Movies Posts Tagged as '1980s'
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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn (1982)
It's an old friend I had no idea I made. It's everything it pretends to be. 12-Nov-2018
Big Chill, The (1983)
Abundant talent and beauty of superior beings conveying and pondering mid-life. The music is its only source of action because the talk is its core and rhythm. The resolution that sleeping with old friends is the cure for almost every ailment is irrational. 24-Sep-2018
Prick Up Your Ears (1987)
Alfred Molina suffocates in gay insecurity and Gary Oldman glides into indulgeness. The film celebrates gay life as much as it warns us about knuckling to its darkest tendencies. 23-Jun-2018
Postman Always Rings Twice, The (1981)
Jessica is ignited, Jack is just and the story is on broil. It replaces a toxic relationship with a violent one pretending its a portrait of love. The brutality that intercedes raises a wall between the main that disallows the emotionally sequestered writ understanding of motivation. Jessica and the film's corruption keep it afloat. 18-Jun-2018
Like Father, Like Son (1987)
Not accurate in transformation, infantile in comedy and not funny in any era.
In a true life scenario I'd be incapable of enjoying a dad transplant because I don't want to be the keeper of my father's junk. 14-Jun-2018
Casualties of War (1989)
The director's presence and personality emblazons an already perplexed account of inhumanity in the midst of war. The shots are as unnerving as they are beautiful. The accents and the oneupmanship are overexerted but when the camera follows Fox and its victim (Thuy Thu Lee,) it allows them to speak hushedly, flatteringly and compassionately. 10-Jun-2018
Hardbodies 2 (1986)
It forgets what a hardbody is and the penance for the exploitation of beauty is extreme nonsense. 11-May-2018
History lesson on male/female sexual misinterpretations. Grant Cramer is candy crunch, Anthony Ponzini a banana peel and a woman's beauty was proportionate to what God designated. The men drive but the women cruise control. 11-May-2018
Psycho III (1986)
Psycho II (1983)
Everything has been dialed up a notch...the performances, the dedication, the modernization. Unfortunately all the movie needed was a tip, an expansion and a scare. Hitchcock's successor was necessary to rein that in. 08-Apr-2018
Heavy Metal (1981)
Its really hard to deduce whether the film celebrates or exploits its themes. The rock music isn't engaged to the story as it is attached. It also slogs towards the last chapter that contains the only captivating fable. 20-Dec-2017
Prom Night (1980)
With lack of creative direction, the grade dips whenever Jamie Lee is off-camera. 12-Dec-2017
The fondness evaporates like the wave it rolled in. The males are directed to reach a pitch that only dogs can hear while sexism and adolescence occupy the vigor in their stance.
The beauty and a drip of magic are found underwater esp. when Darryl Hannah sadly conveys the predicaments of being special and the awkwardness in trying to be a woman.
Allen Bauer's (Tom Hanks) betrayal at discovery of Madison's (Darry Hannah) etherealness is absurd and painful. Why would a man condemn a love interest he's been fantasizing about since childhood? 20-Nov-2017
Do The Right Thing (1989)
The time in which I tried connecting with this film didn't allow me to acknowledge or embrace it. I wasn't ready. The film comments so loudly that it seemed Lee was stereotyping but the message requires force. This was Lee's Shakespearean hood speak and film play.
It's a reenactment that provides little solution because everyone's too busy looking in a mirror that reflects an isolated flavor.
Lee, I got it, because I lived it. Having found a different place from it shouldn't negate that I will always be a part of it and stand always beside it. I can admit that to myself now.
Time does a movie good. 01-Oct-2017
It's not an easy watch. You stay for Farrah and the enormous challenge she winningly undertakes but the script, the direction and the exploitation don't maximize her. The support glimmer but their battery is on back-up. The attacker needed to be a perplexing monster or a shattered human, James Russo settled on ethnic delinquent. They made Farrah suffer for naught. 07-Aug-2017