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Léon: The Professional (1994)

1994 was a good year for film, both inside and outside the mainstream: Pulp Fiction, Clerks, Heavenly Creatures, Shawshank Redemption, Natural Born Killers, Pricilla Queen of the Desert, Forest Gump, Ed Wood, etc. At this point, the US independent movement that begun in the mid to late 1980s had become successful enough for Hollywood to

The Gift (2005)

Co-written by Billy Bob Thornton and directed by Sam Raimi, The Gift centers on Annie Wilson (Cate Blanchett), a legitimate psychic who gives readings in a small Georgia town to support her three children. She uses a combination of intuition, common sense, empathy, and supernatural abilities to guide her clients through their problems. The film