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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…

Better Off Dead . . . (1985)

Written and directed by a man named Savage Steve Holland, Better Off Dead . . . is one of the most deliriously off-kilter teen movies to ever make use of the well-worn template. The fact that it's so surreal and unique, while also providing…

Blue Velvet (1986)

Blue Velvet remains, for me, the greatest movie that David Lynch has ever produced. Oh, Twin Peaks remains his finest achievement, but Blue Velvet is the forerunner to that magnificent TV show. It's the film that has best married his…

Rambo In The ’80s

No, I am not one of those people who ignores sequels that they just don't like. A) I don't do that, and B) I really quite like Rambo (2008). I am only looking at three Rambo movies in this particular piece because December is '80s month…

The Sure Thing (1985)

Teen movies can be fun. Road movies can be fun. But I can't think of too many teen road movies that end up being any good (though do feel free to let me know of any obvious titles I may have forgotten), and I certainly can't think of any…

Withnail & I (1987)

Withnail & I is a film about poverty, but it's an amusing poverty. It's the poverty of people who have a rich family, the poverty of people pursuing their dreams and living a hedonistic lifestyle as often as possible without actually…

The King Of Comedy (1982)

The King Of Comedy is the lighter, but just as warped, companion piece to Taxi Driver from director Martin Scorsese and star Robert De Niro. It's a scathing look at celebrity adoration and the quest for fame, something that is all the more…

WarGames (1983)

WarGames holds up today as an enjoyable drama, which is surprising considering just how dated it is. This is a movie about the danger of computers made at a time when computers were still very unwieldy and slow, but it holds up thanks to a…

Enemy Territory (1987)

Gary Frank plays Barry, an insurance salesman who desperately needs to get his life back on track, in this action thriller, one of the truly neglected gems of the 1980s. Barry needs just one good commission to help him put things right,…

The Monster Squad (1987)

"You know who to call when you have ghosts but who do you call when you have monsters?" That was the tagline that I remember accompanying The Monster Squad, and, in my opinion, it was the tagline that held it back from becoming the…