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1990: The Year In Films This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

By Doug M., Newton, MA


   All in all, a great year. Almost every great director working today created a film this year. The new rating "NC-17" was devised so that respectable directors like Peter Greenaway didn't get lumped together with "Deep Throat." A lot of the summer slaughterfests flopped, assuring us better quality movies in summers to come. "Fantasia" was re-released, but wasn't really very good. MCA almost went bankrupt. Disney sprouted another leg, Hollywood Pictures, from which we can expect many more arty Jim Belushi movies.

As always, the Oscar show was an embarrassment to everyone, with the sprawling, politically correct mega-hit, "Dances with Wolves," taking best picture, best director, best adapted screenplay and best cinematography away from movies that were much more deserving.

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