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OUR FAVOURITE FILMS OF 1998

Urban Cinefile’s six regular critics* list some of their favourite films of the year – in alphabetical order – followed by each of our least favourite, the ‘Turkey of the Year’:

ANDREW L. URBAN:
As Good As It Gets|
Boogie Nights
The Boys
Deconstructing Harry
Gadjo Dilo
Head On
The Interview
Jackie Brown
Junk Mail
Life is Beautiful
Lucie Aubrac
Ma Vie en Rose
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Opposite of Sex
Out of Sight
Saving Private Ryan
The Sweet Hereafter
Truman Show
Wag the Dog
Welcome to Sarajevo

Turkey of the year: Velvet Goldmine

LOUISE KELLER:
Anastasia
Antz
As Good as It Gets
Boogie Nights
Buffalo 66
Deconstructing Harry
Elizabeth
Gadjo Dilo
Horsewhisperer
Interview, The
Jackie Brown
Life is Beautiful
Ma Vie en Rose
Mask of Zorro
Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil
Prince of Egypt
Saving Private Ryan
Sliding Doors
Truman Show
Wings of the Dove

Turkey of the year: Total Eclipse

PAUL FISCHER:
Antz
As Good As It Gets
Boogie Nights
The Boys
Buffalo 66
Deconstructing Harry
Elizabeth
Eve's Bayou
The Hairy Bird
Henry Fool
The Interview
Lawndogs
Mask Of Zorro
Occasional Coarse Language
The Opposite Of Sex
Out Of Sight
Prince of Egypt
Saving Private Ryan
Sliding Doors
The Wings Of The Dove

Turkey of the year: Tarzan and the Lost City

DAVID EDWARDS:
Afterglow
As Good As It Gets
The Big Lebowski
Boogie Nights
Brother
Deconstructing Harry
The End of Violence
Fast, Cheap and Out of Control
Hana-bi
Happy Together
Henry Fool
The Interview
The Last Days of Disco
Life is Beautiful
Oscar and Lucinda
Out of Sight
Saving Private Ryan
Shadrach
The Sweet Hereafter
The Wings of the Dove

Turkey of the year: I'll Be Home for Christmas

JAKE WILSON:
Alien Resurrection
The Apostle
As Good As It Gets
The Big Lebowski
Buffalo 66,
The End Of Violence
Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas
Gummo
Hana-Bi
Happy Together
Jackie Brown
The Kingdom 2
Kundun
Mouse Hunt
Snake Eyes
Starship Troopers
The Sweet Hereafter
Twilight.
Velvet Goldmine
Zero Effect

Turkey of the year: You've Got Mail

LUKE BUCKMASTER:
Antz
As Good as it Gets
City of Angels
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Hana-Bi
The Ice Storm
The Interview
In the Winter Dark
Jackie Brown
Kundun
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Mouse Hunt
Prince of Egypt
Primary Colors
Saving Private Ryan
The Sweet Hereafter
There's Something About Mary
Truman Show, The
Wag the Dog
Wings of the Dove

Turkey of the year: Species 2

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THE MOST MENTIONED:
(Mentioned on four or more lists)


As Good As It Gets –on everyone’s list – 6


The Interview – 5


Saving Private Ryan - 5


Boogie Nights - 4


Deconstructing Harry – 4


Jackie Brown – 4


The Sweet Hereafter - 4

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*Our newer critics Brad Green and Peter Anderson who started mid-year, will contribute to next year’s lists.







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