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THE GREATEST AMERICAN FILMS OF THE EIGHTIES: #18

By John H. Foote 18. THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST (1988) Early screenings of Martin Scorsese’s long delayed adaptation of The Last Temptation of Christ virtually forced the studio to cancel the film’s inclusion at The Festival of Festivals in Toronto, before being renamed the Toronto International Film Festival, and release the film ahead of…

10 FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS SONGS THAT CAME FROM THE MOVIES AND TV

By Alan Hurst By the time December 26 rolls around I’m usually sick of Christmas music and can’t wait until radio stations go back to their regular programming. And if I’m walking through a mall or a department store in early November and start hearing an instrumental version of “Jingle Bells” I cringe. When was…

THE GREATEST AMERICAN FILMS OF THE EIGHTIES: #20

By John H. Foote 20. VICTOR/VICTORIA (1982) Farce – A farce is a comedy in which everything in the situation is absolutely absurd. The narrative usually revolves around a deception or case of mistaken identity using slapstick humour and near discovery of the mistruths. Fast paced physical with well-drawn characters defines the presentation of farce. Farce is…

THE GREATEST AMERICAN FILMS OF THE EIGHTIES: #22

By John H. Foote 22. ORDINARY PEOPLE (1980) Sorry Alan, but I believe 21 films are stronger than Ordinary People, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay. It was the debut film of Robert Redford as a director, adapted from a best-selling novel by Judith…