The Independent Recommends
The Five Best Films
Tuesday 17 August 1999
Strangers on a Train (PG)
Robert Walker and Farley Granger swap murders for an accelerating fairground- ride thriller. Perhaps the most quintessentially Hichcockian of all his outings.
Another Day in Paradise (18)
More white-trash junkie madness from low-life chronicler Larry (kids) Clark. Hint: that misleading title comes lathered in irony.
The Third Man (PG)
Carol Reed's perfect Viennese waltz; dancing arm-in-arm with Orson Welles (right) to the busy sounds of Anton Karas's zither.
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (12)
Catchphrases, moonbases, groovy babies and crooked dentures. Welcome to the plastic-fantastic landscape of Mike Myers' irrepressible super-spy creation.
Place Vendome (15)
Nicole Garcia's upmarket Parisian thriller provides a velvet-lined showcase for the cut-glass skills of an on-form Catherine Deneuve.
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