MOVIE REVIEWS - 1992
1992 didn't seem like such a great year for genre movies at the time. The previous 15 years delivered so many memorable films year-after-year that there was bound to be a year that didn't seem as though there were any standout movies.
More dramatic films, such as Cline Eastwood's UNFORGIVEN and Quentin Tarantino's break-through RESERVOIR DOGS caught audience attention.
David Lynch returned to cinema with TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME, a feature film prequel to the hit TV series that captured the attention of viewers around the planet the two previous years.
Francis Ford Coppola ventured into the Horror genre with his take on Bram Stoker's timeless literary creation DRACULA. Despite an uneven film, Gary Oldman's portrayal of the Count is mermerising from start to finish.
Perhaps the toughest assignment was a follow-up to James Cameron's 1986 ALIENS...
After poor critical reception and less-than-ideal box office performance, the young Director of ALIEN 3 - David Fincher - might have returned to making music videos, never to be heard from again. It's a testimony to Fincher's character that he persisted after the bruising production of this film and has gone on to become one of modern cinema's great talents.
ALIEN 3 itself has also become a revisionist topic for film buffs. Many of the decisions seen as poor creative choices at the time of the film's release are now seen as brave choices that expand the franchise and change the very nature of Ripley's relationship with her Xenomorph tormentors. Alex Thomson's cinematography on the film is a standout.
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