ABCD

Dark City -- Alex Proyas (****) A.A.L.

Dancer in the Dark -- Lars von Trier (****½) A.A.L.

Dawn of the Dead -- George Romero (****½) A.A.L.

Dead Man -- Jim Jarmusch (*****) A.A.L.

Dead Poets Society -- Peter Weir (**) A.A.L.

Deconstructing Harry -- Woody Allen (****½) A.A.L.

Desperado -- Robert Rodriguez (**) A.A.L.

Devil in a Blue Dress -- Carl Franklin (****) A.A.L.

Diary of a Chambermaid -- Luis Buñuel (****½) A.A.L.

Dick -- Andrew Fleming (***) A.A.L.

Dick Tracy -- Warren Beatty (****½) A.A.L.

Dirty Harry -- Don Siegel (****½) A.A.L.

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie -- Luis Buñuel (*****) A.A.L.

Doctor Zhivago -- David Lean (***½) A.A.L.

Dogma -- Kevin Smith (**½) A.A.L.

The Doors -- Oliver Stone (**) A.A.L.

Do the Right Thing -- Spike Lee (*****) GREGORY FILCE

Do the Right Thing -- Spike Lee (*****) A.A.L.

Dr. T and the Women -- Robert Altman (***½) A.A.L.

E

Earth -- Alexander Dovzhenko (*****) A.A.L.

-- Federico Fellini (****½) A.A.L.

8MM -- Joel Schumacher (***½) A.A.L.

Election -- Alexander Payne (****½) A.A.L.

El Mariachi -- Robert Rodriguez (***½) A.A.L.

The Emperor's New Groove -- Mark Dindal (****) A.A.L.

The End of Evangelion -- Hideaki Anno (****½) A.A.L.

Erin Brockovich -- Steven Soderbergh (**) A.A.L.

Evangelion: Death and Rebirth -- Hideaki Anno (****) A.A.L.

Everyone Says I Love You -- Woody Allen (****½) A.A.L.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex, But Were Afraid to Ask -- Woody Allen (***) A.A.L.

Eve's Bayou -- Kasi Lemmons (****½) A.A.L.

The Evil Dead -- Sam Raimi (***½) A.A.L.

Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn -- Sam Raimi (****) GREGORY FILCE

Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn -- Sam Raimi (****) A.A.L.

eXistenZ -- David Cronenberg (****½) A.A.L.

The Exorcist -- William Friedkin (***) A.A.L.

Exotica -- Atom Egoyan (*****) A.A.L.

F

Face/Off -- John Woo (***½) A.A.L.

Fallen Angels -- Wong Kar-wai (*****) A.A.L.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas -- Terry Gilliam () A.A.L.

La Femme Nikita -- Luc Besson (***½) A.A.L.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off -- John Hughes (***½) A.A.L.

The Fifth Element -- Luc Besson (***½) A.A.L.

Fight Club -- David Fincher (**) A.A.L.

Fireworks -- Takeshi Kitano (****½) A.A.L.

A Fish Called Wanda -- Charles Crichton (*****) A.A.L.

Flowers of Shanghai -- Hou Hsaio-hsien (*****) A.A.L.

Four Rooms -- Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino (**) A.A.L.

Frantic -- Roman Polanski (***½) A.A.L.

From Dusk Till Dawn -- Robert Rodriguez (***½) A.A.L.

Full Metal Jacket -- Stanley Kubrick (****) A.A.L.

G

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis -- Vittorio De Sica (***) A.A.L

Gattaca -- Andrew Niccol (****) A.A.L

George Washington -- David Gordon Green (****½) A.A.L.

Get on the Bus -- Spike Lee (****½) A.A.L.

Ghostbusters -- Ivan Reitman (*****) GREGORY FILCE

Ghostbusters -- Ivan Reitman (****) A.A.L.

Ghostbusters 2 -- Ivan Reitman (***) A.A.L.

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai -- Jim Jarmusch (****½) A.A.L.

Ghost in the Shell -- Mamoro Oshii (****½) A.A.L.

