Creepers (1985)

DARIO ARGENTO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB Original Title: Phenomena Italy/Switzerland, 1985. DACFILM Rome. Story and Screenplay by Dario Argento, Franco Ferrini. Cinematography by Romano Albani. Produced by Dario Argento. Music by Simon Boswell, Goblin. Production Design by Maurizio Garrone, Nello Giorgetti, Luciano Spadoni, Umberto Turco. Costume Design by Giorgio Armani, Marina Malavasi, Patrizia…

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Trouble In Mind (1985)

ALAN RUDOLPH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 1985. Pfeiffer/Blocker Production, Embassy Home Entertainment. Screenplay by Alan Rudolph. Cinematography by Toyomichi Kurita. Produced by David Blocker, Carolyn Pfeiffer. Music by Mark Isham. Production Design by Steven Legler. Costume Design by Tracy Tynan. Film Editing by Tom Walls. Alan Rudolph plays freely with genre in…

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Smooth Talk (1985)

JOYCE CHOPRA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom/USA, 1985. American Playhouse, Goldcrest Films International, Nepenthe Productions, Palmyra Films. Screenplay by Tom Cole, based on the story Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been by Joyce Carol Oates. Cinematography by James Glennon. Produced by Martin Rosen. Music by Russ Kunkel, George Massenburg, Bill…

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The Black Cauldron (1985)

TED BERMAN, RICHARD RICH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB USA/United Kingdom, 1985. Walt Disney Pictures, Silver Screen Partners II, Walt Disney Animation Studios. Story by David Jonas, Vance Garry, Ted Berman, Richard Rich, Al Wilson, Roy Morita, Peter Young, Art Stevens, Joe Hale, addition dialogue by Rosemary Anne Sisson, Roy Edward Disney, additional story…

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Nomads (1985)

JOHN McTIERNAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 1985. Cinema VII, Producers Sales Organization. Screenplay by John McTiernan. Cinematography by Stephen Ramsey. Produced by Cassian Elwes, Elliott Kastner, George Pappas. Music by Bill Conti. Production Design by Marcia Hinds. Costume Design by Rhaz Zeisler. Film Editing by Michael John Bateman. Lesley-Anne Down plays an…

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Wetherby (1985)

DAVID HARE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  United Kingdom, 1985.  Film Four International, Greenpoint Films, Zenith Entertainment.  Screenplay by David Hare. Cinematography by Stuart Harris.   Produced by Simon Relph.  Music by Nick Bicât.  Production Design by Hayden Griffin.  Costume Design by Jane Greenwood, Lindy Hemming.  Film Editing by Chris Wimble.  Vanessa Redgrave is a…

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Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)

BARRY LEVINSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1985.  Amblin Entertainment, Industrial Light & Magic, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Chris Columbus, based on characters created by Arthur Conan Doyle.  Cinematography by Stephen Goldblatt.  Produced by Mark Johnson, Henry Winkler.  Music by Bruce Broughton.   Production Design by Norman Reynolds.  Costume Design by Raymond Hughes.  Film…

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Lifeforce (1985)

TOBE HOOPER Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  United Kingdom/USA, 1985.  Golan-Globus Productions, Easedram Limited, London-Cannon Films.  Screenplay by Dan O’Bannon, Don Jakoby, based on the novel by Colin Wilson.  Cinematography by Alan Hume.  Produced by Yoram Globus, Menahem Golan.  Music by Henry Mancini.  Production Design by John Graysmark.  Costume Design by Carin Hooper.  Film…

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A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985)

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. …

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Calamari Union (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…

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Wuthering Heights (1985)

JACQUES RIVETTE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  Hurlevent France, 1985.  La Cecilia, Renn Productions, Ministere de la Culture.  Screenplay by Pascal Bonitzer, Suzanne Schiffman, Jacques Rivette, dialogue by Pascal Bonitzer, based on the opening chapters of the novel by Emily Bronte.  Cinematography by Renato Berta.  Produced by Martine Marignac.  Production Design by Emmanuel de Chauvigny.  Costume Design by Laurence Struz.  Film Editing by…

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D.A.R.Y.L. (1985)

SIMON WINCER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1985.  Paramount Pictures, World Film Services.  Screenplay by David Ambrose, Allan Scott, Jeffrey Ellis.  Cinematography by Frank Watts.  Produced by John Heyman.  Music by Marvin Hamlisch.  Production Design by Alan Cassie.  Costume Design by Shay Cunliffe.  Film Editing by Adrian Carr. Kids might enjoy this one, but adults will be bored silly. A family takes in…

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