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  • Adventures in Babysitting

    Adventures in Babysitting

    ★★★★★

    "Nobody leaves this place without singing the blues."

    Adventures in Babysitting is a 80s classic, starring Elisabeth Shue as the titular Babysitter. The film feels very much a product of its time, with a strong female lead overcoming obstacles with only occasional material assistance from men, many of those obstacles are men, sometimes the very men who are purporting to help her, suburbanites venturing into the big city on a mission, the city is in this case Chicago and a plot that turns in almost every case on the unexpected benevolence of strangers assumed to be threatening. Overall, seeking 80s teenage nostalgia? Look no further.

  • Moonstruck

    Moonstruck

    ★★★★★

    "La bella luna! The moon brings the woman to the man. Capice?"

    Moonstruck is one of the best romantic comedies ever made. A love story, with New York City as the setting. It's about family and second chances. Cher delivers her Oscar winning performance here, she makes it look effortless. Olympia Dukakis is brilliant and natural in her Oscar winning performance. You will never look at the full moon again without wanting to shout, "Bella Luna!" into the night sky after viewing this film. Overall, romantic with a fabulous soundtrack, "Moonstruck" will put a smile on your face and stay with you always.

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  • Heathers

    Heathers

    ★★★★★

    "The extreme always seems to make an impression."

    Heathers is a cult classic for a reason. If we can't laugh at the absurdity of the world's problems, we likely will do nothing about them and instead just talk about them. It's the whole point of dark comedies. The soundtrack is perfect with what each scene is trying to portray. It's a pleasant change from the usual high school love story's with more realism in the characters actions and responses to situations. Christian Slater and Winona Ryder are brilliant. The film also has very deep characters that are extremely well developed. Overall, Heathers is an amazing film.

  • Sex, Lies, and Videotape

    Sex, Lies, and Videotape

    ★★★★★

    "Lying is like alcoholism, you're continually recovering."

    Sex, Lies, and Videotape is a perfect rendering of adult sexual misbehavior contrasted, with profound sexual repression. The film pulls me in with Andie MacDowell's southern lady affect contrasted, with her sister's sexually liberal attitudes and practice did not prepare me for the ending, which surprisingly is not super confrontatonal amongst the actors. James Spader does do his subtle, signature performance to a tee in this one and stole the show. The film touches a nerve because we know so many people that have some of the four main characters' traits and flaws. Overall, it's a great must-see film.