Author: retromovie

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The Goonies (1985)

Nowadays i tend to bandy the word “classic” around, like it’s about to go out of fashion, but i have to say The Goonies really is a classic of 80s cinema. Before i go...

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Review – Clerks (1994)

Before i write a single word, i have a confession to make. Until watching Clerks just a few hours ago, i had never seen a Kevin Smith movie. Surely not that big a deal...

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Capricorn One (1978)

One of the the taglines for this movie was “The most important event in our nations history…..What if it never happened”. Consider this. The moon landing in 1969 didn’t actually happen. It was all...

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Review – Harold And Maude (1971)

Teenager Harold Chasen, played by Bud Cort, is completely friendless, a loner by choice, neglected by his wealthy mother, and completely obsessed by the concept of death and dying.  All his mother wants is...

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Review – Breaking Glass (1980)

I first saw this incredible movie way back in 1980, when it was originally screened at Burton Odeon. From the opening scene, where we meet Kate for the first time, walking through the carriages...

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Review – The Warriors (1979)

The premise of The Warriors is fairly simple. The Riffs, the biggest gang in New York, call a meeting in The Bronx. Every gang in the city are invited, on the understanding that each...

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Review – Who Dares Wins (1982)

Who Dares Wins, is a movie that every lover of British action films from the 70s and 80s will remember. It was produced by Euan Lloyd, the man responsible for two of my favourite...

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Review – Xanadu (1980)

I can’t even begin to imagine what the idea for this movie must have sounded like, when pitched to Universal Studio’s in 1980. It probably went something like this. “Right, we have a muse...

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Review – Purple Rain (1984)

The 80s was a glorious decade for movies and music, and right at the forefront of this was Prince. Now, if i’m being honest, i wasn’t what you’d call a fan, i knew of...