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  • *batteries not included

    *batteries not included

    ★★★★★

    "This is the 80's, Mason. Nobody likes reality anymore!"

    I'm 33 years old. I grew up in a time where network TV still had movies on. Sundays in the fall tended to be reserved for feel-good family movies. Movies like The Goonies and Homeward Bound. My nostalgic Sunday movie was always *Batteries Not Included. It had a real tie to my hometown and the problems that plagued it at the time in the late 80's. Buildings in NYC were abandoned…

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  • Dolls

    Dolls

    ★★★

    Young Judy, her deadbeat father David, and her vain awful stepmother Rosemary get stranded in a storm when their car gets stuck in the mud. They retreat to a house in the distance to get out of the storm. The owners of the house are a doll maker and his wife and they are eager to feed them and let them stay the night. Soon they are joined by a group of Madonna ripoff / quasi-punks and an awkward man-child…

  • The Devil All the Time

    The Devil All the Time

    ★★★★

    Upon returning home from World War II, Willard meets his future wife Charlotte at the local diner and settles in to a town named Knockemstiff. Fast forward years later and they're happily married with a boy named Arven. Arven's parents die when he's about 5 or 6 years old. We then follow Helen, a mother with an infant daughter named Lenora. She makes her way into the woods for a walk with her husband and never returns. When the dust…

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  • The Iceman Confesses: Secrets of a Mafia Hitman

    The Iceman Confesses: Secrets of a Mafia Hitman

    ★★★½

    "I would move heaven, hell, and anything in between to get to you. You wouldn't be safe anywhere if I was mad at you, and that's not bull. That's truth. I've went up against people...you could pull a gun on me, and if I'm mad at you...I'm coming forward. You'd have to shoot me to stop me, and if you don't kill me you're stupid. Next time you see me *heh* I will kill you." - The Iceman Richard Kuklinski…

  • Lost Highway

    Lost Highway

    ★★★

    Fred is a jazz musician. One morning someone rings his bell and speaks the words "Dick Laurent is dead" into the intercom. He's gone before Fred can see him. The next day his wife Renee finds an envelope on the front steps of their house. This is the first in a series of envelopes all containing VHS tapes of someone spying on them and their house. Fred has had a lingering suspicion that Renee is cheating on him and these…