Saturday, September 24, 2022

TOP 10 MOVIES OF 1998

RUNNER UP: “ARMAGEDDON”

Directed By: Michael Bay
Written By: Jonathan Hensleigh, Tony Gilroy, Shane 
Salemo & J.J. Abrams

10. “ENEMY OF THE STATE”

Directed By: Tony Scott
Written By: David Marconi

9. “DARK CITY”

Directed By: Alex Proyas
Written By: Alex Proyas, Lem Dobbs & David S. Goyer

8. “RUSHMORE”

Directed By: Wes Anderson
Written By: Wes Anderson & Owen Wilson

7. “SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE”

Directed By: John Madden
Written By: Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard

6. “THE PRINCE OF EGYPT”

Directed By: Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner & Simon Wells
Written By: Phillip LaZebnik & Nicholas Meyer

5. “AMERICAN HISTORY X”

Directed By: Tony Kaye
Written By: David McKenna

4. “THE BIG LEBOWSKI”

Directed By: Joel Coen
Written By: Joel & Ethan Coen

3. “THE THIN RED LINE”

Directed By: Terrence Malick
Written By: Terrence Malick

2. “THE TRUMAN SHOW”

Directed By: Peter Weir
Written By: Andrew Niccol

1. “SAVING PRIVATE RYAN”

Directed By: Steven Spielberg
Written By: Robert Rodat


MY TOP 5 WORST FILMS OF THE YEAR (In no particular order…they all sucked)
1. Grown Ups
2. Jonah Hex
3. The Last Airbender
4. Little Fockers
5. Alice In Wonderland

MY TOP 5 BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENTS OF THE YEAR
1. Winters Bone
2. The Kids Are Alright
3. Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows: Part 1
4. Iron Man 2
5. Tron: Legacy

MY TOP 5 MOST MEMORABLE MOMENTS IN FILM
1. The Ending to Toy Story 3
2. The Opening Scene in The Social Network
3. The Transformation in Black Swan
4. The Hallway Fight Scene in Inception
5. “The Scene” in 127 Hours

Best Performances By An Actor/Actress
James Franco in 127 Hours
Natalie Portman in Black Swan

Best Performance By A Supporting Actor/Actress
Christian Bale in The Fighter
Hailee Steinfeld in True Grit

Best Use of Music in a Film
The Social Network

Best Script
The Social Network by Aaron Sorkin

Guilty Pleasure of the Year
Hot Tub Time Machine

Top 5 Best Technical Achievements in Film
1. The editing of The Social Network
2. The time framing device for the van in Inception
3. The cinematography in Black Swan
4. The production design in Shutter Island
5. The editing on 127 Hours

The Top 10 Movies I Missed in 2001
1. Fish Tank
2. Barney’s Version
3. Buried
4. I Love Your Phillip Morris
5. Another Year

Film I’m Most Looking Forward To In 2002
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Matt Neglia
Matt Negliahttps://nextbestpicture.com/
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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