top 4 is usually just whatever is currently rotating in my mind (and velvet goldmine which is my #1)
The Portrait of a Lady 1996
I find the discussion about this movie's themes more interesting than the film itself. Which isn't to say that the film is terrible. It is a well made film and features interesting stylistic choices, a beautiful score by Kilar, and great performances. However, I never truly felt engaged in the story or characters. It's fine, but fine was somehow more disappointing than bad.
Velvet Goldmine 1998
It's so interesting how the closest we ever come to seeing through Brian's eyes or identifying with him is when he first sees Curt preform. When he is in the role of "fan" instead of "idol".
Anyways, the only way I can describe how this movie leaves me feeling afterwards is that it seduces you into giving everything you have to it and leaves you with so much that you don't know what to do with all of it. Leaving you feeling weighted yet empty.
Another Country 1984
This was hell to watch without subtitles. Anyways is "they didn't even make out a little" a valid critique?