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“Rowdy” Roddy Piper stars in John Carpenter’s classic low-budget sci-fi allegory about the role of ideology in our unconscious daily lives, “the most anti-Reagan film ever to come out of Hollywood,” Lewis Beale noted in a profile of Carpenter at the time of the film’s release.
Set in a dystopian future in which the United States is a totalitarian state dominated by show business, this classic work of eminently ’80s sci-fi schlock stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as a contestant on a gladiatorial game show who “essentially turns Spartacus, leading a rebellion with a disco-MTV backbeat.”
Tim Burton’s feature debut finds the young director and actor-writer Paul Reubens laying the foundation for the “fully realized private universe” of iconic Saturday-morning TV series Pee-Wee’s Playhouse by way of a delirious nationwide search for Pee-Wee’s beloved ketchup-red bicycle.
The uncanniness of the suburban everyday is plumbed with aw-shucks gusto in the Talking Heads lead singer’s directorial debut, in which he stars as a visitor to Virgil, Texas, a Reagan-era vision of utopia on the verge of its annual “Celebration of Specialness.”