Tyler Sage lives in Los Angeles and works in the film industry. You can find his other work at tylersage.substack.com, and on Twitter at @tk_sage.
How ‘Down and Out In Beverly Hills’ Dabbled in Social Issues
Released 35 years ago, Paul Mazurksky's comedy touched on serious topics without giving up its zany foundations.
How ‘Dr. No’ Launched James Bond and Changed Moviegoing Forever
Sean Connery's 007 helped set the template for future action movies.
How ‘Smokey and the Bandit II’ Tackled Its Star’s Fading Career
Sequel was a self-aware meta-commentary on Burt Reynolds' time as a leading man coming to an end.
40 Years Ago: ‘Cheech and Chong’s Next Movie’ Fires Up Another Hit
'Up in Smoke' follow-up continues drug-addled silliness - but even more drug-addled and silly.
35 Years Ago: How ‘The Breakfast Club’ Became a Masterpiece of Teenage Life
John Hughes revolutionized a genre in the '80s by taking teens seriously.