'Light of Day,' 'Bright Lights, Big City' ages like fine wine


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"Bright Lights, Big City" went to Michael J. Fox's head in 1988.

Seeing the Michael J. Fox biopic "Still" on Apple TV+ last month stuck with me, so I skipped the latest "Transformers" film to raid Fox's catalog for a couple of his lesser-loved films to see how they hold up in retrospect.

Writer-director Paul Schrader's "Light of Day" cast Fox alongside rock 'n' roll musician Joan Jett in 1987, while Jay McInerney wrote the screenplay for the 1988 movie adaptation of his own novel, "Bright Lights, Big City," which starred Fox in 1988.

Both films were released in theaters during the gap between 1985's "Back to the Future" and 1989's "Back to the Future Par...

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