I didn’t have enough money to see any movies last year, except for Bicentennial Man, which I got into for free as film critic ad interim for the New York Times. So my annual top-ten list is informed almost exclusively by what I saw on the marquee of the Nickelodeon Theatre in Boston, which my train passes every day. Here are the best of the best from 1999:

1. Bicentennial Man
2. The Green Galaxy
3. Being John Boys
4. Malkovich Don’t Cry
5. Snow Falling on Stuart
6. The Straight Toy
7. Bicentennial Being
8. Story Story 2
9. Being John Now
10. Malkovich Hiring