By Stephanie Zacharek
By Simon Abrams
By Michelle Orange
By Alan Scherstuhl
By Nick Schager
By Amy Nicholson
By The Invisible Woman
By I Used to Be Darker
BEST TEN OF 1994
1. Pulp Fiction. Boy wonder Tarantino scores again with wickedly clever crime triptych. Travolta comeback in full swing.
2. Blue, White and Red. Polish master Kieslowski hits the trifecta, then announces retirement.
3. Cobb. Denver must wait for Tommy Lee JonesÕs brilliant portrait of savage, embittered baseball great.
4. Eat Drink Man Woman. Chinese chef/father provides all but the right nourishment for three daughters. Audiences hunger for mu shu pork.
7. Quiz Show. Scammer Charles Van Doren overturns Fifties innocence. Reverend Redford appalled.
8. Natural Born Killers. Love him or hate him, Oliver Stone disturbs with hallucinatory satire of violence.
9. Heavenly Creatures. Bizarre New Zealand matricide case yields chilling meditation on teenage fantasy.
10. Bullets Over Broadway. Troubled Woody regains comic form with spoof of hoods and Twenties theater folk.
2. Wyatt Earp. Mayonnaise-face Costner and pompmeister Kasdan plod through Old West for three hours. Goes by like ten.
3. Forrest Gump. Pass that damn box of chocolates around the village idiotsÕ convention and shut up.
7. The War. Leaden Jon Avnet allegory hauls poverty, post-traumatic stress, race, love, adolescence, family values and the South into the mire.
8. Nell. Jodie screams for Oscar in language only she understands. Ideal prom date for Gump.
9. The Shadow. How to trivialize great radio.
10. The Radioland Murders. Ditto.
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