1984 January Movies

Sixteen Candles

Sixteen Candles

  • 86%
  • PG
  • 93 min
  • Comedy

A lonely girl turns sweet sixteen but no one in her entire family remembers the momentous occasion.

Hot Dog... The Movie

Hot Dog... The Movie

    • R
    • 96 min
    • Comedy

    When a hopeful young American hot-dogger goes pole-to-pole with an arrogant Austrian pro, the snow really starts to fly! But as hot as it is on the mountain, it gets even hotter off when the pro's ex-girlfriend (Tweed) sets her eyes on the new blood. Who'll win the competition and the girl? Only a race to end all races can determine which skier can really cut the mustard!

    Broadway Danny Rose

    Broadway Danny Rose

    • 100%
    • 84 min
    • Comedy

    Broadway Danny Rose is a 1984 American black-and-white comedy film written, directed by and starring Woody Allen. It was screened out of competition at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival. A hapless talent manager named Danny Rose, by helping a client, gets dragged into a love triangle involving the mob. His story is told in flashback, an anecdote shared amongst a group of comedians over lunch at New York's Carnegie Deli. Rose's one-man talent agency represents countless incompetent entertainers, including a one-legged tap dancer, and one slightly talented one: washed-up lounge singer Lou Canova (Nick Apollo Forte), whose career is on the rebound.

    A Girl's Own Story

    A Girl's Own Story

      • R
      • 25 min
      • Short

      A look at three girls, young teens, in the era of the Beatles. Pam lives with parents who haven't spoken directly to each other in two years, using their daughters to talk across the table to each other. Gloria wants to play games with her boyfriend Graeme and ends up pregnant after a kissless, passionless introduction to sex. Stella becomes popular and puts her friendship with Pam on hold. Meanwhile, Pam's father and other predatory men lurk in the shadows around the girls. Written by <[email protected]>

      Almanac of Fall

      Almanac of Fall

      • 100%
      • Unrated
      • 119 min
      • Drama

      Possibly inspired by the existential play No Exit by Jean-Paul Sartre, this story about five people living in close quarters in a small apartment conveys the same angst as Sartre's well-known story about the nature of hell. A single, older mother owns the apartment, where a nurse who has brought along a presumed lover tends her. The sick woman's son lives there, too, constantly thinking about how to get his hands on his mother's money. The last member of this unhappy "family" is a former teacher now down on his luck and out of work. The three men and the nurse are dependent on the sick woman, on her money and her apartment, just as she is dependent on them. Yet these individuals are two-faced, scheming, and prone to anger. Unable to break away and leave, at the same time they find no solace in staying -- making a difficult two hours of misery for the average viewer to take on without a therapist.

      Another Country

      Another Country

        • PG
        • 90 min
        • Biography

        Story about life as a homosexual unwilling to comply with social norms in a 1930's boarding school. Based on play by Julian Mitchell.

        Backyard

        Backyard

          • Unrated
          • 40 min
          • Documentary

          Documentary film maker Ross McElwee returns to his family home in Charlotte NC. In filming his family, he captures a microcosm of Southern society.

          Barbarous Street

          Barbarous Street

            • Unrated
            • 107 min
            • Drama

            In this run-of-the-mill crime drama, Bernard Giraudeau is Daniel Chetman, someone who wants to leave the life of violence he knew in his neighborhood -- and cannot do so because his nemesis, a strutting street gangster now involved with organized crime, continues to terrorize the inhabitants of Chetman's turf. After much spilled blood, a parade of ugly underground types, and various sexual scenes, Chetman reduces the forces of evil to a reasonable level of opposition -- but who knows if the neighborhood will be different in the end...

            Bloodsuckers from Outer Space

            Bloodsuckers from Outer Space

              • Unrated
              • 79 min
              • Comedy

              Farmers in Texas become brainwashed bloodsuckers.

              Das Haus 1984

                • Unrated
                • 56 min
                • Documentary

                Thomas Heise's documentary portrays the meeting of officials and citizens in the district office of Berlin-Mitte in 1984.The movie uniquely displays how socialist officals and citizens interact. Since finishing the film in GDR times was impossible for political reasons (it was in fact illegaly shot) it was first performed in 2001.