John Hughes
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Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 5 Articles
Blogs // 4 Articles
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//Features

Rich People Have Problems Too: Teenage Angst in 'Sixteen Candles'
18 Mar 2014 // 9:14 PM

A film like Sixteen Candles suggests that wealthy teenagers are not immune to life’s harsh caprice, and that no amount of affluence can cure high school’s sense of alienation and anxiety

Smoke Up, Johnny: The Breakfast Club, Still Gloriously Poignant 25 Years Later
29 Mar 2010 // 5:00 PM

The Breakfast Club remains a defining moment for a generation 25 years later. What endures is the sheer heart that defines the film, the way that it supplies stark, grave candor and quirky spunk in equal measure.

//Columns

"No Dad, What About You?!": The John Hughes Generation Conflict
13 Aug 2009 // 5:00 PM

John Hughes went to bat for us teenagers against the evil Baby Boomer adults and the damage their material expectations inflicted on the classic American nuclear family.

//Reviews

There's a Reason Why There's No Biography of John Hughes
28 Feb 2017 // 3:30 AM

Searching for John Hughes is among the finest tragedies in the brave new genre of memoir wherein the author’s own life is reflected in the undertaking of a biography fail.

'The Breakfast Club' Gets Overpowered by Its Archetypes
21 Apr 2015 // 2:00 AM

The Breakfast Club is a solid effort, but one that spends too much times clubbing its viewers over the head with its message of, "We're more than just labels."

//Blogs

A Bunch of Blu 3
15 Aug 2010 // 7:58 PM

In this installment, we look at Clash of the Titans (2010), Spartacus, The Breakfast Club, Nanny McPhee, and Greenberg.

Once You Go Geek...: She's Out of My League
20 Jun 2010 // 9:20 PM

When it comes to comedy's current cyclical nature, the dork is the new dreamboat, while the good looking loser is the lynchpin for every possible punchline.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

'The Chamber' Keeps the Drama and Suspense Going

// Short Ends and Leader

"The Chamber is the filmic equivalent of a fairground ride, the stimulation of emotion over ideas.

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