for LIKING them? I'm asking this because I'm a hardcore 80s movie fan. Despite having only been born in 1982, I love the films of the decade (so much that I've purchased many books off Alibris about the subject and the colorful individuals surrounding it). What I've noticed is that critics have an unerring hatred for the decade's filmmaking. It makes me feel a little odd to enjoy a Simpson/Bruckheimer or Joel Silver/Lawrence Gordon production knowing that these producers are generally looked down upon by cinema historians. Why do critics hate 80s movies...and is it okay for me to like them? Sincerely, John Kilduff... Recording "Top Gun" off TCM right now.