Against All Odds (1984)

TAYLOR HACKFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 1984. Columbia Pictures, New Visions, Columbia-Delphi Productions. Screenplay by Eric Hughes, based on the screenplay Out Of The Past by Daniel Mainwaring, adapted from his novel. Cinematography by Donald E. Thorin. Produced by William S. Gilmore, Taylor Hackford. Music by Larry Carlton, Michel Colombier. Production Design…

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The Company of Wolves (1984)

NEIL JORDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1984.  Incorporated Television Company, Palace Pictures.   Screenplay by Angela Carter, Neil Jordan, based on the story by Angela Carter, and the story Petit Chaperon Rouge by Charles Perrault.   Cinematography by Bryan Loftus.  Produced by Chris Brown, Stephen Woolley.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by…

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The Flamingo Kid (1984)

GARRY MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1984.  American Broadcasting Company, Mercury Productions.  Story by Neal Marshall, Screenplay by Garry Marshall, Neal Marshall.  Cinematography by James A. Contner.  Produced by Michael Phillips.   Music by Curt Sobel.  Production Design by Lawrence Miller.   Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.   Film Editing by Priscilla Nedd-Friendly. The sincerity…

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Lust In The Dust (1984)

PAUL BARTEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1984.  Fox Run Productions Inc..    Screenplay by Philip John Taylor.   Cinematography by Paul Lohmann.   Produced by Allan Glaser, Tab Hunter.   Music by Peter Matz.   Production Design by Walter Pickette.   Costume Design by Dona Granata.   Film Editing by Alan Toomayan.  The title, taken from the humorous…

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Under The Volcano (1984)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Mexico/USA, 1984.  Conacite Unoo, Ithaca.  Screenplay by Guy Gallo, based on the novel by Malcolm Lowry.   Cinematography by Gabriel Figueroa.  Produced by Moritz Borman, Wieland Schulz-Keil.   Music by Alex North.  Production Design by Gunther Gerszo.   Costume Design by Angela Dodson.  Film Editing by Roberto Silvi.   A British…

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The Woman In Red (1984)

GENE WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1984.  Orion Pictures.  Screenplay by Gene Wilder, based on the screenplay Un Elephant Ca Trompe Enormement by Jean-Loup Dabadie, Yves Robert.  Cinematography by Fred Schuler.  Produced by Victor Drai.  Music by John Morris.  Production Design by David L. Snyder.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing…

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Almanac of Fall (1984)

BELA TARR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   Original title:  Öszi almanach Hungary, 1984.  Screenplay by Béla Tarr.  Cinematography by Buda Gulyás, Sándor Kardos, Ferenc Pap.  Music by Mihály Vig.  Production Design by Ágnes Hranitzky, Gyula Pauer.  Costume Design by Gyula Pauer.  Film Editing by Ágnes Hranitzky.   Bela Tarr takes us inside a magnificent but crumbling apartment and examines the intimate lives…

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Breakin’ (1984)

JOEL SILBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   USA, 1984.  Golan-Globus Productions.  Story by Charles Parker, Allen DeBevoise, Screenplay by Charles Parker, Allen DeBevoise, Gerald Scaife.  Cinematography by Hanania Baer.  Produced by Allen DeBevoise, David Zito.  Music by Michael Boyd, Gary Malkin.  Production Design by Ivo Cristante.  Costume Design by Dana Lyman.  Film Editing by Larry Bock, Gib Jaffe, Vincent Sklena.   This…

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Dreamscape (1984)

JOSEPH RUBEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1984.  Zupnik-Curtis Enterprises, Bella Productions, Chevy Chase Films, Weintraub Entertainment Group.  Story by David Loughery, Screenplay by David Loughery, Chuck Russell, Joseph Ruben.  Cinematography by Brian Tufano.  Produced by Bruce Cohn Curtis.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by R. Clifford Searcy, Jeff Staggs.  Costume Design by Johanna Ray.  Film Editing by Richard Halsey. Dennis Quaid…

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American Dreamer (1984)

RICK ROSENTHAL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1984.  CBS Theatrical Films.  Story by Ann Biderman, Screenplay by David Greenwalt, Jim Kouf.  Cinematography by Jan de Bont, Giuseppe Rotunno.  Produced by Doug Chapin.  Music by Lewis Furey.  Production Design by Brian Eatwell.  Costume Design by Michael Kaplan.  Film Editing by Anne Goursaud. Made at the height of the popularity of eighties concept comedies,…

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Full Moon In Paris (1984)

ERIC ROHMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Les Nuits De La Pleine Lune France, 1984.  Les Films du Losange, Les Films Ariane.  Screenplay by Eric Rohmer.  Cinematography by Renato Berta.  Produced by Margaret Menegoz.  Music by Jacno, Elli Medeiros.  Production Design by Pascale Ogier.  Costume Design by Pascale Ogier.  Film Editing by Cecile Decugis.   Pascale Ogier plays an indecisive woman who lives…

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Fear City (1984)

ABEL FERRARA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1984.  Twentieth Century Fox, Zupnik-Curtis Enterprises, Rebecca Productions, Castle Hill Productions.  Screenplay by Nicholas St. John.  Cinematography by James Lemmo.  Produced by Bruce Cohn Curtis.  Music by Dick Halligan.  Production Design by Vincent M. Cresciman.  Costume Design by Linda M. Bass.  Film Editing by Jack W. Holmes, Anthony Redman.   Tom Berenger is terrific as…

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