1998 Films By Star Rating

I'm using AMPAS' eligibility policy, rendering some films which made their Toronto bow in 1998 ineligible (ie. La Promesse) while qualifying others which I'd already seen earlier (ie. The Hanging Garden [97], etc.)

1998 films which played theatres but did not qualify under AMPAS eligibility rules are listed at the bottom of this page.

****
Buffalo 66 (d: Vincent Gallo) [A]
Happiness (d: Todd Solondz) [A]
He Got Game (d: Spike Lee) [A]
Life Is Beautiful (d: Roberto Benigni) [A]
Pleasantville (d: Gary Ross) [A]
Shakespeare In Love (d: John Madden) [A]
A Simple Plan (d: Sam Raimi) [A]
The Thin Red Line (d: Terrence Malick) [A]
The Truman Show (d: Peter Weir) [A]

*** ½
Affliction (d: Paul Schrader) [A-]
The Celebration (d: Thomas Vinterberg) [A-]
Elizabeth (d: Shekhar Kapur) [A-]
The Horse Whisperer (d: Robert Redford) [A-]
The Mask Of Zorro (d: Martin Campbell) [A-]
Mulan (d: Barry Cook & Tony Bancroft) [A-]
Rushmore (d: Wes Anderson) [A-]
Saving Private Ryan (d: Steven Spielberg) [A-]

***
Apt Pupil (d: Bryan Singer) [B]
Beloved (d: Jonathan Demme) [B]
Celebrity (d: Woody Allen) [B]
City Of Angels (d: Brad Silberling) [B+]
Dancing At Lughnasa (d: Pat O'Connor) [B]
Enemy Of The State (d: Tony Scott) [B+]
High Art (d: Lisa Cholodenko) [B+]
Little Voice (d: Mark Herman) [B+]
Lolita (d: Adrian Lyne) [B]
Love And Death On Long Island (d: Richard Kwietniowski) [B+]
Men With Guns (d: John Sayles) [B+]
Les Misérables (d: Bille August) [B+]
Mr. Jealousy (d: Noah Baumbach) [B]
Nil By Mouth (d: Gary Oldman) [B+]
One True Thing (d: Carl Franklin) [B]
Out Of Sight (d: Steven Soderbergh) [B+]
Pi (d: Darren Aronofsky) [B]
Primary Colors (d: Mike Nichols) [B]
Regeneration (d: Gillies MacKinnon) [B]
Ronin (d: John Frankenheimer) [B+]
Rush Hour (d: Brett Ratner) [B]
Seventh Heaven (Le Septieme Ciel) (d: Benoit Jacquot) [B]
A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (d: James Ivory) [B+]
There's Something About Mary (d: Peter Farrelly & Bobby Farrelly) [B]
Two Girls And A Guy (d: James Toback) [B]
Your Friends & Neighbours (d: Neil LaBute) [B]

** ½
American History X (d: Tony Kaye) [B-]
Babe: Pig In The City (d: George Miller) [B-]
The Butcher Boy (d: Neil Jordan) [B-]
Bulworth (d: Warren Beatty) [C+]
Can't Hardly Wait (d: Deborah Kaplan & Harry Elfont) [B-]
A Civil Action (d: Steven Zaillian) [B-]
Cube (d: Vincenzo Natali) [C+]
Dangerous Beauty (d: Marshall Herskovitz) [C+]
Dark City (d: Alex Proyas) [C+]
The Faculty (d: Robert Rodriguez) [B-]
The Gingerbread Man (d: Robert Altman) [B-]
Gods And Monsters (d: Bill Condon) [C+]
Godzilla (d: Roland Emmerich) [B-]
Halloween: H20 - Twenty Years Later (d: Steve Miner) [C+]
The Hanging Garden (d: Thom Fitzgerald) [C+]
Kurt And Courtney (d: Nick Broomfield) [B-]
The Last Days Of Disco (d: Whit Stillman) [B-]
The Leading Man (d: John Duigan) [B-]
Living Out Loud (d: Richard LaGravenese) [B-]
Mrs Dalloway (d: Marleen Gorris) [C+]
The Negotiator (d: F. Gary Gray) [B-]
Next Stop Wonderland (d: Brad Anderson) [B-]
Nightwatch (d: Ole Bornedal) [C+]
The Opposite Of Sex (d: Don Roos) [B-]
Palmetto (d: Volker Schlondorff) [B-]
The Parent Trap (d: Nancy Meyers) [B-]
Permanent Midnight (d: David Veloz) [C+]
Psycho (d: Gus Van Sant) [C+]
The Real Blonde (d: Tom DiCillo) [B-]
Return To Paradise (d: Joseph Ruben) [B-]
Rounders (d: John Dahl) [C+]
Shooting Fish (d: Stefan Schwartz) [C+]
Slam (d: Marc Levin) [B-]
Slums Of Beverly Hills (d: Tamara Jenkins) [C+]
The Spanish Prisoner (d: David Mamet) [B-]
Waking Ned Devine (d: Kirk Jones) [B-]
Whatever (d: Susan Skoog) [B-]
Wild Things (d: John McNaughton) [B-]
The X-Files (d: Rob Bowman) [B-]
You've Got Mail (d: Nora Ephron) [B-]
Zero Effect (d: Jake Kasdan) [C+]

