08 December 2013

Gremlins, 1984 - ★★★★

The entire film may be completely illogical but it really doesn't matter because Gremlins is one of the great Spielberg era movies of the 80s. It was great to see this in the cinema with all the brutality and gore that I assume is missing from the television Christmas screenings. It's really dark in places (disappointingly, the younger audience burst into laughter at the conclusion of Kate's story - which I still find quite moving). Could something like this be made today to appeal to grown up audiences? I'm also really curious to learn much more about the making of the film - the discussions must have been great.

December 08, 2013 at 11:23PM

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