Magazine June 22, 2020, Issue

The Best Nineties Summer Movies

Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze in Point Break (Fotos International/Getty Images/IMDb)

While we wait to see if the movies will actually return this summer, or whether it will be a long hot swelter without even Christopher Nolan’s mysterious Tenet (still officially scheduled for July 17!) to feed the fanboys, the world of entertainment is subsisting on nostalgia: watching Michael Jordan’s Bulls romp to Clinton-era glory on ESPN’s docuseries The Last Dance, lovingly revisiting shows that everyone binge-watched just five or ten short years ago, and discovering random anniversary hooks to justify another listicle or retrospective. (This is a real recent article from The Ringer: “Every Character from ‘Finding Nemo,’ Ranked: In

This article appears as “Glory Days” in the June 22, 2020, print edition of National Review.

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