PRINCESS MONONOKE (1997)

A gorgeous animation classic that is firmly for adults, about the eternal struggle between humans and their environment.

THE GODFATHER PART III (1990)

Francis Ford Coppola recently released a re-edited version of the least-acclaimed film of his famous mafia trilogy, but how much of a difference does it make?

THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL (1992)

My favorite Christmas movie, bar none, featuring Michael Caine as Scrooge and Gonzo the Great as Charles Dickens.

THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (1993)

Halloween decides to take over Christmas in what has become one of my favorites.

EVE’S BAYOU (1997)

This is a drama with an all-Black cast, set deep in Louisiana. I wanted to like it more than I actually did.

GOLDENEYE (1995)

James Bond plows into the modern era by blowing up the Arecibo Telescope a quarter century early.

SCHINDLER’S LIST (1993)

Maybe the definitive movie about one of the worst events in human history.

THE ICE STORM (1997)

Ang Lee directs a “comedy of manners” about two families crashing into each other over Thanksgiving weekend.

THE SILENCES OF THE PALACE (1994)

The story of women trapped and exploited in a gilded cage, the first film by a female director to come out of the Arab World.

BOYZ N THE HOOD (1991)

John Singleton’s slice-of-life drama about young men dealing with life South Central Los Angeles received wide acclaim and maybe changed Hollywood a little.