Some glaring invisibility on A/V Club’s best films of the ’90s?
While I like many of the films on the A/V Club’s recently-released list of the best films of the 1990s, I couldn’t help but notice that list of 50 films is notable for the glaring invisibility of movies directed by women and people of color.
Here are some (mostly-indie) movies by women I very much like and would have included. I’m not including studio films like Penelope Spheeris’ wonderful Wayne’s World or Penny Marshall’s A League of Their Own or Nora Ephron’s Sleepless in Seattle, rather titles that I would have expected on the A/V list.
Gillian Armstrong: Last Days of Chez Nous, Little Women
Maria Luisa Bemberg: I, The Worst of All
Kathryn Bigelow: Point Break, Strange Days
Jane Campion: An Angel at My Table, The Piano
Lisa Cholodenko: High Art
Claire Denis: Beau Travail
Anne Fontaine: Dry Cleaning
Marleen Gorris: Antonia’s Line, Mrs. Dalloway
Amy Heckerling: Clueless
Agnieszka Holland: Europa, Europa, The Secret Garden, The Third Miracle
Nicole Holofcener: Walking & Talking
Agnes Jaoui: The Taste of Others
Tamra Jenkina: Slums of Beverly Hills
Barbara Kopple: American Dream
Kasi Lemmons: Eve’s Bayou
Darnell Martin: I Like it Like That
Alison MacLean: Crush, Jesus’ Son
Mira Nair: Mississippi Masala
Which 1990s films by women would you nominate?