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  • Beloved

    The revelation of dark secrets in narratives is often anticlimactic, but not in this exquisite expressionist drama (1998) about a haunted woman who's escaped slavery to live in dreamy yet nightmarish isolation with her daughter in Ohio. more...
  • Donnie Brasco

    Paul Attanasio, who created Homicide: Life on the Street, based his screenplay about the experiences of former FBI agent Joseph Pistone with New York mafiosi in the late 70s on the book Pistone wrote with Richard Woodley. more...
  • Freddy Got Fingered

    Comedian Tom Green (The Tom Green Show), who directed and wrote the screenplay with Derek Harvie, plays a character whose plight is implicitly autobiographical. more...
  • Godzilla 2000

    Godzilla, an ambiguous threat to the people of Tokyo, faces off against a shape-shifting alien, but the giant lizard's morphologically unstable foe isn't entirely organic—it's an oversize, rampaging CPU even more curvaceous than an iMac and capable of processing genetic information as rapidly as computer data. more...
  • Himalaya

    Like all filmed dramas, though far more profoundly than most, this 1999 feature shows the fictional experiences of characters in a story while implying the real experiences of a cast on one side of the camera and a crew on the other. more...
  • The Patriot

    A widower and father of seven (Mel Gibson) tries to stay out of the Revolutionary War but ends up fighting for independence after one of his children is murdered. more...
  • Save the Last Dance (PG-13)

    Chicago high schoolers Derek (Sean Patrick Thomas) and Sara (Julia Stiles), whose interracial relationship tests loyalties that are both political and emotional, have the deck stacked against them. more...
  • Sprung

    This ludicrously naive love-versus-sex comedy (1997) by Rusty Cundieff seems to be targeting adults, though its cartoony characters act like children. more...
  • Strangeland (R)

    In this abduction-and-torture thriller (1998), several monologues advocating body modification are delivered by the multiply pierced Captain Howdy (Twisted Sister's Dee Snider), who lures teenagers from Internet chat rooms to his suburban home so he can bring about their spiritual enlightenment through involuntary piercing. more...
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