The Stuff (1985)

We are all guilty of lusting after stuff we don’t need, of craving stuff we must have.

In a consumer society fuelled by big business, we sometimes depend on that stuff to lend us purpose, to blind us from the often thankless realities of our everyday existence. As modern citizens we are slaves to consumer products. We are addicted to fast food, subsisting on a diet of additives and preservatives. We are worshippers of the brand name…

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Hellgate (1989)

Let me just start by saying that there isn’t a review on Earth that could do this movie justice.

It’s not what happens that makes the film such an inane wonder – although what happens makes it an inane wonder in itself – it is instead how those things happen, the lines the actors deliver and how they deliver them, the way in which a character’s personality can change from one sentence to the next, and how as a result the plot seems to develop almost by chance…

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Hell Comes to Frogtown (1988)

In 1985 the World Wrestling Federation would take the mainstream media by storm.

Thanks to some savvy ties with MTV and pop culture icon Cyndi Lauper, promoter and owner Vince McMahon would conquer the sport’s low-key territorial system by taking his product national, sinking all of his capital into a make-or-break wrestling extravaganza known as Wrestlemania…

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