1999: A Movie Year In Review (Part One) - Movies In Focus
Many films come out every year with critics and fans alike, compiling lists of their bests and worsts. There are also many films that fall between the cracks, only to be discovered years later. Many critics believe that one of the best years in cinema was 1939, when Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz were released alongside many other classic gems. Personally, I’ve always felt that 1999 was an epic year for movies, providing us with so many interesting films. In fact, 1999 was such a good year for movies that even some of the bad ones are still worth watching! In 1999, the world was a very different place. We were on the cusp of a new millennium and 9/11 was something that nobody – not even Hollywood could have imagined at the time. Fear of the millennium bug and crazy beliefs about the end of the world gave a lot of films released that year a nihilistic quality that we hadn’t seen since the 1970s. I remember an excitement about the films that came out in ’99, and as a young man about to head to university, it was an exciting time – A time [...]