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The Faculty is a 1998 science fiction horror directed by Robert Rodriguez and written by Kevin Williamson. The film follows a group of cliche high schoolers who find themselves in the heart of an alien invasion taking over their teachers’ bodies. After finding an unidentifiable type of parasite and watching a murdered nurse return to work as if nothing happened, the group teams up to find out what’s going on and fights to stop it. The film won several awards, including the Saturn Award for Best Horror Film and Best Performance by a Younger Actor/Actress. The Faculty is a fun watch with some gore and gives nods to other science fiction films.
The Crow is a 1994 film based on the comic book series by James O’Barr. The film follows a resurrected musician back from the dead to seek vengeance against the gang who killed him and his fiancee. The Crow grew to cult classic status, spawning decades of theories surrounding the unfortunate on-set death of Brandon Lee. The film is a dark, grungy tale of revenge filled with action and a fantastic soundtrack.
The Shawshank Redemption
The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 drama written and directed by Frank Darabont based on the Stephen King novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. Andy Dufresne is sentenced to two consecutive life sentences for allegedly murdering his wife and her lover. Although the film didn’t break any records at the box office, it became a beloved film due to its message of hope enduring despite cruel conditions. The film earned seven nominations for Academy Awards.
Pi is a 1998 black-and-white psychological thriller written and directed by Darren Aronofsky. The film follows Max Cohen, a reclusive mathematical theorist who builds a supercomputer to crack the stock market. While suffering from intense headaches, growing paranoia, and hallucinations, his computer malfunctions and prints a seemingly random 216-digit number thought to reveal the true name of Jehovah and bring about the end of the world. Pi won the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay and the Gotham Open Palm Award. Aronofsky won the Directing Award at the Sundance Film Festival in 1998. The film is unsettling, cryptic, and will stick with you long after the final credits roll.
Canadian Bacon is a 1995 satirical comedy in which the President of the U.S. tries to drive up his plummeting approval ratings by launching a top-secret propaganda scheme to vilify Canada, only to inspire a vigilante invasin that’s shaping up to start a real war with our neighbors to the north. Written and directed by Michael Moore and starring John Candy and Alan Alda, it was not well received by critics but is worth a watch for its silly premise and ridiculous anti-Canadian slogans.