Quora discussion of a variety of movies.
I saw Soylent Green when it first came out. It's the last (non-TV) film Edward G. Robinson appeared in. It is a good movie and this short piece tries to relate how the movie relates to today.
A terrific movie, one I can't believe got made in Hollywood.
Musicals and westerns are way down. Horror and documentaries are up. Surely there's at least one Ph.D. thesis coming to explain this.
I don't know about the "reveal" of the "deep state," but I did enjoy that movie a lot.
"Still the greatest, no matter what my teenager says".
Catch up with Jennifer Jason Leigh, Phoebe Cates, Forest Whitaker, Eric Stoltz, and all the other leads in the very enjoyable movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
See also "Fast Times At Ridgemont High Signaled A Shake-Up In Studio Filmmaking" and "Revisiting Fast Times at Ridgemont High". This surprised me:
Unlike the wretched and narcissistic St. Elmo’s Fire, which would come out several years later, these are likable kids. Heckerling is right in pointing out that Fast Times has a lot of 1960s and 1970s revolutionary Hollywood in it, but in important ways it reflects the ethos of a man who was an important figure in the 1980s and whose name comes under some criticism in the film’s commentary track—Ronald Reagan.
Interesting piece on my favorite--along with G II--movie of all time.
Link courtesy of Michael G.
But, of course, the economics don't make sense.