Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Hurrah, Ferris Bueller! The palette cleanser after last week’s Risky Business horror. While both films are about a boy in his senior year of high school, who lives in the Illinois suburbs, who’s left alone for a certain period of time by his parents and who thinks it’s an act of monstrous injustice that his […]

Risky Business

What a weird, extraordinary, unpleasant, amazing, baffling film Risky Business is. Unlike Back to the Future, say, or The Breakfast Club, Risky Business is an 80s teen movie that most people today know about, maybe even occasionally reference, but few actually watch out of fond sentiment. And when I went to see it last weekend […]

The Princess Bride

It is perhaps not entirely necessary to mention at this point that I watch a lot of 80s movies. It is probably equally superfluous to mention that I talk about 80s movies a lot. But in all my many years of watching and talking about 80s movies I have come across only one 80s movie […]