Tyler Sage lives in Los Angeles and works in the film industry. You can find his other work at tylersage.substack.com, and on Twitter at @tk_sage.
50 Years Ago: ‘Doonesbury’ Adds Political Satire to Daily Comics
Gary Trudeau's strip paved new ground for political commentary.
‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’ Tells the Best James Bond Story
The one film in which he gets married and quits the Secret Service adds a lasting depth to the James Bond character.
How ‘Smokey and the Bandit II’ Tackled Its Star’s Fading Career
Sequel was a self-aware meta-commentary on Burt Reynolds' time as a leading man coming to an end.
40 Years Ago: ‘Cheech and Chong’s Next Movie’ Fires Up Another Hit
'Up in Smoke' follow-up continues drug-addled silliness - but even more drug-addled and silly.
How ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ Resurrected the James Bond Franchise
The 1977 movie spent money to make money, relying on a bigger budget to reignite audience fascination with the British super-spy.
How ‘Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure’ Made History Not So Bogus
Whoa ... let's party on with the 1989 movie that helped define a generation of underachieving stoners.
45 Years Ago: ‘Death Race 2000′ Sets Standard for Sci-Fi Dystopia
The Roger Corman-produced cult classic established movie-making tropes that stand to this day.
Why the Original ‘Casino Royale’ Is the Weirdest James Bond Film
Six directors, uncredited writers and innumerable stars made this film one of the most bizarre studio films of the '60s.
Why James Bond’s ‘From Russia With Love’ Still Packs a Punch
The movie is the most subtle and serious in the early part of the franchise.
35 Years Ago: ‘Porky’s Revenge’ Ends a Randy Trilogy
The teenage protagonists' final go-round with their nemesis is just like their first one, except not as original.
35 Years Ago: How ‘The Breakfast Club’ Became a Masterpiece of Teenage Life
John Hughes revolutionized a genre in the '80s by taking teens seriously.
30 Years Ago: Stallone and Russell’s Ludicrous ‘Tango & Cash’ Just Misses Cult Classic Sta…
The Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell film could have become a cult classic, if it hadn't been so ridiculous.