Browsing the "1980s" Category

The Beast (1988)

August 22nd, 2007 | by Chris

In 1988, the Soviets began their withdrawal from Afghanistan, ending their bloody occupation, and indeed ended their own "Vietnam" if


Uncommon Valor (1983)

August 15th, 2007 | by Chris

Sometime in the 1980's, and I can't remember what brought it on, there was an onslaught of Vietnam MIA movies. 


The Big Red One (1980)

August 10th, 2007 | by Chris

There are some movies which are called classics, and which could have been classics, and which just fall short of


Full Metal Jacket (1987)

July 14th, 2007 | by Chris

I am in a world of shit, yes.  But I am alive, and I am not afraid. Stanley Kubrick's 1987


Heartbreak Ridge (1986)

June 7th, 2007 | by Chris

And then there was... Grenada?  Lost in the midst of "the big ones" was this tiny little intervention in the


WarGames (1983)

February 4th, 2007 | by Chris

Quite possibly the first "hacker" movie of our times, WarGames shows us what can happen when we put our trust


Glory (1989)

January 28th, 2007 | by Chris

The US Civil War is a period that hasn't received as much attention as World War II, or Vietnam, but


Platoon (1986)

December 30th, 2006 | by Chris

Much has been said about Oliver Stone's 1986 Platoon, culminating in a Best Picture Academy Award that year. It's the


Red Dawn (1984)

December 30th, 2006 | by Chris

Ah the eighties... The height (well, maybe the second peak...) of cold-war paranoia and anti-Soviet-isms. One of the prime examples



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