A Lifetime In Film: 1988 #14 Time of the Gypsies

Review: Well that was a lot of movie. And in fact if I had not made it a point to keep these posts relatively short, I could probably risk ignoring the word count and put all of my thoughts down on this magnificent achievement. Bosnian filmmaker Emir Kusturica's Time of the Gypsies can only be described with … Continue reading A Lifetime In Film: 1988 #14 Time of the Gypsies

A Lifetime in Film: 1988 #15 The Great Outdoors

Review: OK, most people probably won't spend more than a short paragraph actually reviewing the 1988 John Hughes comedy The Great Outdoors. It's the consummate 80's nature comedy starring Dan Aykroyd and John Candy and, unfortunately does exactly what one would expect. The story of affable Chet (the naturally charismatic Candy), and his crooked businessman brother-in-law Roman's … Continue reading A Lifetime in Film: 1988 #15 The Great Outdoors

A Lifetime in Film: 1988 Introduction

The year was 1988. The Cold War had warmed up considerably by then and the so-called 'party decade' was festively winding down stateside. The political and cultural influences on cinema were reflected in the themes, emotions and messages of the films of the late 80's. Going through a list of releases from that period, it's … Continue reading A Lifetime in Film: 1988 Introduction