Film Highlights of 1997

Of the films I saw in 1997, here are those I recommend, presented in the order seen. (A short list … it really was a pathetic year for film.)

Mother (1996, USA, Albert Brooks)
Kolya (1996, Czechoslovakia, Jan Sverak)
A Single Girl (1995, France, Benoit Jacquot)
Waiting for Guffman (1996, USA, Christopher Guest)
Angel Baby (1995, Australia, Michael Rymer)
Romy & Michelle’s High School Reunion (1997, USA, David Mirkin)
Ponette (1996, France, Jacques Doillon)
Mrs. Brown (1997, Britain, John Madden)
In the Company of Men (1997, USA, Neil LaBute)
Fast, Cheap and Out of Control (1997, USA, Errol Morris)
Eve’s Bayou (1997, USA, Kasi Lemmons)

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