1986

Directed by Neil Jordan and released in 1986, Mona Lisa tells the story of a small time hood who has just been released from prison. It’s a tribute to the late Bob Hoskins, and the only film that earned him an Academy Award nomination.

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The Kansas City Art Institute and Alamo Drafthouse have joined forces to bring you Film School, a weekly student curated film series. This week – Blue Velvet (1986) – Saturday, August 31st.

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The Kansas City Art Institute and Alamo Drafthouse have joined forces to bring you Film School, a weekly student curated film series. This week – TRUE STORIES – Saturday, March 30th at 2 p.m.

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 is a backwoods version of American Psycho with equal parts gross-out humor and over-the-top acting.

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Review of the new Criterion Collection Blu-rays of “Smiles of a Summer Night” and “Something Wild”

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“I used to own this club. You know who used to work here? Louis Prima. Buddy Greco. Phil Harris. Class!” “Vamp” is a film that could only really exist in the 1980s (1986, to be exact), when directors (particularly of low budget horror) had a seemingly limitless array of outlandish ideas they could stitch together [...]

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For 1 Year, 100 Movies, contributor/filmmaker Trey Hock is watching all of AFI’s 100 Years, 100 Movies list (compiled in 2007) in one year. His reactions to each film are recorded here twice a week until the year (and list) is up! Oh I was not ready to go from “12 Angry Men”, a film [...]

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Well, I didn’t have to think too hard about adding the first thrash metal song to this series of classic rock n’ roll tunes. I’ve been listening to a custom-built 1-minute edit of this track for the last four months as I prepare for my shot at the 2010 U.S. Air Guitar National title. The [...]

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Sam Stone (Danny DeVito) is not a good person. The 1986 comedy “Ruthless People” opens with Stone having lunch with his mistress Carol (Anita Morris), as he details his plans to murder his heiress wife Barbara (Bette Midler) later that evening. Upon hearing this, Carol duplicitously sends her moronic boyfriend Earl (Bill Pullman, in his [...]

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