Top 100 Blockbusters of the Multiplex Era: Heroines of the Second Wave

You can find the full list of the top 100 blockbusters since 1972 here, as well as an index for other posts in this series. Like most other phrases you hate, “having it all” has its basis in marketing as opposed to someone’s actual thoughts. Helen Gurley Brown angled for that 1982 book which launched a… Read More Top 100 Blockbusters of the Multiplex Era: Heroines of the Second Wave

Top 100 Blockbusters of the Multiplex Era: Cowboys on a New Frontier

You can find the full list of the top 100 blockbusters since 1972 here, as well as an index for other posts in this series. The westerner is one of the most hallowed figures of American moving images, an icon for film and television alike. His virtues (toughness, persistence, wherewithal) and his faults (prejudice, temper,… Read More Top 100 Blockbusters of the Multiplex Era: Cowboys on a New Frontier

Top 100 Blockbusters of the Multiplex Era: The Splitting of the Nuclear Family

You can find the full list of the top 100 blockbusters since 1972 here, as well as an index for other posts in this series. The Godfather, as I think I might be obligated to say, begins with a wedding. It’s a violent movie, occasionally even gory and lurid, and when it detours for tenderness… Read More Top 100 Blockbusters of the Multiplex Era: The Splitting of the Nuclear Family