Tyler Sage lives in Los Angeles and works in the film industry. You can find his other work at tylersage.substack.com. His novel "The Committers" is available on Amazon.
40 Years Ago: Queen Releases a Minor Gem in ‘Back Chat’
Once written off as an attempt to get funky, the song now evokes much of what made the new wave era so fun.
40 Years Ago: Queen’s Dance-Influenced ‘Staying Power’ Disappoints Fans
This was a slap-in-the-face reminder that a new decade had arrived and was pulling everything into its gravitational field.
35 Years Ago: ‘Hill Street Blues’ Ends Acclaimed, Influential Run
Police procedural's influence still looms large in modern television.
Meat Loaf Dead at 74
'Bat Out of Hell' star sold more than 100 million records worldwide.
50 Years Ago: A Year of ‘Shock Cinema’ Comes to a Bloody End
A quartet of movies encapsulated the troubled air of the early 1970s.
40 Years Ago: ‘Halloween’ Adds a Major Plot Twist for Network TV
John Carpenter's tweaked version of horror film helped cement — against his better judgment — the franchise's greatest controversy.
The Best Reason to Watch Each of the 11 ‘Halloween’ Movies
It's the time of the year to celebrate one of horror's greatest film franchises.
55 Years Ago: ‘Star Trek’ Boldly Changes the Face of Television
The show continues to have a monumental effect on television.
How Not to Make a Sequel to a Steven Spielberg Movie
Want to appreciate the great director even more? Check out a follow-up film he didn't direct.
40 Years Ago: ‘Cannonball Run’ Takes Good Times Out for a Spin
Much of its talent is squandered, but the film still serves as a great reminder of a long-lost era.
40 Years Ago: Ringo Starr’s Sophomoric Stone Age Comedy ‘Caveman’
Flick epitomizes how hard it was to make comedies in the wake of the malaise of the 1970s.
50 Years Ago: ‘Hogan’s Heroes’ Ends Six-Season, Nazi-Fooling Run
Show added a subtle political angle to its broad comedy to craft a still-relevant story.