Going Out: Film - THE FIVE BEST FILMS
Saturday 06 November 1999
East is East (5)
A stage-to-screen triumph for Ayub Khan-Din's Anglo-Asian comedy. The scene is the terraced home of the culture-clash Khans; the plot a sustained and turbulent series of domestic storms. See New Films, left
Ride With The Devil (5)
Loitering with intent on the Mason-Dixon border, Ang Lee's Civil War epic unfolds in a series of volatile battle scenes and intimate interludes. Tobey Maguire plays the virginal solider who falls for Jewell's pursed- lipped war widow. See New Films, left
Renaissance man Steve Martin scripts and stars in this scattershot Hollywood send-up about a no-talent producer, a bimbo starlet (Heather Graham) and a jittery megastar (Eddie Murphy).
Farmed through the Disney dream factory, the Ape Man emerges as the sinewy centrepiece of a fast and flashy cartoon excursion. State-of- the-art visuals prop up a lightweight but likeable plotline.
The Sixth Sense (5)
A startlingly good performance by Bruce Willis smoulders at the heart of this slow-burning horror movie. A virtuoso twist-in-the-tale ending spins the whole film on its head. See New Films, left
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Arts & Ents blogs
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- 2 Katie Hopkins attacked me on Twitter — so I reported her to the police for inciting racial hatred
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- 4 A new (old) cure for MRSA? Revolting recipe from the Dark Ages may be key to defeat infection
- 5 Gamers confess the worst things they've done in The Sims
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