Movie of the Year: 1982 – Tootsie

Movie of the Year: 1982 Tootsie Is Tootsie too cringey to be 1982’s Movie of the Year? Tootsie has every reason to be one of the most uncomfortable movies we have covered. It’s about crossdressing and gender and it is forty years old. However, the movie manages to handle sensitive subject matter with a lot…

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Movie of the Year: 1982 – The Thing

Movie of the Year: 1982 The Thing Will The Thing prove itself evolved enough to be 1982’s Movie of the Year? The Thing makes us confront the fact that if we had the ability to look like, or be like, anybody it would only be a matter of time before we would choose to become…

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Movie of the Year: 1982 – Mixtape

Movie of the Year: 1982 Mixtape Listen to us construct the definitive 1982 mixtape! Some years we do this mixtape and it’s really more accurately a playlist, or in its own time it would have been burned on to a CD. But not in 1982. In 1982 you would be setting those songs down on…

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Movie of the Year: 1982 – State of the Franchise

Movie of the Year: 1982 State of the Franchise Let’s check in on the state of the franchise in 1982! Film franchises weren’t as big in 1982 as they are now, but they did exist. By 1982 we were already pretty deep into Friday the 13th, Halloween, and the Rocky franchises. Heck, the Greaseaverse was nearly launched in…

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Movie of the Year: 1982 – Poltergeist

Movie of the Year: 1982 Poltergeist Can Poltergeist scare its way into being 1982’s Movie of the Year? Nothing encapsulates the 1980s mindset quite like the horror buying a huge house only to have it turn out that there is something completely wrong with it. Or maybe it’s about the fundamental horror of realizing that…

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Movie of the Year: 1982 – Night Shift

Movie of the Year: 1982 Night Shift Should Night Shift have been included in our 1982 bracket? Night Shift imagines a New York where morgues are always empty, and thus their employees are free to run other “small businesses” out of them. We’ve got Henry Winkler; we’ve got Shelley Long; we’ve got Michael Keaton, and…

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Movie of the Year: 1982 – Fitzcarraldo

Movie of the Year: 1982 Fitzcarraldo Does Fitzcarraldo have what it takes to get over the hump and into the heights of 1982’s Movie of the Year? With apologies to Kate Bush, running up that hill is nothing compared to what this movie brings to audiences. Running up a hill? Sure, that sounds very tiring…

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Movie of the Year: 1982 – Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Movie of the Year: 1982 Fast Times at Ridgemont High Can Fast Times at Ridgemont High show us it has enough to be 1982’s Movie of the Year? Fast Times at Ridgemont High is a movie about the most important thing: scoring. There is simply nothing more important than hooking up with the hot person…

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Movie of the Year: 1982 – GenreBlast

Movie of the Year: 1982 GenreBlast What 1982 genre films almost had enough to be considered for Movie of the Year? Genres, they make up the bulk at the movies lefty Hollywood pumps out to us year after year, but we here at Pop Filter have no time for anything that is not a serious,…

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Movie of the Year: 1982 – E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Movie of the Year: 1982 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Can E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial “phone home” enough to be 1982’s Movie of the Year? Since this movie first came out, people have wondered what E.T. is short for? It may be a little “inside baseball,” but E.T. is short because of his stubby little legs. Were they…

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