A Lifetime In Film: 1989 Introduction

Something happens to cinema as the end of a decade approaches. Filmmakers become more forward-looking in their techniques and their storytelling. You don't believe me? Witness 1979 - Alien and Apocalypse Now and those are just the A's, or 1999 (arguably the best year for movies ever, though some argue it may be topped by '79). … Continue reading A Lifetime In Film: 1989 Introduction

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