New York City 1993 Commercial Releases

(Reconstructed from New York Times archives; I didn't start keeping track week-to-week until 1998. List is probably not definitive—if it got neither an ad nor a review, I won't have caught it—but everything major should be here. This is the earliest year for which I currently have records. Films seen by yours truly are in blue.)


Week of 14 May

American Heart (Martin Bell)
Herman (Erik Gustavson) [1990]
Joey Breaker (Steven Starr)
Lost in Yonkers (Martha Coolidge)
My Neighbor Totoro (Hayao Miyazaki) [1988]
Nemesis (Albert Pyun)
Posse (Mario Van Peebles)
Time Indefinite (Ross McElwee)


Week of 7 May

Amazonia: Voices From the Rain Forest (Monti Aguirre & Glenn Switkes)
The Beekeeper (Theo Angelopoulos) [1986]
Dave (Ivan Reitman)
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (Rob Cohen)
For a Lost Soldier (Roeland Kerbosch)
Man Bites Dog (Rémy Belvaux & André Bonzel & Benoît Poelvoorde)
Much Ado About Nothing (Kenneth Branagh)


Week of 30 Apr

Bound by Honor (Taylor Hackford)
Dead Flowers (Peter Ily Huemer)
The Execution Protocol (Stephen Trombley)
The Night We Never Met (Warren Leight)
The Pickle (Paul Mazursky)
Sidekicks (Aaron Norris)
Splitting Heirs (Robert Young)
Three of Hearts (Yurek Bogayevicz)

Week of 23 Apr

The Dark Half (George A. Romero)
Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg (Kjell Grede) [1990]
Indian Summer (Mike Binder)
Map of the Human Heart (Vincent Ward)
Who's the Man? (Ted Demme)


Week of 16 Apr

Benny & Joon (Jeremiah Chechik)
Boiling Point (James B. Harris)
Claire of the Moon (Nicole Conn)
Joan Mitchell: Portrait of an Abstract Painter (Marion Cajori)
The Stort of Qiu Ju (Zhang Yimou)
The War Against the Indians (Harry Rasky)
Wide Sargasso Sea (John Duigan)


Week of 9 Apr

American Friends (Tristram Powell)
Bodies, Rest & Motion (Michael Steinberg)
Indecent Proposal (Adrian Lyne)
Nitrate Kisses (Barbara Hammer)
The Sandlot (David Mickey Evans)
Tales of the Brothers Quay (The Brothers Quay)
This Boy's Life (Michael Caton-Jones)


Week of 2 Apr

The Adventures of Huck Finn (Stephen Sommers)
Cop and a Half (Henry Winkler)
The Crush (Alan Shapiro)
Jack the Bear (Marshall Herskovitz)
Léolo (Jean-Claude Lauzon)
Okoge (Takehiro Nakajima)
Rock Hudson's Home Movies (Mark Rappaport)
Two Mikes Don't Make a Wright (Mike Leigh/Michael Moore/Dean Parisot)
Visions of Light (Arnold Glassman & Todd McCarthy & Stuart Samuels)

Week of 26 Mar

Born Yesterday (Luis Mandoki)
Hear No Evil (Robert Greenwald)
Jit (Michael Raeburn) [1990]
Married to It (Arthur Hiller)
Masala (Srinivas Krishna)
The Opposite Sex (Matthew Meshekoff)
Original Sin (Takashi Ishii)
Vermont Is for Lovers (John O'Brien)
Watch It (Tom Flynn)


Week of 19 Mar

Family Prayers (Scott Rosenfelt)
Garden of Scorpions (Oleg Kovalov)
Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. (Leslie Harris)
Last Call at Maud's (Paris Poirier)
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (Mark Achbar & Peter Wintonick)
Point of No Return (John Badham)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (Stuart Gillard)


Week of 12 Mar

CB4 (Tamra Davis)
Ethan Frome (John Madden)
A Far Off Place (Mikael Salomon)
Fire in the Sky (Robert Lieberman)


Week of 5 Mar

Amos & Andrew (E. Max Frye)
Best of the Best II (Robert Radler)
Il ladro di bambini (Gianni Amelio)
Love Your Mama (Ruby L. Oliver)
Mad Dog and Glory (John McNaughton)
Rich in Love (Bruce Beresford)
Shadow of the Wolf (Jacques Dorfmann)
Swing Kids (Thomas Carter)
Taiga (Ulrike Ottinger)


Week of 26 Feb

El Mariachi (Robert Rodriguez)
Falling Down (Joel Schumacher)
Fifty/Fifty (Charles Martin Smith)
The Last Days of Chez Nous (Gillian Armstrong)
Olivier, Olivier (Agnieszka Holland)


Week of 19 Feb

Army of Darkness (Sam Raimi)
Like Water for Chocolate (Alfonso Arau)
Mac (John Turturro)

Week of 12 Feb

Dead Alive (Peter Jackson)
Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis)
Riff Raff (Ken Loach)
Strictly Ballroom (Baz Luhrmann)
The Temp (Tom Holland)
Trusting Beatrice (Cindy Lou Johnson)
Untamed Heart (Tony Bill)
Utz (George Sluizer)


Week of 5 Feb

The Cemetery Club (Bill Duke)
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (DuWayne Dunham)
National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon (Gene Quintano)
Rain Without Thunder (Gary Bennett)
Sommersby (Jon Amiel)
The Vanishing (George Sluizer)
Volere Volare (Maurizio Nichetti)


Week of 29 Jan

Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice (David Price)
China, My Sorrow (Dai Sijie) [1989]
Guncrazy (Tamra Davis)
Matinee (Joe Dante)
Sniper (Luis Llosa)


Week of 22 Jan

Aspen Extreme (Patrick Hasburgh)
Hexed (Alan Spencer)
In Advance of the Landing (Dan Curtis)
Knight Moves (Carl Schenkel)
The Oak (Lucian Pintilie)


Week of 15 Jan

Alive (Frank Marshall)
Body of Evidence (Uli Edel)
A Captive in the Land (John Berry)
Money Man (Philip Haas)
Nowhere to Run (Robert Harmon)


Week of 8 Jan

Leprechaun (Mark Jones)