Tyler Sage lives in Los Angeles and works in the film industry. You can find his other work at tylersage.substack.com, and on Twitter at @tk_sage.
45 Years Ago: ‘The Gong Show’ Makes TV Crazy
Chuck Barris' legendary variety show helped usher in a kind of screen zaniness that's still with us today.
40 Years Ago: Three Movies Signal the Birth of the ’80s
'History of the World, Part I,' 'Clash of the Titans' and 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' all signaled the beginning of a new era of filmmaking.
30 Years Ago: ‘Knight Rider 2000′ Roars Onto TV Screens
Made-for-TV movie highlights numerous trends from the years surrounding its appearance.
50 Years Ago: ‘The Andromeda Strain’ Sounds Viral Danger Alert
Movie based on Michael Crichton's first book still has the ability to unsettle.
How ‘Smokey and the Bandit II’ Tackled Its Star’s Fading Career
Sequel was a self-aware meta-commentary on Burt Reynolds' time as a leading man coming to an end.
45 Years Ago: ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ Blends Sexuality and Rock
Richard O'Brien's musical has mounted the longest continual run in film history.
How ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ Resurrected the James Bond Franchise
The 1977 movie spent money to make money, relying on a bigger budget to reignite audience fascination with the British super-spy.
30 Years Ago: ‘Miami Vice’ Ends After Changing TV Forever
Groundbreaking series changed how TV handled fashion, music and "practically invented the idea of South Beach."
30 Years Ago: ‘Christmas Vacation’ Becomes a Holiday Classic
Chevy Chase anchors movie as dad who will stop at nothing to force his family to have a great holiday.
Why ‘The Longest Yard’ Stole Burt Reynolds’ Famous Mustache
The removal of Burt Reynold's mustache 10 minutes into 'The Longest Yard' says something beautiful about the '70s anti-hero genre.
50 Years Ago: ‘Easy Rider’ Becomes a Revolution on Wheels
Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper's 'Easy Rider' was a watershed moment for filmmakers looking to forge a new path.