John Carpenter. They Live. 1988.
It was a dystopia back when Carpenter made it, but it seems like a pretty romantic and optimistic future now.
Anyway, there’s so much to like about this film. The unfathomably stupid protagonist and the wildly corny “pithy sayings” he comes up with; the drag-out professional wrestling match in that alley; OBEY; and the kick-ass heroine.
It’s like the greatest film ever.
This post is part of the A Carpenter Winter series.