An extremely beloved holiday classic about a small child in 1940 who only wants one thing for Christmas. But what if he shoots his eye out?
Category Archives: 1980s Movies
CLAYMATION CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION (1987)
One of the most used VHS tapes of my childhood was this TV special taped off of CBS… it is only marginally easier to access today.
FANNY OCH ALEXANDER (1982)
Ingmar Bergman’s final film is about kids at Christmas, and also basically every other thing you can think of.
HANNAH AND HER SISTERS (1986)
This family comedy/drama centering around two Thanksgiving dinners is thought of by many critics as Woody Allen’s best film, though as a collaboration between Allen and his then-wife Mia Farrow there are some major elephants in the room.
HENRY V (1989)
The debut film for actor/director Kenneth Branagh, whose new, autobiographical movie “Belfast” is in theaters this weekend, ushered in a new era of Shakespeare on screen.
The first film version of Frank Herbert’s best-selling sci-fi novel was directed by David Lynch, of all people, and I found it both extremely watchable and an astounding disaster.
THE EVIL DEAD (1981)
One of the goriest movies you’ll ever see, made on a very skinny shoestring by a bunch of friends, which seems to ask “what would be most disturbing at this moment?” and then do that.
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984)
The most surreal and highbrow of slasher movies, it jumpstarted a major studio and gave the world Johnny Depp exploding into a fountain of blood.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA (1984)
A nearly four-hour period gangster movie that represented the culmination of director Sergio Leone’s career. It is also a super weird movie.
TONGUES UNTIED (1989)
A documentary featuring the voices of Black gay men, which in 1989 was enough almost to turn Washington upside down.