OUR 300th MOVIE: PREDATOR (1987)

The winner of our action movie poll is the muscle-fest called “Predator,” in which Arnold Schwarzenegger fights an alien that see only in very doofy-looking heat vision.

HOLLYWOOD SHUFFLE (1987)

Somewhere between a social satire and sketch comedy resides this weird late-80s time capsule that I thought was funny but not necessarily notable.

THE LAST EMPEROR (1987)

Our Forgotten Best Pictures Film Festival closes with an interesting epic about the final emperor of China, who lived a fascinating life despite lacking any personal agency whatsoever.

THE DEAD (1987)

John Huston’s final film adapts a short story by James Joyce about a party in 1904 Dublin.

THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987)

There are very few perfect movies in the world. This is one of them.

RAISING ARIZONA (1987)

A live action cartoon from the Coen Brothers about Nicolas Cage kidnapping babies, but for love. A personal favorite.

PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES (1987)

A road comedy that feels somehow revolutionary in its plea for empathy, while also having some big laughs.