Natural Born Killers, The Virgin Suicides and More: Jim Hemphill’s Weekend Viewing Recommendations

From 1986, the year in which he made two flat-out masterpieces (Salvador and Platoon) to 1995, when he directed his boldest and richest film to that point (Nixon), Oliver Stone was on a streak like no other filmmaker has ever had before or since.

Ten films in ten years, many of them enormous epics and all of them ambitious attempts to assess where America had been, where it was, and where it was going.

The scale and depth of Stone’s work during this period is equaled by the diversity of tone, […]

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