Girlfight -- Karyn Kusama (****) A.A.L.

Girl on the Bridge -- Patrice Leconte (****½) A.A.L.

Gladiator -- Ridley Scott (**½) A.A.L.

The Gleaners and I -- Agnes Varda (****½) A.A.L.

The Godfather -- Francis Ford Coppola (*****) A.A.L.

Grave of the Fireflies -- Isao Takahata (*****) A.A.L.

H

Hannah and Her Sisters -- Woody Allen (*****) A.A.L.

Hard Eight -- Paul Thomas Anderson (****½) A.A.L.

He Got Game -- Spike Lee (****) A.A.L.

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer -- John McNaughton (*****) SHAUN GRAVOIS

High Fidelity -- Stephen Frears (****½) A.A.L.

House of Games -- David Mamet (*****) A.A.L.

Husbands and Wives -- Woody Allen (****½) A.A.L.

I

Insomnia -- Erik Skjoldbjærg (****) A.A.L.

Interview with the Vampire -- Neil Jordan (****) A.A.L.

In the Company of Men -- Neil LaBute (*****) A.A.L.

Irma Vep -- Olivier Assayas (*****) A.A.L.

The Iron Giant -- Brad Bird (****½) A.A.L.

It's a Wonderful Life -- Frank Capra (*****) A.A.L.

J

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back -- Kevin Smith (****) DANE HITT

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back -- Kevin Smith (***½) A.A.L.

Jerry Maguire -- Cameron Crowe (****) A.A.L.

Jesus' Son -- Allison MacLean (****½) A.A.L.

JFK -- Oliver Stone (*****) A.A.L.

KL

Kwaidan -- Masaki Kobayashi (*****) A.A.L.

The Lady Eve -- Preston Sturges (*****) A.A.L.

The Lady from Shanghai -- Orson Welles (****½) A.A.L.

The Last Temptation of Christ -- Martin Scorsese (*****) A.A.L.

The Legend of Drunken Master -- Lau Kar-Leung (****) A.A.L.

Lolita -- Stanley Kubrick (***½) A.A.L.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring -- Peter Jackson (*****) DANE HITT

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring -- Peter Jackson (*****) A.A.L.

The Lost Boys -- Joel Schumacher (***½) A.A.L.

Lost in America -- Albert Brooks (****) A.A.L.

M

M -- Fritz Lang (*****) A.A.L.

The Madness of King George -- Nicholas Hytner (****½) A.A.L.

Mallrats -- Kevin Smith (***) GREGORY FILCE

The Maltese Falcon -- John Huston (****½) A.A.L.

The Manchurian Candidate -- John Frankenheimer (*****) A.A.L.

Manhattan Murder Mystery -- Woody Allen (***½) A.A.L.

Man in the Moon -- Robert Mulligan (****½) A.A.L.

Man with the Movie Camera -- Dziga Vertov (*****) A.A.L.

Meet Joe Black -- Martin Brest (***½) A.A.L.

Meet the Parents -- Jay Roach (***½) A.A.L.

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters -- Paul Schrader (****½) A.A.L.

Mission: Impossible -- Brian de Palma (***½) A.A.L.

Mission: Impossible 2 -- John Woo (**½) A.A.L.

Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. -- Errol Morris (*****)

Much Ado About Nothing -- Kenneth Branagh (****) A.A.L.

Mulan -- Tony Bancroft, Barry Cook (****½) A.A.L.

The Muse -- Albert Brookes (**½) A.A.L.

My Dinner with André -- Louis Malle (*****) A.A.L.

My Fair Lady -- George Cukor (*****) A.A.L.

My Left Foot -- Jim Sheridan (*****) A.A.L.

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie -- Jim Mallon (***½) A.A.L.

N

The Natural -- Barry Levinson (**) A.A.L.

Neon Genesis Evangelion (****½) A.A.L.

Network -- Sidney Lumet (****½) A.A.L.

New Rose Hotel -- Abel Ferrara (***) A.A.L.

