1990 may be best remembered as the year of #JuliaRoberts, #MacaulayCulkin, and sexy shirtless pottery-making, but 30 years later, these critical hits that didn’t spark a ceramics craze still have our attention, and they should have yours, too!
On this IMDbrief, we break down 5 Forgotten Gems from 1990. We begin with the Stephen Frears neo-noir about intrigue and horse-betting, #TheGrifters starring John Cusack, Annette Bening, and Anjelica Huston. Then, continuing in the neo-noir vein, we recommend Joel and Ethan Coen's prohibition morality tale, #MillersCrossing with Gabriel Byrne, Marcia Gay Harden, John Turturro, Albert Finney, and Jon Polito. Next, it's another crime story, but this time it is deliciously off-beat– Lawrence Kasdan's #ILoveYouToDeath starring Kevin Kline, Tracy Ullman, River Phoenix, William Hurt, and Keanu Reeves. Our fourth choice is a Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or winner from David Lynch. It's the bonkers romance #WildAtHeart starring Nicolas Cage, Laura Dern, Willem Dafoe, Dianne Ladd, and Harry Dean Stanton. Lastly, it's another pick from the 1990 Cannes that mixes surrealist visuals with actual visions from its maestro director-- Akira Kurosawa's #Dreams that features director Martin Scorsese as Vincent Van Gogh and had assistance from Steven Spielberg, George Lucas's Industrial Light and Magic, and 'Godzilla' director Ishirô Honda.
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