Tag: 80s

Better Off Dead [1985]

Better Off Dead starring John Cusack as some teenage dude is an absolute gem of 1980s filmmaking. The funny, irreverent and completely unstructured film is reminiscent of the…

Valley Girl [1983]

In Valley Girl, like Julie (Deborah Foreman) from the valley, is like dating Tommy (Michael Bowen) and he’s really popular and buff, but he’s like a major drag…

Over the Top [1987]

This whole film can be summarised with the following photo and long sentence: A truck-driving Sly Stallone rekindles a relationship with his estranged, spoilt, military-school attending thirteen-year-old son,…

Empire State [2013]

It has been done before (I always think of GTA: Vice City), but there’s something so appealing about that thick cursive font in white over a really big…

Colors [1988]

Directed by Dennis Hopper, Starring Robert Duvall and Sean Penn, with Seymour Cassel and Don Cheadle, Soundtrack by Herbie Hancock, Songs by Ice T… I’m afraid that I…

Cocktail [1988]

Here is what I have learnt from watching this film in simple dot-point format (the lessons, not the film – FYI I love dangling modifiers). Every character in…