20 Films Turning 20 in 2015

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1995 doesn’t feel like it was so very long ago. If you were alive in that era, you probably still remember oohing and ahhing over Toy Story‘s CG-animated surfaces for the very first time, or meeting a brand new 007 in Pierce Brosnan. But in fact, you are wrong. 1995 really was that long ago. At least we still have some favorites of the era to take us back. Even if we’re now streaming them on iTunes instead of popping them into our VCRs.

We’re not saying these are the best films of 1995 — that’s a conversation for another time — but these are the ones that stuck with us. Some because they’ve become reliable favorites, some because they still feel remarkably fresh, and others because they’re so hilariously 1995, they couldn’t possibly have been made at any other time. Join us in revisiting 20 films turning 20 in 2015  after the jump.

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Here’s a pitch: now that we are seeing more than a few television series based on classic or well-known films, how about enabling someone to create an anthology show expressly designed to travels paths worn by the biggest films? One week we could see a black and white musical extravaganza in the vein of The Artist, while the next episode might see what happens when a Union Army officer with a fondness for Lakota Indians meets up with aging gunslinger William Munny.

The reason for this pitch is that the new shows based on Goodfellas (not a Best Picture winner, I know, though it should have been) and The Silence of the Lambs are about to get company in the form of Wallace, a series that explores the life of Braveheart hero William Wallace. Read More »