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Tim Grierson

Tim Grierson is a contributing editor at MEL. He writes about film and pop culture for Screen International, Rolling Stone and Vulture.

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A Salute to ‘We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome),’ Tina Turner’s Forgotten ‘Mad Max’ Anthem

In the midst of her well-deserved 1980s comeback, the iconic singer decided to play the villain in ‘Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.’ The soundtrack smash that accompanied the film may be a bit cheesy, but it’s had a surprising afterlife in the worlds of high art and indie-rock.

Emilio Estevez and the Scourge of the ‘Brat Pack’ Straitjacket

With ‘The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers’ waiting in the wings, Martin Sheen’s son has struggled to escape a belittling Gen X label he never asked for

The Unabashed Male Beauty (and Sexism) of ’80s Hard Rock

Authors Tom Beaujour and Richard Bienstock discuss their exhaustive oral history ‘Nothin’ But a Good Time’ and how hair metal’s party-hearty ethos reflects the Reagan era and still speaks to fans