**
54 (d: Mark Christopher) [C]
Armageddon (d: Michael Bay) [C]
The Big Lebowski (d: Joel Coen) [C]
Blade (d: Stephen Norrington) [C]
Central Station (d: Walter Salles) [C]
Chinese Box (d: Wayne Wang) [C]
Clockwatchers (d: Jill Sprecher) [C]
Deep Impact (d: Mimi Leder) [C]
Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas (d: Terry Gilliam) [C]
Hilary And Jackie (d: Anand Tucker) [C]
Hurlyburly (d: Anthony Drazan) [C]
John Carpenter's Vampires (d: John Carpenter) [C]
Lethal Weapon 4 (d: Richard Donner) [C]
Live Flesh (Carne Tremula) (d: Pedro Almodovar) [C]
Marie Baie Des Anges (d: Manuel Pradal) [C-]
Mother And Son (d: Aleksandr Sokurov) [C-]
Niagara Niagara (d: Bob Gosse) [C-]
The Object Of My Affection (d: Nicholas Hytner) [C]
Pecker (d: John Waters) [C]
A Perfect Murder (d: Andrew Davis) [C-]
Post Coitum (d: Brigitte Rouan) [C-]
The Siege (d: Edward Zwick) [C]
Six Days, Seven Nights (d: Ivan Reitman) [C]
Sliding Doors (d: Peter Howitt) [C]
Snake Eyes (d: Brian DePalma) [C]
Stepmom (d: Chris Columbus) [C-]
Swept From The Sea (d: Beeban Kidron) [C]
Twilight (d: Robert Benton) [C]
Urban Legend (d: Jamie Blanks) [C-]
Velvet Goldmine (d: Todd Haynes) [C]
What Dreams May Come (d: Vincent Ward) [C]

* ½
The Avengers (d: Jeremiah Chechik) [D]
Disturbing Behavior (d: David Nutter) [D+]
illtown (d: Nick Gomez) [D+]
One Tough Cop (d: Bruno Barreto) [D+]
Species II (d: Peter Medak) [D+]
Very Bad Things (d: Peter Berg) [D+]

*
The Ugly (d: Scott Reynolds) [D-]


Other 1998 Films
Four Days In September (d: Bruno Barreto) [A-]
Marquise (d: Vera Belmont) [B+]
The Taste Of Cherry (d: Abbas Kiarostami) [B+]
A Summer's Tale (Conte D'Ete) (d: Eric Rohmer) [B]
The Eel (Unagi) (d: Shohei Inamura) [B]
Junk Mail (d: Pal Sletaune) [B]
TwentyFourSeven (d: Shane Meadows) [B]
The Big One (d: Michael Moore) [B-]
Full Tilt Boogie (d: Sarah Kelly) [B-]
Go Now (d: Michael Winterbottom) [C+]
Nô (d: Robert Lepage) [C+]
Last Night (d: Don McKellar) [C]
Kitchen Party (d: Gary Burns)
Shattered Image (d: Raoul Ruiz) [D+]
Strike! (d: Sarah Kernochan) [D+]
Drive, She Said (d: Mina Shum) [D]


Alex Fung (aw220@freenet.carleton.ca)

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