Death Watch (1980)

BERTRAND TAVERNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 Original Title: La Mort En Direct France/West Germany, 1980. Films A2, Gaumont International, Little Bear, Sara Films, Selta Films, Societe Francaise de Production, TV13 Filmproduktion. Screenplay by David Rayfiel, Bertrand Tavernier, Géza von Radványi, based on the novel by David Compton. Cinematography by Pierre-William Glenn. Produced by…

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Loving Couples (1980)

JACK SMIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1980.  Time Life Films.  Screenplay by Martin Donovan. Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop.  Produced by Renee Valente.  Music by Fred Karlin.  Production Design by Bill Harp.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge, Arnold Scaasi.  Film Editing by Frank J. Urioste.  Couple swapping is yet again the subject of a romantic comedy, and this one barely…

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Divine Madness (1980)

MICHAEL RITCHIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1980.  The Ladd Company.  Screenplay by Jerry Blatt, Bette Midler, Bruce Vilanch.  Cinematography by William A. Fraker.  Costume Design by Dorothy Baca, Robert De Mora.   The biggest problem with this exciting concert performance caught on film by director Michael Ritchie is just how dated it is: some of star Bette Midler‘s…

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Bad Timing (1980)

NICOLAS ROEG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 1980.  Recorded Picture Company, The Rank Organisation.  Screenplay by Yale Udoff.  Cinematography by Anthony B. Richmond.  Produced by Jeremy Thomas.  Music by Richard Hartley.  Production Design by David Brockhurst.  Costume Design by Marit Allen.  Film Editing by Tony Lawson.   Art Garfunkel meets Theresa Russell at a party…

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Slow Motion (1980)

JEAN-LUC GODARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Sauve Qui Peut La Vie Alternate title:  Every Man For Himself France/Austria/West Germany/Switzerland, 1980.  Sara Films, MK2 Productions, Saga-Productions, Sonimage, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Télévision Suisse-Romande, Österreichischer Rundfunk.  Screenplay by Jean-Luc Godard, Anne-Marie Mieville.  Cinematography by Renato Berta, William Lubtchansky, Jean-Bernard Menoud.  Produced by Jean-Luc Godard, Alain Sarde.  Music by Gabriel…

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Resurrection (1980)

DANIEL PETRIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1980.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by  Lewis John Carlino.  Cinematography by Mario Tosi.  Produced by Renee Missel, Howard Rosenman.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Paul Sylbert.  Costume Design by Margo Baxley, Lorry Richter.  Film Editing by Rita Roland.   Following a near-death experience in a car accident, one which claims the life of her husband, Ellen…

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Loulou (1980)

MAURICE PIALAT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France, 1980.  Action Films, Gaumont.  Scenario by Arlette Langmann, adaptation and dialogue by Arlette Langmann, Maurice Pialat.  Cinematography by Pierre-William Glenn, Jacques Loiseleux.  Produced by Yves Gasser, Klaus Hellwig.  Production Design by Alain Alitbol, Max Berto, Jean-Pierre Sarrazin.  Costume Design by Dorothee Nonn.  Film Editing by Yann Dedet.   Gerard…

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