Night of the Hunter -- Charles Laughton (*****) A.A.L.

Nights of Cabiria -- Federico Fellini (****½) A.A.L.

Ninja Scroll -- Yoshiaki Kawajiri (****½) A.A.L.

Nixon -- Oliver Stone (****½) A.A.L.

Nosferatu -- F.W. Murnau (*****) A.A.L.

Nurse Betty -- Neil LaBute (****) A.A.L.

O

O Brother, Where Art Thou? -- Joel Coen (***) A.A.L.

October Sky -- Joe Johnston (****½) A.A.L.

One False Move -- Carl Franklin (*****) A.A.L.

On Golden Pond -- Mark Rydell (**½) A.A.L.

The Original Kings of Comedy -- Spike Lee (***½) A.A.L.

The Outlaw Josey Wales -- Clint Eastwood (****) A.A.L.

Out of Africa -- Sydney Pollack (*****) A.A.L.

P

Pi -- Darren Aronofsky (****½) A.A.L.

Predator -- John McTiernan (***½) A.A.L.

The Princess Bride -- Rob Reiner (****) A.A.L.

Princess Mononoke -- Hayao Miyazaki (*****) A.A.L.

La Promesse -- Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne (*****) A.A.L.

Pulp Fiction -- Quentin Tarantino (*****) A.A.L.

The Purple Rose of Cairo -- Woody Allen (*****) A.A.L.

R

Radio Days -- Woody Allen (*****) A.A.L.

Radio Flyer -- Richard Donner (*) A.A.L.

The Rainmaker -- Francis Ford Coppola (***½) A.A.L.

Rain Man -- Barry Levinson (***½) A.A.L.

Rashomon -- Akira Kurosawa (*****) A.A.L.

Rear Window -- Alfred Hitchcock (*****) A.A.L.

Requiem for a Dream -- Darren Aronofsky (****½) A.A.L.

Reservoir Dogs -- Quentin Tarantino (****) A.A.L.

RoboCop -- Paul Verhoeven (***½) A.A.L.

Romancing the Stone -- Robert Zemeckis (***½) A.A.L.

Rope -- Alfred Hitchcock (****½) A.A.L.

Rounders -- John Dahl (***½) A.A.L.

The Running Man -- Paul Michael Glaser (**½) GREGORY FILCE

Rushmore -- Wes Anderson (***½) A.A.L.

S

Safe -- Todd Haynes (*****) A.A.L.

Say Anything ... -- Cameron Crowe (*****) A.A.L.

Scary Movie -- Keenan Ivory Wayans () A.A.L.

The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb -- Dave Borthwick (****) A.A.L.

Sense and Sensibility -- Ang Lee (***) A.A.L.

Shadowlands -- Richard Attenborough (****½) A.A.L.

Shadows -- John Cassavetes (*****) A.A.L.

The Shining -- Stanley Kubrick (***½) A.A.L.

Shower -- Zang Yang (***½) A.A.L.

Simon Birch -- Mark Steven Johnson (***) A.A.L.

Singin' in the Rain -- Gene Kelly (*****) A.A.L.

The Sixth Sense -- M. Night Shyamalan (**½) A.A.L.

SLC Punk! -- James Merendino (**) A.A.L.

Sleeper -- Woody Allen (***½) A.A.L.

Sleepy Hollow -- Tim Burton (****) A.A.L.

Small Soldiers -- Joe Dante (***½) A.A.L.

Small Time Crooks -- Woody Allen (***½) A.A.L.

Some Like It Hot -- Billy Wilder (*****) A.A.L.

Space Cowboys -- Clint Eastwood (***½) A.A.L.

The Spanish Prisoner -- David Mamet (****) A.A.L.

Spartacus -- Stanley Kubrick (****) A.A.L.

Spawn -- Mark A.Z. Dippé (***½) A.A.L.

The Spitfire Grill -- Lee David Zlotoff (**) A.A.L.

Star Wars, Episode I: The Phantom Menace -- George Lucas (**) A.A.L.

