Cinematic Plums Ripe for the Plucking on the Store Shelves

A look back at videos we checked out in 1990:

“The Tin Drum” (1979), directed by Volker Schlondorff. 142 minutes. Rated R. An often quirky look at a society gone mad (Nazi Germany) and a child’s way of coping through incessant drumming and high-pitched screams.

“Fandango” (1985), directed by Kevin Reynolds, 91 minutes. Rated PG. Critics panned this, one of Kevin Costner’s first movies, because they said it went nowhere. But who says a movie has to go anywhere? This tale of five graduating Texas college students contemplating their futures is poignant and adventurous.