg AKA The Outpost (1995)

    1991-2000ArthouseDramaHungaryPéter Gothár

    Gizella Weisz is an middle-aged office worker, who gets a promotion one day. Her boss told her that a new outpost is waiting for her. There she would be heading a new section. She travels from place to another and finally arrives at her new outpost. It is a remote shed, where a half-insane co-worker is waiting for her. It is obvious that Weisz has not been promoted, but punished. However Weisz does not realize that herself. Without questioning she just accepts her promotion.Read More »

  • Rüdiger Sünner – Schwarze Sonne aka Black Sun (1998)

    1991-2000DocumentaryGermanyPoliticsRüdiger Sünner

    A historical analysis of how groups such as the Nazi’s may use language, symbols, and religious connotation in order to come to power. It raises questions that deserve in depth analysis and consideration. Questions include: Where do legends expand our thinking and where do they bury it? When does spiritual pursuit suddenly turn into fanaticism and violence? Last, have we as a society learned from our past, and if so have forgotten the lessons of the 20th Century? Are we now embarking on a new level only to learn the same old lessons about humanity again? In addressing these questions we are taken into the back drop of the history of Germany beginning in the late 1800’s through the late 20th Century at the eve of the 21st. “A society that does not take archetypes, myths, and symbols seriously will possibly be jumped by them from behind.”Read More »

  • Philippe Harel – La femme défendue AKA The Forbidden Woman (1997) (HD)

    1991-2000ArthouseFrancePhilippe HarelRomance

    39-year-old François meets 22-year-old Muriel, who is a virgin. She agrees that on a certain day they will meet at a hotel and he will see her naked, and promises not to sleep with her at that occasion.

    This movie is foremost distinguished by the use of a subjective camera, and nearly 100 % of the time consists of close-up of Isabelle Carré’s face. She is capable of changing her facial mimic so much that she never looks artificial or inappropriate. 39-year-old François meets 22-year-old Muriel, who is a virgin. Several times he invites her to fine restaurants. She agrees that on a certain day they will meet at a hotel and he will see her naked. He promises not to sleep with her at that occasion…Read More »

  • Harun Farocki – Der Auftritt AKA The Appearance (1996)

    1991-2000DocumentaryGermanyHarun Farocki

    The head of a Berlin advertising agency explains his proposed strategy to his potential client, a Danish optical company. The communication strategy that we ultimately came up with as a basis or any creative act or means of communication has three headings.

    The first is ‘relevant, not arrogant’; the second, ‘varied, not uniform’; and the third is, ‘creative, not pushy’. These are essentially translations, strategic translations of your basic requirements and your analysis of the market, as well.Read More »

  • Duck Dumont – Midnight Confessions (1994)

    1991-2000Duck DumontEroticaThrillerUSA

    Vanessa hosts a talk radio show devoted to sex. Unfortunately, she becomes the focus of a maniac killing prostitutes.Read More »

  • Hara Yoshihiro – Ishoku Manga-shi 33-nen no Kiseki ~ Garo no Jidai o Yomu (1997)

    1991-2000DocumentaryHara YoshihiroJapanTV

    Garo (ガロ) was a monthly manga anthology magazine in Japan, founded in 1964 by Katsuichi Nagai. It specialized in alternative and avant-garde manga.Read More »

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