The Loveless (1981)

KATHRYN BIGELOW, MONTY MONTGOMERY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1981.  Pioneer Films.  Screenplay by Kathryn Bigelow, Monty Montgomery.  Cinematography by Doyle Smith.  Produced by A. Kitman Ho, Grafton Nunes. Music by Robert Gordon.  Production Design by Lilly Kilvert.  Film Editing by Nancy Kanter. Toronto International Film Festival 1982.   Kathryn Bigelow makes her feature…

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Beau Pere (1981)

BERTRAND BLIER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  France, 1981.  Sara Films, France 2.   Screenplay by Bertrand Blier, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Sacha Vierny.   Produced by Alain Sarde.   Music by Philippe Sarde.   Production Design by Theobald Meurisse.    Costume Design by Michele Cerf.  Film Editing by Claudine Merlin.   Boston Film Critics Awards 1981….

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The Skin (1981)

LILIANA CAVANI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5. Original Title: La pelle France/Italy, 1981.  Opera Film Produzione, Gaumont.   Screenplay by Robert Katz, Liliana Cavani, Catherine Breillat, based on the novel by Curzio Malaparte.   Cinematography by Armando Nannuzzi.  Produced by Alain Poire, Renzo Rossellini.   Music by Lalo Schifrin.   Production Design by Dante Ferretti.   Costume Design by…

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My Bloody Valentine (1981)

GEORGE MIHALKA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Canada, 1981.  Canadian Film Development Corporation, Famous Players, Secret Films.   Story concept by Stephen A. Miller, Screenplay by John Beaird.  Cinematography by Rodney Gibbons.  Produced by John Dunning, André Link, Stephen A. Miller.  Music by Paul Zaza. Production Design by Veronica Hadfield.  Costume Design by Susan Hall. …

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The Last Shark (1981)

ENZO G. CASTELLARI Bil’s rating (out of 5): 0.  Original title:  L’ultimo squalo Alternate title:  Great White Italy, 1981.  Film Ventures International, Horizon Film, Last Shark, Montoro Productions Ltd., UTI.  Story by Ugo Tucci, Screenplay by Vincenzo Mannino, Marc Princi.  Cinematography by Alberto Spagnoli.  Produced by Maurizio Amati, Ugo Tucci.  Music by Guido De Angelis,…

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Rich And Famous (1981)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1981.  Jaquet, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Gerald Ayres, based on the play by John Van Druten.  Cinematography by Donald Peterman.  Produced by William Allyn.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Jan Scott.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by John F. Burnett.  George Cukor…

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Thief (1981)

MICHAEL MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1981.  Mann/Caan Productions.  Screen Story and Screenplay by Michael Mann, based on the novel by Frank Hohimer.  Cinematography by Donald E. Thorin.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Ronnie Caan.  Music by Tangerine Dream.  Production Design by Mel Bourne.  Costume Design by Jodie Lynn Tillen.  Film Editing by…

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Nighthawks (1981)

BRUCE MALMUTH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.    USA, 1981.  Universal Pictures, Martin Poll Productions, The Production Company, Herb Nanas Productions, Layton Productions.  Story by David Shaber, Paul Sylbert, Screenplay by David Shaber.  Cinematography by James A. Contner.  Produced by Martin Poll.  Music by Keith Emerson.  Production Design by Peter S. Larkin.   Costume Design by Robert De Mora, John Falabella.  Film Editing…

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Halloween 2 (1981)

RICK ROSENTHAL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   USA, 1981.  Dino De Laurentiis Company, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by John Carpenter, Debra Hill, based on characters created by John Carpenter and Debra Hill.  Cinematography by Dean Cundey.  Produced by John Carpenter, Debra Hill.  Music by John Carpenter, Alan Howarth.  Production Design by J. Michael Riva.  Costume Design by Jane Ruhm.  Film Editing by Mark…

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Eaux Profondes (1981)

MICHEL DeVILLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France, 1981.  Hamster Productions, Gaumont, France 3, Eléfilm.  Screenplay by Florence Delay, Michel Deville, Christopher Frank, based on the novel Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith.  Cinematography by Claude Lecomte.  Produced by Denis Mermet.  Production Design by Didier Massari.  Costume Design by Rosalinde Deville.  Film Editing by Raymonde Guyot.  Jean-Louis Trintignant is married to gorgeous young Isabelle Huppert,…

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The Black Cat (1981)

LUCIO FULCI Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.5.  Original title:  Gatto Nero Italy, 1981.  Italian International Film, Selenia Cinematografica.  Story by Biagio Proietti, Screenplay by Lucio Fulci, Biagio Proietti, based on the story by Edgar Allan Poe.  Cinematography by Sergio Salvati.  Produced by Giulio Sbarigia.  Music by Pino Donaggio.  Production Design by Franco Calabrese.  Costume Design by Massimo Lentini.  Film Editing by Vincenzo Tomassi.   One…

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Merry-Go-Round (1981)

JACQUES RIVETTE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France, 1981.  Sunchild Productions.  Screenplay by Eduardo de Gregorio, Suzanne Schiffman, Jacques Rivette, dialogue by Eduardo de Gregorio.  Cinematography by William Lubtchansky.  Produced by Stephane Tchalgadjieff.  Music by Barre Phillips, John Surman.  Film Editing by Nicole Lubtchansky, Catherine Quesemand. Brooklyn native Joe Dallesandro shows up in France after getting a note from his estranged girlfriend…

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