The Straight Story -- David Lynch (*****) A.A.L.

Strange Days -- Kathryn Bigelow (****½) A.A.L.

Stranger Than Paradise -- Jim Jarmusch (*****) A.A.L.

Sullivan's Travels -- Preston Sturges (****) A.A.L.

Sunset Boulevard -- Billy Wilder (*****) A.A.L.

Sweet and Lowdown -- Woody Allen (****½) A.A.L.

The Sword in the Stone -- Wolfgang Reitherman (****½) A.A.L.

T

Taboo -- Nagisa Oshima (*****) A.A.L.

Take the Money and Run -- Woody Allen (***½) A.A.L.

The Tao of Steve -- Jenniphr Goodman (***½) A.A.L.

Taste of Cherry -- Abbas Kiarostami (*****) A.A.L.

Tetsuo: The Iron Man -- Shinya Tsukamoto (****½) A.A.L.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre -- Tobe Hooper (*****) SHAUN GRAVOIS

The Third Man -- Carol Reed (*****) A.A.L.

This Is Spinal Tap -- Rob Reiner (*****) A.A.L.

Time Bandits -- Terry Gilliam (****) A.A.L.

Titan A.E. -- Don Bluth (****) A.A.L.

Titus -- Julie Taymor (****½) A.A.L.

To Kill a Mockingbird -- Robert Mulligan (***) A.A.L.

Tokyo Drifter -- Seijun Suzuki (***½) A.A.L.

Tootsie -- Sydney Pollack (*****) A.A.L.

Total Recall -- Paul Verhoeven (****) A.A.L.

Touch of Evil -- Orson Welles (*****) A.A.L.

Toy Story -- John Lasseter (****½) A.A.L.

Toy Story 2 -- John Lasseter (****½) A.A.L.

Trial and Error -- Jonathan Lynn (***½) A.A.L.

12 Monkeys -- Terry Gilliam (****) A.A.L.

2001: A Space Odyssey -- Stanley Kubrick (*****) A.A.L.

U

UHF -- Jay Levey (**½) GREGORY FILCE

Unbreakable -- M. Night Shyamalan (****) A.A.L.

The Untouchables -- Brian de Palma (**½) A.A.L.

Urusei Yatsura, The Movie 2: Beautiful Dreamer -- Mamoru Oshii (***) A.A.L.

The Usual Suspects -- Christopher McQuarrie (**) A.A.L.

VWY

Vertigo -- Alfred Hitchcock (*****) A.A.L.

Video Girl Ai -- Masakazu Katsura (****) A.A.L.

The Virgin Suicides -- Sofia Coppola (****½) A.A.L.

Wag the Dog -- Barry Levinson (****½) A.A.L.

Wicked City -- Yoshiaki Kawajiri (***½) A.A.L.

Wonder Boys -- Curtis Hanson (*****) A.A.L.

Written on the Wind -- Douglas Sirk (*****) A.A.L.

Yellow Submarine -- George Dunning (***½) A.A.L.

Young Frankenstein -- Mel Brooks (****) A.A.L.

Casablanca -- Michael Curtiz (*****) A.A.L.

Castaway -- Robert Zemeckis (****) A.A.L.

The Cell -- Tarsem Singh (****) A.A.L.

Chasing Amy -- Kevin Smith (***½) A.A.L.

Chicken Run -- Nick Park, Peter Lord (****½) A.A.L.

Chinatown -- Roman Polanski (*****) A.A.L.

Children of Heaven -- Majid Majidi (****½) A.A.L.

Chocolat -- Lasse Hallstrom (***½) A.A.L.

Cinema Paradiso -- Giuseppe Tornatore (****) A.A.L.

Circle of Friends -- Pat O'Connor (****) A.A.L.

Citizen Kane -- Orson Welles (*****) A.A.L.

City Lights -- Charlie Chaplin (*****) A.A.L.

Clerks -- Kevin Smith (*****) DANE HITT

Clerks -- Kevin Smith (***) A.A.L.

