Here’s to You, Mrs. Robinson: Reconsidering 'The Graduate'
Watching the movie again as a 47-year-old mom puts Mike Nichols' 1967 masterpiece in a completely new light
In the age of auto-tuned, jazz-hands, model-perfect movie musicals, how does the original 1980 'Fame' stand up?
Thirty-seven years after its release, the classic film about summer camp still makes you feel good
'Dirty Dancing' Is a Supremely Ridiculous Movie
And yet my dance-obsessed 12-year-old daughter and I each found something to grab onto with gusto and enjoy
Days of Future Passed
First published in 1979, "The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy" is uncanny in its predictions about the future we now live in
'Tommy': The Road to Excess
It seemed smartly satirical in 1975, but Ken Russell's film version of The Who's rock opera is now just exhausting and more than a little nuts
The Sweetest Sound My Ears Have Ever Known
Elton John's 'Tumbleweed Connection' was my Huck Finn and Cat Ballou, a favorite storybook that I revisited again and again
Still Pretty in Pink
Why the John Hughes canon feels fresh when other teen movies from the '80s seem like obsolete fluff
'Forever' Is Ephemeral
As a ’tween, I found parts of Judy Blume's notorious YA novel mind-boggling, but would it seem as salacious decades later?
One of the most popular anti-war books of the Vietnam era, Kurt Vonnegut's semi-autobiographical novel is deeper than I realized