Review: Return of the Living Dead (O’Bannon, 1985)

[ad#Google for posts – rect with border] Companion review for Top 10 1980s Horror Films George A. Romero set them free, and now the ‘undead’ refuse to lay silent in the grave. Like his walking-corpse creations, this sub-genre in horror cinema keeps birthing new young and...

Review: Stand By Me (Reiner, 1986)

Stephen King’s stories are extremely difficult to bring to the big screen. Not only because of such things as the complexity of the overall narrative, the multi-character plots, or the lack of a pivotal driving force; but the fact that most of his stories contain ‘horror’ that...

Review: Class (Carlino, 1983)

[ad#Google for posts – rect with border] The 1980’s produced some of the best and most cherished coming-of-age, comedy-dramas to grace theatre screens, and it is these that the era is most fondly remembered for. George Lucas’ 1973 ensemble piece American Graffiti and...

Review: Big (Marshall, 1988)

[ad#Google for posts – rect with border] Companion review for Top 10 Tom Hanks Films 1984 – 1989 Big (Penny Marshall, USA, 1988) Dir. Penny Marshall; starring Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia, John Heard, Jared Rushton, David Moscow, Jon Lovitz, Mercedes...

Review: Punchline (Seltzer, 1988)

[ad#Google for posts – rect with border] Companion review for Top 10 Tom Hanks Films 1984 – 1989 Punchline (1988) Dir. David Seltzer; starring Tom Hanks, Sally Field, John Goodman, Mark Rydell, Kim Griest, Paul Mazursky, Damon Wayans. Punchline could be noted for the...

Review: The Man With One Red Shoe (Dragoti, 1985)

[ad#Google for posts – rect with border] Companion review for Top 10 Tom Hanks Films 1984 – 1989 The Man With One Red Shoe (Stan Dragoti, USA, 1985) Dir. Stan Dragoti; starring Tom Hanks, Dabney Coleman Before Tom Hanks got Oscar-happy after Philadelphia and he moved...

Review: Bachelor Party (Israel, 1984)

[ad#Google for posts – rect with border] Companion review for Top 10 Tom Hanks Films 1984 – 1989 Bachelor Party (Neal Israel, USA, 1984) Dir. Neal Israel; starring Tom Hanks, Adrian Zmed, William Tepper, Tawny Kitaen Bachelor Party was Tom Hanks’ follow-up to...

Review: Splash (Howard, 1984)

Companion review for Top 10 Tom Hanks Films 1984 – 1989 This labour of love for producer Brian Grazer, who wrote the story for Splash, is quite clearly shown in the very male fantasy of the undeniably beautiful woman coming out of nowhere and telling you she’s in love...