John Hughes, 1950-2009

One of the people who made the 1980s such a great decade (at least for me) passed away suddenly on August 6. This loss is tragic, but we actually lost Hughes cinematically more than two decades ago. Beginning with National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983) (which he wrote), John Hughes wrote, directed, or produced some of the […]

Sixteen Candles (1984)

With his directorial debut, John Hughes sets the bar much higher than most teen comedies that had preceded Sixteen Candles. [imdb Sixteen Candles] Molly Ringwald gives an accomplished performance that shines brighter than most of her other work. Pretty in Pink was really the only other time she was provided a proper showcase for her […]