JACK SHOLDER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB. USA, 1985. New Line Cinema, Heron Communications, Smart Egg Pictures, Second Elm Street Venture. Screenplay by David Chaskin, based on characters created by Wes Craven. Cinematography by Jacques Haitkin, Christopher Tufty. Produced by Robert Shaye. Music by Christopher Young. Production Design by Gregg Fonseca. Costume Design by Gail Viola. Film Editing by Bob Brady, Arline Garson. Podcast: Bad … More A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985)
AKI KAURISMAKI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB. Finland, 1985. Villealfa Filmproduction Oy. Screenplay by Aki Kaurismaki. Cinematography by Timo Salminen. Produced by Aki Kaurismaki. Music by Aki Kaurismaki, Mikko Mattila, Jone Takamaki, Casablanca Vox. Costume Design by Susanna Laurola. Film Editing by Aki Kaurismaki, Raija Talvio. A group of men named Frank (and one non-Finnish speaker who is not) band together, united by … More Calamari Union (1985)
BBB.5 (out of 5) Jacques Rivette’s love of literature leads him to an adaptation of part of Emily Bronte’s oft-filmed novel, whose nature has yet to be captured accurately on screen. Updated to France in the 1930s, it concerns the affairs of beautiful and bratty Catherine as she is torn between the upwardly mobile marriage … More Wuthering Heights (Hurlevent)
BB (out of 5) Kids might enjoy this one, but adults will be bored silly. A family takes in a lost boy they find wandering in the wilderness with no recollection of his identity or his family. They start to notice that he has superb abilities for driving cars, flying jets and getting to REALLY high … More D.A.R.Y.L.
BBBB (out of 5) Fina Torres makes a notable debut with this deeply felt and passion-saturated film. Maria (Daniela Silverio) learns that her aunt Oriane has died and willed her the crumbling, remote hacienda that she lived in for decades. Visiting the property to prepare it for sale, Maria goes through her aunt’s books and … More Oriane (Oriana)
BB (out of 5) One of the worst sequels ever made to an excellent film, this messy adventure’s shaggy plot defies all description. Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner reunite as the adventurous couple who travel to the Middle East and get involved in the pursuit of a precious artifact known only as “the jewel of the Nile”. … More The Jewel Of The Nile
BB.5 (out of 5) Commonly known as the one where he fights the Russian. How many times does this underdog have to go the distance before we get the point? Sylvester Stallone has really overdone his most famous role by this point, a formulaic, by-the-numbers film that follows the paths of the equally forgettable sequels … More Rocky IV