1980s-films

The 1980s Were the Golden Age of the Weird Movie Musical

Remembering the decade that gave us ‘Shock Treatment,’ The Apple’ and *checks notes* ‘Voyage of the Rock Aliens’

Just an Ordinary Guy: A Salute to Michael Keaton’s Deceptively Normal 1980s Comedies

Whether hanging out in a morgue in ‘Night Shift’ or getting paranormal in ‘Beetlejuice,’ the veteran actor was one of the decade’s most underrated funnymen — and also one of its most restless and self-critical.

The Steven Spielberg ‘Poltergeist’ Theory That’s Still Spooking Hollywood

Tobe Hooper is listed as the filmmaker of this 1980s horror classic, but the world remains convinced that Spielberg is the movie’s true auteur. It’s a controversy that says a lot about what we think a director does.

Prince Needed a Hit. Batman Needed a Song. And So the World Got ‘Batdance.’

Thirty-one years after the Purple One’s weirdest No. 1 smash ruled radio, we’re still not sure if it’s terrible or avant-garde. But there’s never been anything like it.