We’re trying out a new feature called The Year in Film! So much of our coverage is devoted to the here-and-now of movies, and that’s all well and good. We’re still going to be bringing you that coverage. But we also love film history, so we thought it would be good to do a weekly series where we look back at a random year and understand what made it special. That includes looking at the top-grossing movies, the Oscar winners, film history and some gems that you should put on your radar.
I’m kicking things off with 1984 since that’s the year I was born, and I’m the one writing the first installment.