1996 Reviews

Best Film of the Year: Evita

 

Best Actor: Liam Neeson – Michael Collins
Best Actress: Madonna – Evita
Best Supporting Actor: Edward Norton – Primal Fear
Best Supporting Actress: Marianne Jean-Baptiste – Secrets & Lies
Best Director: Alan Parker – Evita
Best Original Screenplay: Secrets & Lies
Best Adapted Screenplay: The English Patient
Best Score: The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Best Song: “Heaven’s Light / Hellfire” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Best Editing: The Ghost and the Darkness
Best Cinematography: Evita
Best Production Design: Evita
Best Costume Design: Evita
Best Makeup: Star Trek: First Contact
Best Sound: Star Trek: First Contact
Best Sound Effects: Star Trek: First Contact
Best Visual Effects: Star Trek: First Contact

Top Ten of 1996

  1. Evita
  2. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  3. Secrets & Lies
  4. Star Trek: First Contact
  5. The English Patient
  6. Michael Collins
  7. Mother
  8. Lone Star
  9. Breaking the Waves
  10. That Thing You Do!

Honorable Mentions: The Birdcage, The Crucible, The Ghost and the Darkness, Hamlet, Irma Vep, Jerry Maguire, The Mirror Has Two Faces, The People vs. Larry Flynt, The Portrait of a Lady, Primal Fear, Ridicule, Scream, Sling Blade, Trainspotting, The Truth About Cats and Dogs, Welcome to the Dollhouse, William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet

— # —

101 Dalmatians (***)

— A —

The Associate (* ½)

— B —

The Birdcage (*** ½)
Breaking the Waves (****)

— C —

City Hall (**)
Courage Under Fire (***)
The Crucible (*** ½)

— D —

Daylight (* ½) (Short Review)
Dragonheart (***)

— E —

Emma (***) (Short Review)
The English Patient (****) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Eraser (*)
Evita (****) (Full Review)

— F —

Fargo (** ½)
First Wives Club (***)

— G —

The Ghost and the Darkness (*** ½) (Short Review)
Ghost in the Shell (** ½) (Short Review)
Ghosts of Mississippi (***)

— H —

Hamlet (*** ½) (Short Review)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (****) (Full Review)

— I —

Independence Day (**)
Irma Vep (*** ½)

— J —

Jackie Chan’s First Strike (* ½)
James and the Giant Peach (***) (Short Review)
Jerry Maguire (*** ½) (Short Review)
Joe’s Apartment (*)

— L —

The Last Supper (***)
Lone Star (****) (Short Review)
The Long Kiss Goodnight (* ½)

— M —

Mars Attacks! (***)
Marvin’s Room (***)
Michael Collins (****) (Short Review)
The Mirror Has Two Faces (*** ½) (Short Review)
Mission: Impossible (***)
Mother (****)
My Fellow Americans (***)

— N —

The Nutty Professor (**) (Full Review) (Short Review)

— O —

One Fine Day (***) (Short Review)

— P —

The People vs. Larry Flynt (*** ½)
Phenomenon (* ½)
The Portrait of a Lady (*** ½)
The Preacher’s Wife (***) (Short Review)
Primal Fear (*** ½) (Short Review)

— R —

Ridicule (*** ½)
The Rock (** ½)

— S —

Scream (*** ½)
Secrets & Lies (****)
Shine (***)
Sleepers (**)
Sling Blade (*** ½) (Short Review)
Spy Hard (*)
Star Trek: First Contact (****) (Full Review)

— T —

That Thing You Do! (****) (Short Review)
Trainspotting (*** ½)
The Truth About Cats and Dogs (*** ½)
Twister (** ½)

— U —

Up Close and Personal (***) (Short Review)

— V —

Vice Academy 5 (½ *)

— W —

Welcome to the Dollhouse (*** ½)
William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet (*** ½)

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