If you've seen Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Project Nim this year, you owe
it to yourself to see what might be Terry Gilliam's best movie, Twelve Monkeys (1995). A
phantasmagorical riff on Chris Marker's short La Jetée (1962), it stars
Bruce Willis as a poor schmuck from a future dystopia enlisted to travel
through time to undo the plague begun by a well-intended but delusional animal
rights activist played by Brad Pitt.