Salvador

OLIVER STONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1986.  Estudios Churubusco Azteca S.A., Hemdale.  Screenplay by Oliver Stone, Rick Boyle.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by Gerald Green, Oliver Stone.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Bruno Rubeo.  Costume Design by Kathryn Morrison.  Film Editing by Claire Simpson.  Academy Awards 1986.  Independent Spirit Awards 1986.  New York Film Critics Awards 1986.   Exceptional, invigorating…

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Down And Out In America

BBBBB (out of 5) Lee Grant examines the effect of the mid-80s recession on America’s population in various parts of the country: farmers who are fighting the loss of their land due to the disappearance of their industry, factory workers losing their jobs to manufacturing being moved overseas, and the newly homeless in Manhattan whose…

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Blue Velvet (1986)

DAVID LYNCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1986.  De Laurentiis Entertainment Group.  Screenplay by David Lynch.  Cinematography by Frederick Elmes.  Produced by Fred C. Caruso.  Music by Angelo Badalamenti.  Production Design by Patricia Norris.  Costume Design by Gloria Glynn.  Film Editing by Duwayne Dunham.  Academy Awards 1986.  Boston Film Critics Awards 1986.  Golden Globe Awards 1986.  Independent Spirit Awards 1986.  New York Film Critics…

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‘Crocodile’ Dundee (1986)

PETER FAIMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB Australia, 1986.  Rimfire Films.  Story by Paul Hogan, Screenplay by Paul Hogan, John Cornell, Ken Shadie.  Cinematography by Russell Boyd.  Produced by John Cornell.  Music by Peter Best.  Production Design by Graham ‘Grace’ Walker.  Costume Design by Norma Moriceau.  Film Editing by David Stiven.  Academy Awards 1986.  Golden Globe Awards 1986.   Beloved comedy that still has the same…

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The Morning After (1986)

SIDNEY LUMET Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1986.  American Filmworks, Lorimar Productions.  Screenplay by James Cresson.  Cinematography by Andrzej Bartkowiak.  Produced by Bruce Gilbert.  Music by Paul Chihara.  Production Design by Albert Brenner.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Joel Goodman.  Academy Awards 1986.   An alcoholic, once-famous actress (Jane Fonda) wakes up to find a murdered man lying next to her in…

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Stand By Me (1986)

ROB REINER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1986.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Act III, Act III Communications, The Body.  Screenplay by Raynold Gideon, Bruce A. Evans, based on the novella The Body by Stephen King.  Cinematography by Thomas Del Ruth.  Produced by Bruce A. Evans, Raynold Gideon, Andrew Scheinman.  Music by Jack Nitzsche.  Production Design by J. Dennis Washington.  Costume Design…

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My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)

STEPHEN FREARS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   United Kingdom, 1985.  Working Title Films, SAF Productions, Channel Four Films.  Screenplay by Hanif Kureishi.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Sarah Radcylffe.  Music by Ludus Tonalis.  Production Design by Hugo Luczyc-Wyhowski.  Costume Design by Lindy Hemming.  Film Editing by Mick Audsley.  Academy Awards 1986.  Independent Spirit Awards 1986.  National Board of Review Awards 1986. …

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The Fly (1986)

DAVID CRONENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1986.  SLM Production Group, Brooksfilms.  Screenplay by Charles Edward Pogue, David Cronenberg, based on the short story by George Langelaan.  Cinematography by Mark Irwin.  Produced by Stuart Cornfeld.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Carol Spier.  Costume Design by Denise Cronenberg.  Film Editing by Ronald Sanders.  Academy Awards 1986.  National Board of Review Awards 1986. …

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Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1986.  TriStar Pictures, Rastar Pictures, Zoetrope Studios, Delphi V Productions.   Screenplay by Jerry Leichtling, Arlene Sarner. Cinematography by Jordan Cronenweth.  Produced by Paul R. Gurian.  Music by John Barry.   Production Design by Dean Tavoularis.  Costume Design by Theadora Van Runkle. Film Editing by Barry Malkin.  Academy Awards 1986.  Golden Globe Awards…

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The Color Of Money (1986)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1986.  Touchstone Pictures, Silver Screen Partners II.  Screenplay by Richard Price, based on the novel by Walter Tevis.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.  Produced by Irving Axelrad, Barbara De Fina.  Music by Robbie Robertson.  Production Design by Boris Leven.  Costume Design by Richard Bruno.  Film Editing by Thelma Schoonmaker.  Academy Awards 1986.  Golden Globe Awards 1986.  National Board…

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A Room With A View (1985)

JAMES IVORY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1985.  Goldcrest Films International, National Film Finance Corporation, Curzon Film Distributors, Film Four International, Merchant Ivory Productions.  Screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, based on the novel by E.M. Forster.  Cinematography by Tony Pierce-Roberts.  Produced by Ismail Merchant. Music by Richard Robbins.  Production Design by Brian Ackland-Snow, Gianni Quaranta.  Costume Design by…

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Heartbreak Ridge (1986)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1986.  Jay Weston Productions, The Malpaso Company. Screenplay by James Carabatsos.  Cinematography by Jack N. Green.  Produced by Clint Eastwood.  Music by Lennie Niehaus.  Production Design by Edward C. Carfagno.  Costume Design by Glenn Wright.  Film Editing by Joel Cox.  Academy Awards 1986. Clint at his grizzled best as a survivor of many wars, now assigned to…

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