The operator of FilmJerk.com. The host of The FilmJerk Podcast. Longtime RT approved critic. Still loves 80s movies and music.
The FilmJerk Podcast is a regular podcast, covering a wide variety of aspects of 1980s cinema.This episode is the first part of a two-part, occasionally personal, journey through one of the better summers for films during the 1980s: the summer of 1986.This episode covers the following movies released in May and June of 1986, except otherwise noted:American Anthem (Albert Magnoli)Back to School (Alan Metter)Belizaire the Cajun (Glen Pitre)Big Trouble (John Cassavetes)Cobra (George P. Cosmatos)The Cosmic Eye (Faith Hubley)Crawlspace (David Schmoeller)Dangerously Close (Albert Pyun)Death of a Soldier (Phillipe Mora)Demons (Lamberto Bava)The Eyes of the Bird (Gabriel Auer)Ferris Bueller's Day Off (John Hughes)Fire with Fire (Duncan Gibbons)Floodstage (David Dawkins)French Quarter Undercover (Joe Catalanotto and Patrick C. Poole)Funny Dirty Little War (Hector Olivera)Gone in 60 Seconds (July 1974, H.B. Halicki)A Great Wall (Peter Wang)Hard Choices (Rick King)Home of the Brave (Laurie Anderson)In Nome Del Papa Re (Luigi Magni)In the Shadows of Kilimanjaro (Raju Patel)Invaders from Mars (Tobe Hooper)Jake Speed (Andrew Lane)The Karate Kid Part 2 (John G. Avildsen)Killer Party (William Freut)Labyrinth (Jim Henson)Legal Eagles (Ivan Reitman)The Manhattan Project (Marshall Brickman)Mona Lisa (Neil Jordan)My Little Pony: The Movie (Michael Joens)Never Too Young to Die (Gil Bettman)Not Quite Paradise (Lewis Gilbert)On the Edge (Rob Nilsson)Poltergeist II: The Other Side (Brian Gibson)Raw Dean (John Irvin)Ronja Robbersdaughter (Tage Danielsson)Running Scared (Peter Hyams)Ruthless People (David Zucker, Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker)Say Yes (Larry Yust)Sex Appeal (Chuck Vincent)Short Circuit (John Badham)Signal 7 (Rob Nilsson)Space Camp (Harry Winer)Spring Symphony (Peter Schamoni)Sweet Liberty (Alan Alda)Tea in the Harem (Mehdi Charef)Top Gun (Tony Scott)Vagabond (Agnes Varda)Vamp (July 1986, Richard Wenk)Whatever Happened to Kerouac? (Richard Lerner and Lewis McAdams)
The FilmJerk Podcast is a regular podcast, covering a wide variety of aspects of 1980s cinema.This episode continues a mini-series of episodes on Orion Pictures, perhaps the best independent distributor not just of the 1980s but of all time. This episode covers the following Orion movies released during 1989:Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (Stephen Herek)Camille Claudel (Bruno Nuytten)Chocolat (Clare Denis)Crimes and Misdemeanors (Woody Allen)Erik the Viking (Terry Jones)Farewell to the King (John Milius)Field of Honor (Jean-Pierre Denis)Great Balls of Fire! (Jim McBride)Heart of Dixie (Martin Davidson)Lost Angels (Hugh Hudson)Murmur of the Heart (Louis Malle)The Music Teacher (Gerard Corbiau)Mystery Train (Jim Jarmusch)The Package (Andrew Davis)Prancer (John Hancock)She-Devil (Susan Seidelman)The Reader (Michel Deville)Rude Awakening (David Greenwalt and Aaron Russo)Speed Zone (Jim Drake)UHF (Jim Levey)Valmont (Milos Forman)Additionally, we discuss the fortunes of the company in the 1990s, including Dances with Wolves (1990, Kevin Costner) and Silence of the Lambs (1991, Jonathan Demme), and beyond...
