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Subgenre Sampler

That's Entertainment IIIThat's Entertainment III (1994)
Feat. June Allyson, Cyd Charisse, Lena Horne
Starlets of the golden age recall their heyday and bring fresh insight to this third showcase of infectious musical highlights.
Cry-BabyCry-Baby (Cry baby) (1990) Recommended
Dir. John Waters
Feat. Johnny Depp, Amy Locane, Susan Tyrrell
Another stylish, camp classic from the infamous director who made Divine a cult sensation. Depp heads a super cast in a tribute to the juvenile…
Bloodhounds of BroadwayBloodhounds of Broadway (1989)
Dir. Howard Brookner
Feat. Matt Dillon, Jennifer Grey, Julie Hagerty
An American Playhouse adaptation of four Damon Runyon tales which intersect on New Year's Eve 1928 in a milieu of jazz–age hedonism. A good…
BirdBird (1988) Recommended
Dir. Clint Eastwood
Feat. Forest Whitaker, Diane Venora, Keith David
Eastwood's biopic tribute to legendary jazz saxophonist Charlie 'Bird' Parker. His turbulent and extraordinary life is sympathetically characterised…
Earth Girls Are EasyEarth Girls Are Easy (1988) Recommended
Dir. Julien Temple
Feat. Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, Jim Carrey
Under–rated campy musical about a trio of goofy aliens (incl. Jim Carrey in an early role) who crash–land in Geena Davis's swimming pool.
CrossroadsCrossroads (1986)
Dir. Walter Hill
Feat. Ralph Macchio, Jami Gertz, Joe Seneca
Great Ry Cooder music peps this light drama in which Ralph Macchio seeks lost blues tunes in the Deep South.
That's Dancing!That's Dancing! (1985)
Dir. Jack Haley, Jr.
Feat. Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, James Cagney
A compilation of splendid dance sequences from dozens of Hollywood films. Includes over fifty top dancers, with the best of the crop generally dating…
AmadeusAmadeus (1984) Aro Favourite
Dir. Milos Forman
Feat. Tom Hulce, F. Murray Abraham
Academy–award winning biopic of Mozart's illustrious but brief existence that spawned much of the greatest music ever written. A humourous yet…
Cotton Club, TheCotton Club, The (1984)
Dir. Francis Ford Coppola
Feat. Richard Gere, Diane Lane, Gregory Hines
Richard Gere heads the ensemble for Coppola's glossy musical melodrama set in the thick of New York's glitzy gangster culture of the 1930s.
Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, TheBest Little Whorehouse in Texas, The (1982)
Dir. Colin Higgins
Feat. Burt Reynolds, Dolly Parton, Dom DeLuise
Dolly Parton is the buxom madam of Texas’ famous Chicken Ranch whorehouse (portrayed less flatteringly in Nick Broomfield’s documentary) in this…

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