Archive for the ‘Spotlight’ Category

Scorsese Re-Cap: The Age of Innocence (1993)

Scorsese Re-Cap: The Age of Innocence (1993)
Most know Martin Scorsese for his work concerning violence or crime, often following gangsters, criminals or outcasts into compelling stories of conflict and downfall. A director with a body of work as large as Martin Scorsese’s is, often has many tones, themes, or genres that their films branch...
January 13th, 2014 | Feature, Spotlight | Read More

Rambo In The ’80s

Rambo In The ’80s
No, I am not one of those people who ignores sequels that they just don’t like. A) I don’t do that, and B) I really quite like Rambo (2008). I am only looking at three Rambo movies in this particular piece because December is ’80s month and Rambo IS the action icon of that decade, […]
December 30th, 2013 | Feature, Spotlight | Read More

“It’s Not The Years Honey, It’s The Mileage”

“It’s Not The Years Honey, It’s The Mileage”
The fedora. The bullwhip. There’s really very little I need, or indeed want, to say in an introduction to my reviews of the three Indiana Jones movies that were released between 1981 and 1989. These movies helped inspire a love of cinema in my younger self, and I’m happy to say that the character...
December 24th, 2013 | Feature, Spotlight | Read More

Hasta La Vista … 80s

Hasta La Vista … 80s
The Golden Age of the Schwarzenegger Actioner There’s just something about Arnold Schwarzenegger. Whether it’s literal screen presence, borderline parody performance or off – kilter humour, he is one of the biggest ‘stars’ Hollywood has ever produced, trailblazing from competitive body building...
December 24th, 2013 | Feature, Spotlight | Read More

The Porky’s Trilogy (1982 – 1985)

The Porky’s Trilogy (1982 – 1985)
Funnily enough, when compared to many other dubious sex comedies of the decade, the Porky’s films end up looking pretty tasteful. They did just enough to appeal to both adults and the horny teens they were depicting onscreen. The eighties was a strange time for sex in the movies, a time when a...
December 18th, 2013 | Feature, Spotlight | Read More

3D Movies That Jump Out At Christmas

3D Movies That Jump Out At Christmas
Far from being a gimmick, as it tended to be in the eighties, 3D has really come of age. Thinking back to that era, Jaws 3-D and The Man Who Wasn’t There – a Steve Guttenberg vehicle – fell into the category of films using three dimensional images as a novelty. Only Knick Knack, which […]
December 17th, 2013 | Spotlight | Read More

80s Christmas Classics for Kids that Still Hold Up

80s Christmas Classics for Kids that Still Hold Up
If you’re like most people during the holidays, Christmas usually means two things – the return of that god-awful Christmas Shoes song and movies! Well, there’s probably more to it than that but, really, when all the in-laws have partied themselves out and the nuance of all those presents...
December 3rd, 2013 | Feature, Spotlight | Read More

80s Movie Trivia

80s Movie Trivia
Ever wondered when MAX and David escape the NASA facility, in Flight of the Navigator, and travel “precisely 20 miles from point of origin” in approximately 35 seconds, what mph that equates to? Ok, so it has probably never even crossed your mind, but still you never know when you may need...
December 2nd, 2013 | Spotlight | Read More

Flickfeast’s Best 80s Films Ever

Flickfeast’s Best 80s Films Ever
For 80s Month, we thought it would be bodacious to compile the official Flickfeast’s best films of the 8os. 19 Flickfeast contributors stepped up to the task of naming their personal top ten films of the decade, a task that, incidentally, proved much harder than first thought. These picks were...
December 1st, 2013 | Feature, Spotlight | Read More

Christmas Gifts for Film Fanatics

Christmas Gifts for Film Fanatics
Another year, another flickfeast Christmas list. Again, largely based on what we’d like in our Xmas stocking (hint hint). So, if you are stuck for present ideas for that awkward relative, the husband who has everything or the fussy girlfriend,  if they love film we’re sure they’ll love...
November 30th, 2013 | Feature, Spotlight | Read More