Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Best of the Year: 1983

My Picks of the Year
(in alphabetical order)
A Christmas Story
All Ralphie Parker wanted was a Red Ryder BB gun. A Christmas Story chronicles a memorable holiday season for Ralphie, who is convinced that the gun is a perfect gift. But it's not so easy. "You'll shoot your eye out!," cries his mother, his teacher, even Santa Claus. This is a holiday classic in every way, filled with terrific dialogue ("He looks like a deranged Easter bunny!") and unforgettable scenes (his brother can't put his arms down; his friend licking the flagpole; saying the F-word to his dad). Impossible not to love.

Honorary Mention
The Big Chill; Blue Thunder; Christine; Never Cry WolfSilkwood; Sugar Cane Alley

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