MOVIE REVIEWS - 1994
1994 had some wonderful movies.
James Cameron & Arnold Schwarzenegger re-teamed for the Spy-Fi epic TRUE LIES, but it was Jamie Lee Curtis who stole the show!
Sandra Bullock upstaged Keanu Reeves and became one of cinema's unlikeliest Action Movie Stars in SPEED.
Tim Burton, Johnny Depp and a wonderful supporting cast paid tribute to truly awful but lovingly-determined filmamking with the quasi-factual ED WOOD. Martin Landau was the stand-out as Bela Lugosi and deservedly took home multiple wards for his performance.
Tom Cruise abandoned his Movie Star persona and showed he could stretch himself beyond the high-beam grin, descending into the darkness of Anne Rice's popular Vampire books, playing Lestat in Neil Jordan's adaptation of INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE.
Despite losing out both critically and commercially to FORST GUMP, Quentin Tarantino's PULP FICTION was a truly unique film. Well into the 21st Century, PULP FICTION is now considered a modern masterpiece.
The film defies all expectations...
The story breaks with all accepted film convention.
Movie Stars became character actors.
Character actors became Movie Stars.
Villains become heroes.
Death doesn't mean the character's story is over.
Not everyone is a fan, but PULP FICTION is, arguably, the most inventive, subversive, unconventional mainstream film to emerge in the final decade of the 20th Century. Unlike every othe rmovie reelased in 1994, it will be remembered as a landmark film and worthy of its high-ranking in cineam history.
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