The Best Movies of 1998, Movie Review, Movie Review, Film Review
 
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THE BEST FLICKS OF 1998

Now that Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert have managed to botched up the top ten films of 1998.  Where were they looking when Siskel picked “Babe: Pig In The City” as the number one and Ebert also included it on his ten best list.  The salaries of these two combined, should make them more responsible to their audience.  If it had been a lean year I could understand it but, in a year that provided a bounty of excellent movies, it makes you wonder. Here’s the breakdown of choices:
 

Rank MICHAEL A. MAYNEZ GENE SISKEL ROGER EBERT
1. “GODS AND MONSTERS’ “BABE; PIG IN THE CITY” “DARK CITY"
2. “ELIZABETH’ “THE THIN RED LINE’ “PLEASANTVILLE”
3. “SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE” “PLEASANTVILLE’ “SAVING PRIVATE RYAN”
4. “LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL” “SAVING PRIVATE RYAN” “A SIMPLE PLAN’
5. “WAKING NED DIVINE" “SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE’ “HAPPINESS’
6. “SAVING PRIVATE RYAN" “THE TRUMAN SHOW” “ELIZABETH”
7. “THE THIN RED LINE”  “ANTZ” “BABE; PIG IN THE CITY”
8. “THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY” “SIMON BIRCH” “SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE”
9. “THE TRUMAN SHOW" “THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY” ”LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL"
10. “OUT OF SIGHT’ “WAKING  NED DIVINE” “PRIMARY COLORS"

AND THERE YOU HAVE IT READ IT AND WEEP.  AND WE ARE LEAVING OUT A BARRAGE OF GREAT FILMS LIKE; “LITTLE VOICE”, ‘AFFLICTION’, “HILLARY AND JACKIE”, “THE GENERAL”, “DOWN IN THE DELTA”, “PLEASANTVILLE’”,  “THEORY OF FLIGHT”, “CENTRAL STATION” AND OH SO MANY.


 
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Original Date 14 January 1999