ELECTION (1999)

A biting satire about a high school election that understands America better than any movie actually about national politics.

TITANIC (1997)

This epic disaster movie slash romance became the highest grossing movie all time and won all the Oscars. But what do we think 23 years later?

FORREST GUMP (1994)

Tom Hanks bumbles through the greatest hits of Baby Boomer history, with nothing to say about any of it.

THE WATERMELON WOMAN (1996)

Considered the first feature from an African-American lesbian, I found it enjoyable and interesting. Not everyone agreed at the time.

GOODFELLAS (1990)

Scorsese’s most cutting exploration of the gangster lifestyle. I like the movie. The lifestyle’s not for me.

SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (1998)

Few fictional movies are now considered definitive documents of historical events, but this is one of them. This is what happened now.