100 Word Review – The Breakfast Club (1985)

THE BREAKFAST CLUB, Judd Nelson, Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, 1985. ©Universal Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection

“These children that you spit on as they try to change their worlds,

Are immune to your consultations. They’re quite aware of what they’re going through.” – David Bowie, opening titles

 

Five high school students bond over a shared Saturday detention as they rebel against the stereotypes they inhabit.

Written and directed by the one and only John Hughes (Home Alone, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Pretty In Pink), this is one of the great teen comedies of the 1980s. 

Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy and Anthony Michael Hall are truly wonderful, each standing out in their own right.

100 Word Review – Labyrinth (1986)

Naturally, everything David Bowie does is alright by me, and this is no exception.

Sarah (Jennifer Connolly) wishes away her baby brother to the Goblin King Jareth (David Bowie), and realising her mistake attempts to win him back.

Directed by Jim Henson best known for the Muppets, this psychedelic jaunt into the world of the Goblin King is full of weird and wonderful puppets, mysterious mazes and illogical mind-teasers. It fits perfectly in to the slightly-too-creepy children’s film genre that the 1980s are so well known for.

And incase you wanted a little taste, here’s a song for you: