The Terminator


Dir. James Cameron (1984).
James Cameron’s sleeper hit, enlivened by Arnold Schwarzenegger’s career performance, is the most compact and visionary of Reagan Era sci-fi dystopias—inflated, but never surpassed, by its sequels.

Sat., Oct. 2, midnight; Sun., Oct. 3, midnight, 2010

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on September 22, 2010

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