Steven Hyden

I’m a music critic who also likes movies. I mostly watch stuff that came out before 1990.

Favorite films

  • The Color of Money
  • The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years
  • The Pope of Greenwich Village
  • All That Jazz

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  • Streets of Fire

    ★★★½

  • Seconds

    ★★★★

  • Secret Honor

    ★★★★½

  • Scanners

    ★★★★

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  • Streets of Fire

    Streets of Fire

    ★★★½

    Walter Hill does Meat Loaf's "Paradise By The Dashboard Light" doing Bruce Springsteen's "Jungleland," in which Eddie from Eddie & The Cruisers is an action hero. The most 1984 movie imaginable.

  • Seconds

    Seconds

    ★★★★

    The first 45 minutes are incredible. It peaked for me with the scene where the middle-aged man is asked what he values in his life and all he can mutter on about is his boat in the summer. Just brutal.

    Falls off after that for me though it recovers in the final 10 minutes for an all-time chilling ending. Overall it plays like an epically disturbing Twilight Zone ep, with a dash of Mad Men. This movie is usually described…

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