The 100 Greatest Movies of the Nineties

From serial killers to slackers, 'Fight Club' to 'Pulp Fiction' – the best comedies, dramas, thrillers and killer horror flicks of the 1990s

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'The Long Day Closes' (1992)
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MARJORIE YATES, LEIGH MCCORMACK, AYSE OWENS Rex89/100

89. 'The Long Day Closes' (1992)

An 11-year old named Bud (Leigh McCormack) comes of age in postwar Liverpool, moving between home, school, church and the movies – all wondrously linked in an extended bird’s-eye tracking sequence scored to Debbie Reynolds' "Tammy." Overflowing with song, sentiment and elegant compositions, this autobiographical marvel from Terence Davies, England's maestro of conflicted nostalgia, mines the past for both burnished beauty and unshakable trauma. EH

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