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80s Month

Flickfeast’s 80s Month

Ah, the 80s... is there any other decade which mere mention evokes as much joy? The BIG hair and Mullets, leg warmers and neon spandex, cheesy tunes listened to on crackly Walkmans or banging boom boxes (with, naturally, the Bass Boost…

Cinema Paradiso (1988)

Giuseppe Tornatore's defining masterpiece Cinema Paradiso (1988) celebrates a Blu-ray re-release and a return to the big screen this month as part of the film's highly-anticipated 25th anniversary. Memory, nostalgia, and mortality remain…

Hasta La Vista … 80s

The Golden Age of the Schwarzenegger Actioner There’s just something about Arnold Schwarzenegger. Whether it’s literal screen presence, borderline parody performance or off – kilter humour, he is one of the biggest ‘stars’ Hollywood has…

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

The classic Mad Max franchise must be said to comprise proper cult movies. There is a new Mad Max movie on the way; will it be commercial tripe or something akin to the old movies? Almost certainly the former, but we shall see. The first…

Top Gun (1986)

Tom Cruise wears sunglasses a lot, and gives his biggest grin. Jets fly too close to one another. Kelly McGillis is at her most gorgeous (well, with this movie and Witness). Berlin keep gatecrashing the soundtrack with "Take My Breath Away"…

Broadcast News (1987)

I didn’t catch Broadcast News on its theatrical release, but I remember noticing the movie poster, dominated by a smiling William Hurt. It was remarkably high-resolution; a very pleasant picture. I caught the movie on TV in the early 90s,…

Running Scared (1986)

While it's not quite as much fun to watch nowadays, Running Scared is still a sorely neglected action comedy that holds up as one of many great buddy cop movies to come from the 1980s. Of course, many buddy cop movies have since been…

When The Wind Blows (1986)

While the 80s was a time for superfluous hair dos, phallus wielding men and oily saxophone phone players (see Lost Boys… Trust me), it was also a time of great fear and anxiety over the increasingly real threat of nuclear war. With the…

Top Ten 80s Comedies

It was only when I came to compile this list that I realised just how many of my favourite movies fall into the ‘80s comedy’ bracket. The decade was an extremely strong one for comedies with the likes of Murray, Akroyd and Martin all…