#ThrowbackThursday – Sixteen Candles

Original US release date: May 4, 1984 Production budget: $6,500,000 Worldwide gross: $23,686,027 Not too long ago, I did a #ThrowbackThursday column for John Hughes's classic film The Breakfast Club.  Though writer-director Hughes had a fairly versatile career within the realm of comedy, he is undoubtedly best known for his high school coming of age films.... Continue Reading →

Review – The Shape of Water

Awards season rolls on and Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water has been near the top of my priority list for a while, now.  Today is the first day it's made it within reasonable driving distance, so I ventured out to an old-school theater (not even stadium seating!) to catch the first showing and see... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – The Breakfast Club

Original US release date: February 15, 1985 Production budget: $1,000,000 Worldwide gross: $51,525,171 The late director-writer John Hughes not only made a name for himself through his coming-of-age teen comedies in the eighties, but carved out a niche for a style of filmmaking that he defined and made his own.  Hughes only has eight directing... Continue Reading →

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