Pedro Almodovar is one of the most recognisable names in world cinema. His colourful movies are famous for their combination of melodrama and black…Read More
It was the year Kylie Minogue spent five weeks at number one for her hit ‘I Should Be So Lucky’. Stephen Hawkins first published ‘A Brief History Of Time’. Thatcherism was at its height in the United Kingdom, Reaganism was dominating the United States. Fashion was enjoying an iconic moment with sequinned dresses, athletic clothing and mini-skirts all the rage. But while the clothes people wore might seem antiquated today, the issues people faced were not. With the NHS in crisis and its staff marching on the streets, several parallels can be draw between then and now.
New In Cinema’s first Year In Review is reflecting on the movies of this important year – 1988. The series is a retrospective of a year that saw the premiere of the multi Oscar winning ‘Rain Man’, the highest grossing movie of the year making $178m from its Christmas release. It was a year when we first fell in love with two of cinema’s most famous Toms: Hanks, who got his first major role in the comedy ‘Big’, and Cruise, who shot to stardom with both ‘Rain Man’ and ‘Cocktail’. It was also a year when directors like Pedro Almodovar first arrived on the scene making attention-grabbing debuts.
We watched over fifty of the most successful, award winning and critically acclaimed movies from 1988 and will be revealing our top 20 between the end of May and June.
The Best Movies Of 1988:
20. ‘Rain Man’ (dir. Barry Levinson)
19. ‘Married To The Mob’ (dir. Jonathan Demme)
18. ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ (dir. Robert Zemeckis)
17. ‘Dangerous Liaisons’ (dir. Stephen Frears)
16. ‘Midnight Run’ (dir. Martin Brest)
15. ‘The Vanishing’ (dir. George Sluzier)
14. ‘Alice’ (dir. Jan Švankmajer)
13. ‘Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story’ (dir. Todd Haynes)
12. ‘Working Girl’ (dir. Mike Nichols)
11. ‘Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown’ (dir. Pedro Almodovar)
10. ‘The Last Temptation Of Christ’ (dir. Martin Scorsese)
Mike Nichols’s ‘Working Girl’ is deeply rooted in the look and sound of the 1980s – Carly Simon’s power ballad Let The River Run…Read More
America in the 1970s was a country of alienation and disenfranchisement. It was a nation damaged by the political scandal of Richard Nixon’s impeachment…Read More
Few stories have been adapted in as many different ways as ‘Alice In Wonderland’ has. Lewis Caroll’s fairytale has been told via mediums as diverse as Disney…Read More
George Sluzier’s ‘The Vanishing’ opens with a young couple, Rex and Saskia, driving to France for a romantic getaway. On the way, they pull…Read More
No one has ever quite solved the mystery of what happened to Martin Brest. The New York born filmmaker was responsible for some of…Read More