10. The Ring
I love Naomi Watts. My brother and I are both obsessed with this fairly unknown Aussie gem. We also both hate this movie. It is certainly not scary. When researching my top ten scariest movies list I crushed to see The Ring so high up.
9. American Beauty
This movie is good. But is it great? I really don’t think so. I think it just barely scratches the surface of white suburbia. It is outdone by better films about the same subject, Happiness and Little Children come to mind.
8. Blair Witch Project
This is the only movie on this list I personally dislike. I never liked this movie. It isn’t scary. Anyone who thought it was real was just kidding themselves. And it cash out on the ideas of a bigger and better film Cannibal Holocaust.
7. The Departed
Right. Why is this movie on the list? Well, because the departed is just good. I don’t think it is great. I don’t think it was the best picture of that year and I certainly don’t think think it was Scorsese’s time to win an oscar, Raging Bull was.
6. Chariots of Fire
I just didn’t like this movie. Doesn’t mean you will.
5. Pulp Fiction
Quentin Tarintino pisses me off. For no good reason too. His movies are great. Kill Bill is one of my favorite movies. Frankly speaking, Pulp Fiction is a very good movie. But everyone my age cites it as the best film ever. Please. There are parts in the movie that don’t work and it is a bit slow. Is it the best film of the 90s? I hope not.
4. Boondock Saints
Anyone who really loves movies shouldn’t like this one. If I reviewed I’d probably give it a D. It is a good premise that went horribly wrong. William Dafoe dressing up as a chick and fighting dudes kept this one from being an F.
3. Good Will Hunting
Good movie. Not great. Gus Van Sant can and has done better. If you’re looking for a great Van Sant movie check out Milk. One of the best films of the decade.
2. A Time to Kill
Joel Shumacer’s courtroom drama comes to the all the right conclusions and says all the right things. But bad people doing bad things shouldn’t shock anybody. The film never looks into why they do bad things though. Or investigates the black side of the story. Time to Kill knows how satisfy its audience but it really doesn’t come to any tough conclusions.
Kevin’s Smith debut is just okay. I’ve heard it acclaimed as genius. Not quite. It is a fun film and the characters are well drawn. But the dialogue is too rehearsed. It doesn’t seem to be happening in real time. It comes off as a movie that