The Loveless (1981)

KATHRYN BIGELOW, MONTY MONTGOMERY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1981.  Pioneer Films.  Screenplay by Kathryn Bigelow, Monty Montgomery.  Cinematography by Doyle Smith.  Produced by A. Kitman Ho, Grafton Nunes. Music by Robert Gordon.  Production Design by Lilly Kilvert.  Film Editing by Nancy Kanter. Toronto International Film Festival 1982.   Kathryn Bigelow makes her feature…

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Starstruck (1982)

GILLIAN ARMSTRONG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Australia, 1982.  The Australian Film Commission, Palm Beach Pictures.  Screenplay by Stephen MacLean.  Cinematography by Russell Boyd.  Produced by Richard Brennan, David Elfick.  Music by Jeff Burstin, Joe Camilleri, Tony Faehse, Paul Kelly, Sean Kelly, Mark Moffatt.  Production Design by Brian Thomson.  Costume Design by Luciana Arrighi, Terry Ryan.  Film Editing by Nicholas Beauman.  Toronto International Film Festival…

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Muddy River (1981)

KOHEI OGURI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Doro no Kawa Japan, 1981.  Kimura Productions.  Screenplay by Takako Shigemori, based on the novel by Teru Miyamoto.  Cinematography by Shohei Ando.  Produced by Motoyasu Kimura.  Music by Kurodo Mori.  Production Design by Akira Naito.  Film Editing by Nobuo Ogawa.  Academy Awards 1981.  Toronto International Film Festival 1982. Imagine if Ozu had made his delicate…

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Smithereens (1982)

SUSAN SEIDELMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1982.  Domestic Productions.  Story by Susan Seidelman, Ron Nyswaner, Screenplay by Ron Nyswaner, Peter Askin.  Cinematography by Chirine El Khadem.  Produced by Susan Seidelman.  Music by Glenn Mercer, Bill Million.  Production Design by Franz Harland.  Costume Design by Alison Lances.  Film Editing by Susan Seidelman.  Cannes Film Festival 1982.   Susan Seidelman will forever be remembered for…

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Tempest (1982)

BB (out of 5) Bloated, self-important near-adaptation of Shakespeare’s play in a modern setting, with John Cassavetes as an architect who has disturbing, prophetic dreams about his family. Fed up with his difficult home life with his wife (Gena Rowlands) and sick of his job working as an architect for a ruthless millionaire (Vittorio Gassman), Cassavetes…

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A Question Of Silence (1982)

MARLEEN GORRIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   Original title:  De Stilte Rond Christine M. The Netherlands, 1982.  Sigma Film Productions.  Screenplay by Marleen Gorris.  Cinematography by Frans Bromet.  Produced by Matthijs van Heijningen.  Music by Lodewijk de Boer,Martijn Hasebos.  Production Design by Harry Ammerlaan.  Costume Design by Jany Temime.  Film Editing by Hans van Dongen.  Toronto International Film Festival 1982. Stunning political thriller with a…

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Veronika Voss

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original title:  Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss West Germany, 1982.  Laura Film, Tango Film, Rialto Film, Trio Film, Maran Film, Süddeutscher Rundfunk.  Screenplay by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Pea Fröhlich, Peter Märthesheimer.  Cinematography by Xaver Schwarzenberger.  Produced by Thomas Schuhly, Bertram Vetter.  Music by Peer Raben.  Production Design by Rolf Zehetbauer.  Costume Design by Barbara Baum.  Film…

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Identification Of A Woman (Identificazione Di Una Donna) (1982)

MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Italy/France, 1982.  Iterfilm, Gaumont, Rai 2.  Story by Michelangelo Antonioni, Screenplay by Michelangelo Antonioni, Gerard Brach, collaboration with Tonino Guerra.  Cinematography by Carlo Di Palma.  Produced by Antonio Macri, Giorgio Nocella.  Music by John Foxx.  Production Design by Andrea Crisanti.  Costume Design by Paola Comencini.  Film Editing by Michelangelo Antonioni.  Cannes Film Festival 1982. Absorbing, passionate…

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