Tag Archives: 1988

Hôtel Terminus (1988)

“Why condemn a man who’s set to die any day now? … We’ve got better things to worry about than these old problems.” I never expected to know so much about Klaus Barbie. Before this movie, I only vaguely knew … Continue reading

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The Thin Blue Line (1988)

“Any prosecutor can convict a guilty man. It takes a great prosecutor to convict an innocent man.” Wrongful conviction has always been a fascinating topic for me. If you’ve got injustice in the system, even if it’s just reasonable doubt, … Continue reading

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A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

“I love robbing the English. They’re so polite.” Today we discuss farce. An over the top sort of silly humor that involves heavy physical comedy, wacky circumstances, and slapstick violence, farce has been a standard form of comedy for hundreds … Continue reading

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Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

“Why must fireflies die so young?” Well, Isao Takahata is one twisted dude. I decided to go to a thesaurus and find some strong words to use for talking about the movie. Here are some: disconsolate, agonizing, desolate, melancholic, lugubrious… One … Continue reading

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