The Breakfast Club

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The power of music in John Hughes films: ‘When you hear those songs you see those moments’
The director’s movies provided an intense emotive soundtrack to teenagers’ lives. A new box set collects tracks from his best-loved films, by artists such as Simple Minds, the Smiths and OMD

Michael Hann

10, Nov, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Judd Nelson: ‘Wearing a giant papier-mache head and smoking pot was a great way to spend the summer’
The Breakfast Club and Iceland Is Best star on his love of British punk, the cool of Steve McQueen and how Björn Borg inspired him to calm down

As told to Rich Pelley

16, Sep, 2021 @2:00 PM

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The dweeb and the hot girl: Matt Hancock’s affair belongs to an 80s movie | Hadley Freeman
Who knows, perhaps Hancock’s entire career was just a ploy to entice his university crush

Hadley Freeman

10, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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From Panic Room to Cabin Fever: films about isolation, to watch in self-isolation
Our selection of must-see movies, whether you go it alone or hunker down with family or friends

Steve Rose

25, Mar, 2020 @1:51 PM

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Emilio Estevez: ‘Brat Pack will be on my tombstone’
The star of The Breakfast Club now has his father Martin Sheen’s looks, a bromance with Alec Baldwin – and sad news for fans of St Elmo’s Fire

Hadley Freeman

10, Jan, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Confused? Here’s my guide to Valentine’s Day in the #MeToo era | Max Liu
Back in the 90s, I didn’t realise my unrequited advances might be ‘scary’, says freelance writer Max Liu

Max Liu

14, Feb, 2019 @8:00 AM

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From Maniac to The Breakfast Club: what to stream in Australia in October
Plus a Michael Jackson documentary, A-grade sci-fi and an avant-garde film about cinema history borne from buried treasure

Lauren Carroll Harris

28, Sep, 2018 @3:00 AM

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Thanks be to Heathers – a film that helped make me who I am | Hanna Flint
Thirty years on, the lesson that you don’t need to conform is as liberating as ever, says freelance writer and editor Hanna Flint

Hanna Flint

08, Aug, 2018 @8:13 AM

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Michael Lehmann on the legacy of his cult teen film Heathers
While some of the taboo-busting elements of the Winona Ryder-starring film have not aged well, much of its toxicity still resonates

Steve Rose

04, Aug, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Fetch happens: why Mean Girls is the perfect teen movie
Tina Fey’s gag-filled wheeze is not enamoured with the internal politics of high school, but proves that everyone sucks the same

Sam Wolfson

30, Apr, 2018 @9:00 AM

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'When you grow up your heart dies': how the coming-of-age film got smart
From Pretty in Pink to Dirty Dancing and Say Anything - Hadley Freeman describes the emotions that got her hooked on films about growing up

Hadley Freeman

28, Apr, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Times move pretty fast! Rewatching 80s favourites in the age of #MeToo
Molly Ringwald’s reappraisal of The Breakfast Club has thrown an uneasy light on other 80s classics, with their casual treatment of rape and abuse, dodgy sexual politics and breezy paedophilia. We look at 10 of the worst with fresh eyes

Hadley Freeman

13, Apr, 2018 @5:00 AM

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