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1- Full Metal Jacket (Stanley Kubrick)

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2- Near Dark (Katherine Bigelow)

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3- Robocop (Paul Verhoeven)

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4- Predator (John Mc Tiernan)

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Roger Ebert 12.06.1987:

« Predator » moves at a breakneck pace, it has strong and simple characterizations, it has good location photography and terrific special effects, and it supplies what it claims to supply: an effective action movie.

Students of trivia might want to note that the actor inside the predator costume is Kevin Peter Hall, who also occupies the Bigfoot costume in « Harry and the Hendersons. »

This guy must really be a good sport.

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5- Evil Dead 2 (Sam Raimi)

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Roger Ebert 10.04.1987:

« Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn » is a comedy disguised as a blood-soaked shock-a-rama. It looks superficially like a routine horror movie, a vomitorium designed to separate callow teenagers from their lunch. But look a little closer and you’ll realize that the movie is a fairly sophisticated satire. Level One viewers will say it’s in bad taste. Level Two folks like myself will perceive that it is about bad taste.

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6- Les Incorruptibles (Brian de Palma)

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7- Prince des Ténèbres (John Carpenter)

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8- Wall Street (Oliver Stone)

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Roger Ebert 11.12.1987:

Stone’s « Wall Street » is a radical critique of the capitalist trading mentality, and it obviously comes at a time when the financial community is especially vulnerable. The movie argues that most small investors are dupes, and that the big market killings are made by men such as Gekko, who swoop in and snap whole companies out from under the noses of their stockholders. What the Gekkos do is immoral and illegal, but they use a little litany to excuse themselves: « Nobody gets hurt. » « Everybody’s doing it. » « There’s something in this deal for everybody. » « Who knows except us? »

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What’s intriguing about « Wall Street » – what may cause the most discussion in the weeks to come – is that the movie’s real target isn’t Wall Street criminals who break the law. Stone’s target is the value system that places profits and wealth and the Deal above any other consideration. His film is an attack on an atmosphere of financial competitiveness so ferocious that ethics are simply irrelevant, and the laws are sort of like the referee in pro wrestling – part of the show.

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9- Bad Taste (Peter Jackson)

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10- Angel Heart (Alan Parker)

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11- Un Ticket pour Deux (John Hughes)

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Roger Ebert 12.11.2000:

« Planes, Trains and Automobiles » is founded on the essential natures of its actors. It is perfectly cast and soundly constructed, and all else flows naturally. Steve Martin and John Candy don’t play characters; they embody themselves. That’s why the comedy, which begins securely planted in the twin genres of the road movie and the buddy picture, is able to reveal so much heart and truth.

Some movies are obviously great. Others gradually thrust their greatness upon us. When « Planes, Trains and Automobiles » was released in 1987, I enjoyed it immensely, gave it a favorable review and moved on. But the movie continued to live in my memory. Like certain other popular entertainments (« It’s a Wonderful Life, » « E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, » « Casablanca« ) it not only contained a universal theme, but also matched it with the right actors and story, so that it shrugged off the other movies of its kind and stood above them in a kind of perfection. This is the only movie our family watches as a custom, most every Thanksgiving.
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The movies that last, the ones we return to, don’t always have lofty themes or Byzantine complexities. Sometimes they last because they are arrows straight to the heart. When Neal unleashes that tirade in the motel room and Del’s face saddens, he says, « Oh. I see. » It is a moment that not only defines Del’s life, but is a turning point in Neal’s, because he also is a lonely soul, and too well organized to know it. Strange, how much poignancy creeps into this comedy, and only becomes stronger while we’re laughing.

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12- Arizona Junior (Joel et Ethan Coen)

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13- L’aventure Intérieure (Joe Dante)

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14- L’empire du Soleil (Steven Spielberg)

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15- Liaison Fatale (Adrian Lyne)

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16- Over the Top (Menahem Golan)

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Top 10 National Board of Review

Empire of the Sun
The Last Emperor (Bernardo Bertolucci)
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Broadcast News (James L.Brooks )
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The Untouchables
Gaby: A True Story (Luis Mandoki)
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Cry Freedom (Richard Attenborough )
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Fatal Attraction
Hope and Glory (John Boorman )
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Wall Street
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Oscars majeurs:

Meilleur film: Le Dernier Empereur
Meilleur réalisateur: Bernardo Bertolucci
Meilleur acteur: Michael Douglas (Wall Street)
Meilleure actrice: Cher (Moonstruck)
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Palme d’or :

Sous le soleil de Satan (Maurice Pialat)
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Lion d’or:

Au revoir les enfants (Louis Malle)
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Ours d’or :

Le thème (Gleb Panfilov)
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