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

'Velvet Goldmine' (1998)
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Jonathan Rhys-Myers Everett Collection87/100

87. 'Velvet Goldmine' (1998)

Right from the opening credits scene, featuring a group of colorfully dressed glam rock British kids running down the street to Brian Eno's "Needles in the Camel's Eye," Todd Haynes' ode to Seventies glam virtually screams with glee. Told Citizen Kane-style as a journalist (Christian Bale) tries to track down a Bowiesque figure named Brian Slade (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers) years after his chart-topping heyday, the movie stews in the glitter and mythology that characterized a bygone era of rock history and reclaims it for the modern New Queer Cinema era. KYK

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