Angel Heart

Notorious at the time for the scene involving a naked Lisa Bonet and chicken blood. All a bit of a yawn now. Despite all the hoopla it was a great movie.
May 1987
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The Never Ending Story

A highly enjoyable fantasy film from Wolfgang Petersen director of very gritty war drama Das Boot
December 1984
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Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

Being a Star Trek fan I loved this film. I saw it on opening day in a cinema full of happy trekkers. Even my girlfriend liked it.
The Sun, December 18 1986
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A wonderful indie film that seems to have disappeared into obscurity. I remember the scene of a bus exploding and burning to a Brian Eno ambient track. It was very powerful.
August 1987
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The Time Guardian

Touted at the time as Australia's first big budget science fiction film. With Princess Leia in full 1980s outfit. Unfortunately it wasn't very good. At all.
The Sun, 3 December 1987
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David Lynch's Eraserhead was a regular at art house cinemas throughout the late 70s and 1980s. It was a must-see for film buffs and hipsters (1980s-style!)

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

I went to opening night for this movie. There was such a buzz of anticipation in the air. And then...nothing...except a lot of overblown theatrics and bad 1980s haircuts despite it being set in the future. If I didn't have Mad Max 2 (The Road Warrior) to compare it to, I probably would've enjoyed it more than I did.