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.
40 Years Ago: Three Movies Signal the Birth of the ’80s
'History of the World, Part I,' 'Clash of the Titans' and 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' all signaled the beginning of a new era of filmmaking.
Flashback to the ’80s: ‘I’m Not a Doctor, But I Play One On TV’
The ad campaign, which debuted in 1984, has a long and fascinating history.
How James Bond’s ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’ Eerily Predicted the Future
With its focus on technological dystopia, 007's 1997 film feels like it could have been made yesterday.
How ‘Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey’ Became a Most Excellent Sequel
The ridiculousness of the second movie is matched by its entertainment value.
45 Years Ago: ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ Changes Comedy Forever
The British comedy troupe's absurdist influence continues to this day.
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.
50 Years Ago: ‘M*A*S*H’ Revolutionizes the War Movie
The film helped reveal the absurdity of war and what it does to the people it touches.
30 Years Ago: ‘Miami Vice’ Ends After Changing TV Forever
Groundbreaking series changed how TV handled fashion, music and "practically invented the idea of South Beach."
35 Years Ago: ‘Amadeus’ Explores the Nature of Genius
The movie presents Mozart as one of the greatest musicians of all time, and also as one of the most fallibly human.
55 Years Ago: ‘A Fistful of Dollars’ Creates the Spaghetti Western
Director Sergio Leone combined a European sensibility with an American story to make something entirely new, and also launched Clint Eastwood's film career.