The FilmJerk Podcast is a regular podcast, covering a wide variety of aspects of 1980s cinema.This episode takes a look at the films playing in theatres on May 23rd, 1980, a very special weekend for movies, with not one but two inarguable classics being released the same week. The movies discussed this episode:All That Jazz (1979, Bob Fosse)American Gigolo (1980, Paul Schrader)Apocalypse Now (1979, Francis Ford Coppola)Being There (1979, Hal Ashby)Best Boy (1979, Ira Wohl)The Black Stallion (1979, Carroll Ballard)Blood Feud (1978, Lina Wertmüller)Charles et Lucie (1980, Nelly Kaplan)Coal Miner's Daughter (1980, Michael Apted)Die Laughing (1980, Jeff Werner)The Empire Strikes Back (1980, Irvin Kirshner)The Europeans (1979, James Ivory)Fame (1980, Alan Parker)Fantasia (1941, multiple directors)Friday the 13th (1980, Sean S. Cunningham)The Gong Show Movie (1980, Chuck Barris)The Hollywood Knights (1980, Floyd Mutrux)Home Movies (1980, Brian De Palma)Kill or Be Killed (1976, Ivan Hall)Knife in the Head (1978, Reinhard Hauff)Kramer vs. Kramer (1979, Robert Benton)La Cage Aux Folles (1978, Edouard Molinaro)Lady and the Tramp (1955, multiple directors)Little Darlings (1980, Ronald F. Maxwell)The Long Riders (1980, Walter Hill)The Marriage of Maria Braun (1978, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)Meetings with Remarkable Men (1979, Peter Brook)My Brilliant Career (1979, Gillian Armstrong)Norma Rae (1979, Martin Ritt)The Nude Bomb (1980, Clive Donner)On the Nickel (1980, Ralph Waite)The Shining (1980, Stanley Kubrick)Soupçon (1979, Jean-Charles Tacchella)'Til Marriage Do Us Part (1974, Luigi Comencini)The Tin Drum (1979, Volker Schlöndorff)Tom Horn (1980, William Wiard)Where the Buffalo Roam (1980, Art Linson)Why Shoot the Teacher? (1977, Sylvio Narizzano)Winds of Change [aka Metamorphoses] (1978, Takashi Masunaga)
The FilmJerk Podcast is a regular podcast, covering a wide variety of aspects of 1980s cinema.This episode continues a mini-series of episodes on Orion Pictures, perhaps the best independent distributor not just of the 1980s but of all time. This episode covers the following Orion movies released during 1987 and 1988:Another Woman (1988, Woody Allen)Au Revior, Les Enfants (1987, Louis Malle)Babette's Feast (1988, Gabriel Axel)The Believers (1987, John Schlesinger)Best Seller (1987, John Flynn)Boyfriends and Girlfriends (1988, Eric Rohmer)Bull Durham (1988, Ron Shelton)Cherry 2000 (1987, Steve De Jarnatt)Colors (1988, Dennis Hopper)The Couch Trip (1988, Michael Ritchie)Devil in the Flesh (1987, Marco Bellochio)Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988, Frank Oz)Dominick and Eugene (1988, Robert M. Young)Eight Men Out (1988, John Sayles)End of the Line (1987, Jay Russell)Hey Babu Riba (1987, Jovan Acin)Hotel Colonial (1987, Cinzia Torrini)House of Cards (1987, David Mamet)The House on Carroll Street (1988, Peter Yates)The In Crowd (1988, Mark Rosenthal)Jean de Florette and Manon of the Spring (1987, Claude Berri)Johnny Be Good (1988, Bud Smith)Lionheart (1987, Franklin J. Shaffner)Loose Connections (1988, Richard Eyre)Mac and Me (1988, Stewart Raffill)Making Mr. Right (1987, Susan Seidelman)Malone (1987, Harvey Cokliss)Married to the Mob (1988, Jonathan Demme)Mississippi Burning (1988, Alan Parker)Monkey Shines (1988, George A. Romero)A Month in the Country (1987, Pat O'Connor)No Man's Land (1987, Peter Werner)No Way Out (1987, Roger Donaldson)One Woman or Two (1987, Daniel Vigne)Radio Days (1987, Woody Allen)Rita, Sue and Bob Too (1987, Alan Clarke)Robocop (1987, Paul Verhoeven)September (1987, Woody Allen)Throw Momma From the Train (1987, Danny DeVito)The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988, Philip Kaufman)Wings of Desire (1988, Wim Wenders)Without a Clue (1988, Thom Eberhardt)Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988, Pedro Almodovar)
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Nov 14th, 1967
Location
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Episode Count
18
Podcast Count
1
Total Airtime
15 hours, 24 minutes
PCID
Podchaser Creator ID logo 010555