Film Festivals 1991

An interesting year with special mention of the Coen Brothers' dark comedy "Barton Fink" and also their stylish "Miller's Crossing", Philip Kaufman's erotic "Henry and June", Emir Kusturica's sweeping "Time of the Gypsies" and Anthony Minghella's heartfelt "Truly, Madly, Deeply" (right).

Mo' Better Blues (1990)

Director: Spike Lee
Starring: Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, Wesley Snipes

Spike ('Do The Right Thing') Lee has come up trumps again with this well-crafted tale of a jazz musician coming to terms with himself and life. Denzel... Read more

Miller's Crossing (1990)

Director: Joel Coen
Starring: Gabriel Byrne, Albert Finney, John Turturro, Marcia Gay Harden, Jon Polito, J E...

A very stylish, intelligent offering from the Coen Brothers ('Raising Arizona', 'Blood Simple') set in 1929 and perfectly recreating the look and feel... Read more

Romero (1989)

Director: John Duigan
Starring: Ana Alicia, Eddie Velez, Raul Julia, Richard Jordan

The powerful account of a savage dictatorship that massacred and tortured hundreds of thousands. He spoke the truth in a country torn apart by social... Read more

House Party (1990)

Director: Reginald Hudlin
Starring: Christopher Martin, Christopher Reid, Martin Lawrence, Robin Harris, Tisha Campb...

A rambunctious comic rap-attack that turns teenage movie conventions upside-down. After his father grounds him for brawling with a bruiser, a high sch... Read more

The Sheltering Sky (1990)

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci
Starring: Debra Winger, John Malkovich, Campbell Scott

The screen version of Paul Bowles' celebrated 1949 novel about a New York couple who embark on an unusual journey through post World War II North Afri... Read more