Film Festivals 1994

This years line-up had many highlights. The Tavini Brothers gave us their epic "Fiorile", while the Coen Brothers presented their extravagant "Hudsucker Proxy". Richard Linklater fronted up with two fresh looking teen comedies, "Dazed and Confused" and "Slacker" alongside Mike Leigh's brutal northern drama "Naked". David Lynch came up with a fine prequel to his cult TV series in "Twin Peaks: Fire Walks With Me", and speaking of twisted there was the wierd yet enchanting animation, "The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb". And Ron Fricke, cinematographer of "Koyaanisqatsi" directed his sensory masterpiece "Baraka" (right).

The Hudsucker Proxy ( Blu-ray ) (1994)

Director: Joel Coen
Starring: Charles Durning, Jennifer Jason Leigh, John Mahoney, Paul Newman, Tim Robbins

The Coen Brothers' extravagant, dazzling comedy of invention features dynamite performances from Tim Robbins as the fall guy and Jennifer Jason Leigh... Read more

Heavenly Creatures (1994)

Director: Peter Jackson
Starring: Melanie Lynskey, Kate Winslet, Sarah Peirse, Diana Kent, Clive Merrison, Simon O...

The provocative, imaginative true-life story of how the intense and passionate relationship of 1950s Christchurch teenagers Pauline Parker and Juliet... Read more

The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)

Director: Joel Coen
Starring: Tim Robbins, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Paul Newman, Charles Durning, John Mahoney

The Coen Brothers' extravagant, dazzling comedy of invention features dynamite performances from Tim Robbins as the fall guy and Jennifer Jason Leigh... Read more

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1994)

Director: Gus Van Sant
Starring: Uma Thurman, John Hurt, Rain Phoenix

Adapted from Tom Robbins' popular, counter-culture novel and starring Uma Thurman as the world's greatest hitchhiker, a passion she pursues when not h... Read more

Muriel's Wedding (1994)

Director: P J Hogan
Starring: Toni Collette, Bill Hunter, Rachel Griffiths

An ugly duckling from a dysfunctional family yearns for a happier life, and starts on that road by leaving her home town of Porpoise Spit for Sydney,... Read more

Three Colours: Red (1994)

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski
Starring: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Irene Jacob

Fashion model Irene Jacob meets an embittered retired judge (Jean-Louis Trintignant) by accident, then develops a relationship with him and enters his... Read more

Matinee (1993)

Director: Joe Dante
Starring: Cathy Moriarty, John Goodman, Simon Fenton, Omri Katz

John Goodman is delightful as a movie schlockmeister (inspired by real-life producer William Castle) who's about to preview his latest 'scare-the-pant... Read more

Blue / Glitterbug (1993)

Director: Derek Jarman
Starring: Tilda Swinton, Nigel Terry, John Quentin

A Derek Jarman double feature. "Blue" (1993, 75 mins) - A courageous personal testimony about his experiences with AIDS, Derek Jarman's final feature... Read more

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Director: Henry Selick
Starring: Danny Elfman, Paul Reubens, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara

A wonderfully bizarre and visually stunning Yuletide treat from Tim Burton, who uses stop-motion animation to tell the story of Jack Skellington, the... Read more

The War Room (1993)

Director: Chris Hegedus, D A Pennebaker
Starring: James Carville, George Stephanopoulos

Entertaining and enlightening behind-the-scenes look at Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign that details the dogged efforts of charismatic campa... Read more