Lists by Ashkevron
For good, bad, or ugly, these are the movies I loved as a child growing up in the 1980s. I watched these over and over and over, knew the songs, the score, the dialogue--and still have a soft spot for them in my heart, even if the Adult Version of me now recognizes that some of these are not exactly great cinema.
These are my favourite actors, the gentlemen who present a solid argument for shelling $10.00 or more for a cinema ticket, who will get me to watch any number of bad movies because they have a cameo, who have introduced me to fantastic directors and to Indie and international cinema, who [before the days of Netflix and YouTube] would send me on cross-town/city searches for VHS/DVD copies for rent at Blockbuster and other, more esoteric video stores [including the public and academic libraries, as Blockbuster usually didn't carry the "old" movies I wanted to watch], and who make any scene they're in the best part of the movie.
These are the movies [as far as I can remember] that I watched throughout the 1990s. I was a teenager then, living in Puerto Rico, and my world revolved around Andy Garcia, Winona Ryder, The Crow [it got a movie!], The Sandman [I hope it never gets a movie!], anime, and John Malkovich. I lived in a small town, and depended on subscription channels such as HBO, Showtime and Cinemax, rental stores [mostly Blockbuster video, at my neck of the woods], and the occasional trip to the actual cinema, which would often involve driving several towns away in order to find a screening of Disney movies in English.