Best of '90: Movies

Cinema Paradiso A little boy in a small Italian town serves as acolyte to the keeper of the flame -- the projectionist in the local theater. With graceful sentiment, director Giuseppe Tornatore evokes the magic by which our first films grasp at memory.

Cyrano de Bergerac Moonlit idealism and moonstruck love, dashing swordplay and flashing wordplay, bold intelligence and bustling spectacle . . . And the winner is -- by more than a nose -- Gerard Depardieu.

Dick Tracy Warren Beatty and a brilliant crew turn comic-strip art into glamorous movie artifice. This is not only a straightforward rendering of the...

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