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With nothing new in theaters worth getting excited about my head has been all over the (time) map of cinema.I picked this year somewhat arbitrarily to discuss.

Were you alive in 1983?Even if you weren't do you think of it fondly?To give you a little context for the year: Ronald Reagan was POTUS and Nancy had just contributed "Just Say No"to the vernacular;M*A*S*Hended its lengthy run on television;Michael Jackson's"Thriller"was all anybody listened to;CheersandHill Street Blueswere the Emmy champs.

Let's savor 1983's cinematic crop for a moment.Are these movies (and people) and things aging well?Is there much left to savor?

Best Movies According To...
Oscar:The Big Chill,The Dresser,Tender Mercies,Terms of Endearment,andThe Right Stuffwere the best pictures nominees but they also lovedCross Creek,Fanny & Alexander,Educating Rita,SilkwoodandZelig
Golden Globe: (drama)Reuben Reuben,The Right Stuff,Silkwood,Tender Mercies,andTerms of Endearment* (comedy/musical)The Big Chill,Flashdance,Trading Places,Yentl*,andZelig
Cannes:The Ballad of Narayama
Box Office:1)Return of the Jedi2)Terms of Endearment3)Flashdance4)Trading Places5)War Games6)Octopussy7)Sudden Impact8)Staying Alive9)Mr Mom10)Risky Business
Nathaniel:The King of Comedy, Monty Python's The Meaning of Life,Pauline at the Beach, The Return of the Jedi, The Right Stuff,Silkwood,Terms of Endearment,The Year of Living DangerouslyandYentl.I'm holding a spot in my top ten open forFanny & AlexanderorZeligwhich are weirdly movies I never get around to seeing even though I am likely to worship both given the time frame in their auteur's filmography in which they land...

Adorable '83 Babies after the jump...


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