Closely Watched Trains -- Jiří Menzel (*****) A.A.L.

Close-Up -- Abbas Kiarostami (*****) A.A.L.

The Color of Paradise -- Majid Majidi (****½) A.A.L.

The Color of Pomegranates -- Sergei Paradjanov (*****) A.A.L.

Cool World -- Ralph Bakshi (*) A.A.L.

The Contender -- Rod Lurie (***½) A.A.L.

The Conversation -- Francis Ford Coppola (*****) A.A.L.

Cries and Whispers -- Ingmar Bergman (*****) A.A.L.

Crooklyn -- Spike Lee (***½) A.A.L.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon -- Ang Lee (*****) A.A.L.

The Crucible -- Nicholas Hytner (**½) A.A.L.

Crumb -- Terry Zwigoff (*****) A.A.L.

Cry the Beloved Country -- Darrell James Roodt (**½) A.A.L.

Bad Lieutenant -- Abel Ferrara (*****) A.A.L.

The Bank Dick -- Edward F. Cline (****) A.A.L.

Beauty and the Beast -- Jean Cocteau (*****) A.A.L.

Beauty and the Beast -- Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise (*****) A.A.L.

Being John Malkovich -- Spike Jonze (*****) A.A.L.

Best in Show -- Christopher Guest (****½) A.A.L.

The Big Kahuna -- John Swanbeck (****) A.A.L.

The Big Lebowski -- Joel Coen (****) A.A.L.

Big Trouble in Little China -- John Carpenter (**½) GREGORY FILCE

Big Trouble in Little China -- John Carpenter (**) A.A.L.

Billy Elliot -- Stephen Daldry (***½) A.A.L.

Black and White -- James Toback (***½) A.A.L.

The Blair Witch Project -- Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sanchez (****) A.A.L.

Blood Simple -- Joel Coen (*****) A.A.L.

Blue Velvet -- David Lynch (****) A.A.L.

Boiler Room -- Ben Younger (****) A.A.L.

A Boy and His Dog -- L.Q. Jones (***½) A.A.L.

Boyz N the Hood -- John Singleton (****½) A.A.L.

Branded to Kill -- Seijun Suzuki (*****) A.A.L.

Brazil -- Terry Gilliam (*****) A.A.L.

Breathless -- Jean-Luc Godard (*****) A.A.L.

The Bride of Frankenstein -- James Whale (*****) A.A.L.

Brief Encounter -- David Lean (***½) A.A.L.

Bringing Out the Dead -- Martin Scorsese (*****) A.A.L.

Broadway Danny Rose -- Woody Allen (***½) A.A.L.

A Bug's Life -- John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton (****) A.A.L.

Absolute Power -- Clint Eastwood (***½) A.A.L.

The Abyss -- James Cameron (**½) A.A.L.

The Age of Innocence -- Martin Scorsese (*****) A.A.L.

Airplane! -- Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker, David Zucker (****) A.A.L.

Akira -- Katsuhiro Otomo (*****) A.A.L.

All About Eve -- Joseph Mankiewicz (*****) A.A.L.

All That Jazz -- Bob Fosse (****½) A.A.L.

American Movie -- Chris Smith, Sarah Price (*****) A.A.L.

American Pop -- Ralph Bakshi (****) A.A.L.

The American President -- Rob Reiner (****½) A.A.L.

Anastasia -- Don Bluth (****) A.A.L.

Anatomy -- Stefan Ruzowitzky (****) SHAUN GRAVOIS

Anatomy of a Murder -- Otto Preminger (*****) A.A.L.

Annie Hall -- Woody Allen (*****) A.A.L.

Antz -- Tim Johnson, Eric Darnell (****) A.A.L.

The Apartment -- Billy Wilder (*****) A.A.L.

Army of Darkness -- Sam Raimi (***) A.A.L.

As Good as It Gets -- James L. Brooks (*****) A.A.L.

L'Avventura -- Michaelangelo Antonioni (*****) A.A.L.

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Zelig -- Woody Allen (****) A.A.L.

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