Tag Archives: eighties

This Is England – 2006 – Shane Meadows

10m4.jpgAnd so it was in a little corner of England in the mid ’80s when gloom, despair, hatred masquerading as friendship and dodgy fashion united an unlikely band of Thatcher’s disaffected masses. Gritty and emotional cinéma-vérité depicting angry Englanders, with one of the best child actor performances in modern cinema. JJ


Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – 1986 – John Hughes

ferris_buellers_day_off.jpgFerris, played by Matthew Broderick, isn’t in class and neither is his best buddy nor his girlfriend. The principal correctly suspects they’re out playing hooky, but Ferris is too smooth and too lucky to get caught. After the St Paddy’s Day parade scene, FBOH was cemented as an 80s classic.

William Hilderbrandt

Teen Wolf – 1985 – Rod Daniel

teen_wolf.jpg“Listen dad, I’m howling at the Moon, I’m dodging silver bullets. I have a $5 haircut, I’m struggling at school.” High school student going through puberty becomes a star basketball player and a werewolf. One of Michael J. Fox’s best roles — seriously, this movie rocks you like a hurricane!
William Hilderbrandt

The Breakfast Club – 1985 – John Hughes

breakfast_club.jpg“In the simplest terms and the most convenient definitions,” it’s 1980s American high school: jock, princess, loner, nerd and rebel. Nary a better line in cinematic history than: “Shut up bitch! Go fix me a turkey pot pie!” The 80s were Hughes’s golden era and this was his magnum opus.
William Hilderbrandt