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. Kathryn Bigelow makes her feature debut co-directing this stylish cult…

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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.   There would be…

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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.   Imagine if Ozu had made his delicate concoctions with a clear-eyed view of…

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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.   Susan Seidelman will forever be remembered for the indelible way…

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Tempest (1982)

PAUL MAZURSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 1982.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Paul Mazursky, Leon Capetanos, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by Paul Mazursky.  Music by Stomu Yamashta.  Production Design by Pato Guzman.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Donn Cambern.   Bloated, self-important near-adaptation of Shakespeare’s play in a modern setting,…

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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.   Stunning political thriller with a feminist bent, this is…

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Veronika Voss (1982)

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 (1982)

MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Identificazione Di Una Donna 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.  …

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