We’ve all got our favourites, especially when it comes to movies, but being asked to name the single year that had the most well-received movies is a tough one. Well, at least for Average Joes. Maybe not so much for culture and modern movie experts like Brian Raftery.
It was the year of movies that have changed how we view modern cinema. Theatres were filled with audiences watching Fight Club, The Matrix, Office Space, Election, The Blair Witch Project, The Sixth Sense.
Add to that Being John Malkovich, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, American Beauty, The Virgin Suicides, Boys Don’t Cry, The Best Man, Three Kings, and Magnolia. These movies, and even more, came out of an atmosphere that no longer worked about budget, technology, and, in some cases, taste. The movies took on hot topics of the day that are still applicable now—sex, violence, and the end of the world, to name a few.
Throughout the book, Raftery explores how the movies were made, and their influence over Hollywood. You’ll also find over 130 exclusive interviews with directors and actors. Described as a fun and readable book, Best. Movie. Year. Ever. both entertains and informs, providing insights you won’t find anywhere else, and definitively answering what year was the best movie year ever.