Almanac of Fall (Öszi almanach) (1984)

BELA TARR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  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 of the characters who … More Almanac of Fall (Öszi almanach) (1984)

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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 silly … More Breakin’ (1984)

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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 plays … More Dreamscape (1984)

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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, this … More American Dreamer (1984)

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Full Moon In Paris (Les Nuits De La Pleine Lune)

BBB (out of 5) Pascale Ogier plays an indecisive woman who lives in the suburbs with sporty, reliable Tchéky Karyo but feels the need to keep a pied-a-terre in the city.  She is up front with her boyfriend about this, insisting that she loves him but wants a piece of her life for herself, but director Eric Rohmer’s wry sense of … More Full Moon In Paris (Les Nuits De La Pleine Lune)

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Fear City

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Tom Berenger is terrific as a former boxer who acts as a companion to small-time New York City hood Jack Scalia in this stylish thriller by Abel Ferrara. Their business is running a talent agency that is actually a front for managing strippers, which comes under threat when a mysterious mad man begins … More Fear City

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Supergirl

BB.5 (out of 5) America’s favourite superhero actually comes from an entire race of superior beings, his one cousin a delightful young lady who comes to Earth when the power source for her planet, a tiny orb that spins in the palm of your hand, escapes her home and travels through the galaxy and lands in … More Supergirl

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