Old Enough (1984)

MARISA SILVER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 USA, 1984. Silver Films. Screenplay by Marisa Silver. Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus. Produced by Dina Silver. Music by Julian Marshall. Production Design by Jeffrey Townsend. Costume Design by Teri Kane. Film Editing by Mark Burns. Lonnie (Sarah Boyd) is approaching her teens and lives in a fancy…

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The Company of Wolves (1984)

NEIL JORDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1984.  Incorporated Television Company, Palace Pictures.   Screenplay by Angela Carter, Neil Jordan, based on the story by Angela Carter, and the story Petit Chaperon Rouge by Charles Perrault.   Cinematography by Bryan Loftus.  Produced by Chris Brown, Stephen Woolley.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by…

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Full Moon In Paris (1984)

ERIC ROHMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Les Nuits De La Pleine Lune France, 1984.  Les Films du Losange, Les Films Ariane.  Screenplay by Eric Rohmer.  Cinematography by Renato Berta.  Produced by Margaret Menegoz.  Music by Jacno, Elli Medeiros.  Production Design by Pascale Ogier.  Costume Design by Pascale Ogier.  Film Editing by Cecile Decugis.   Pascale Ogier plays an indecisive woman who lives…

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Before Stonewall (1984)

GRETA SCHILLER, ROBERT ROSENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1984.  Before Stonewall Inc., Center for the Study of Filmed History, Alternative Media Information Center.  Cinematography by Cathy Zheutlin, Jan Kraepelin, Sandi Sissel.  Produced by Robert Rosenberg, Greta Schiller.  Film Editing by Bill Daughton.   Thought-provoking documentary about the life and culture of gays and lesbians in America before the…

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All Of Me (1984)

CARL REINER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1984.  Kings Road Entertainment.  Screenplay by Phil Alden Robinson, adaptation by Henry Olek, based on the novel Me Two by Edwin Davis.  Cinematography by Richard H. Kline.  Produced by Stephen J. Friedman.  Music by Patrick Williams.  Production Design by Edward C. Carfagno.  Costume Design by Ray Summers.  Film Editing by Bud Molin.   Among…

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Another Country (1984)

MAREK KANIEVSKA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1984.  Goldcrest Films International, National Film Finance Corporation.  Screenplay by Julian Mitchell, based on his play.  Cinematography by Peter Biziou.  Produced by Alan Marshall.  Music by Michael Storey.  Production Design by Brian Morris.  Costume Design by Penny Rose.  Film Editing by Gerry Hambling.   Absorbing drama that looks into a fictionalized account of the…

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Swann In Love (1984)

VOLKER SCHLONDORFF Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   Original title:  Un Amour De Swann France/West Germany, 1984.  Gaumont, S.F.P.C., Bioskop Film, Les Films du Losange, France 3 Cinema, Ministere de la Culture, Nicole Stephane Production, Westdeutscher Rundfunk.  Screenplay by Peter Brook, Jean-Claude Carriere, Marie-Helene Estienne, Volker Schlondorff, based on the novel by Marcel Proust.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced by Eberhard…

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Antonio Gaudi (1984)

HIROSHI TESHIGAHARA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Japan, 1984.  Teshigahara Productions, Toho. Cinematography by Junichi Segawa, Ryu Segawa, Yoshikazu Yanagida.  Produced by Noriko Nomura.  Music by Shinji Hori, Kurodo Mori, Toru Takemitsu.  Film Editing by Hiroshi Teshigahara, Eiko Yoshida.   Hiroshi Teshigahara takes his camera through Barcelona and films the magnificent, awe-inspiring architectural work of Antonio Gaudi, the unbounded artist…

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A Soldier’s Story (1984)

NORMAN JEWISON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1984.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Caldix.  Screenplay by Charles Fuller, based on his play A Soldier’s Play.  Cinematography by Russell Boyd.  Produced by Norman Jewison, Patrick J. Palmer, Ronald L. Schwary.  Music by Herbie Hancock.  Production Design by Walter Scott Herndon.  Costume Design by Tom Dawson.  Film Editing by Caroline Biggerstaff, Mark Warner.   Tense murder mystery…

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The Hit (1984)

STEPHEN FREARS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   United Kingdom, 1984.  Zenith Entertainment, Recorded Picture Company, Central Productions Ltd..  Screenplay by Peter Prince.  Cinematography by Mike Molloy.  Produced by Jeremy Thomas.  Music by Paco de Lucía.  Production Design by Andrew Sanders.  Costume Design by Marit Allen.  Film Editing by Mick Audsley.   British criminal Terence Stamp goes into witness protection in Spain after ratting on a…

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Blood Simple (1984)

JOEL COEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1984.  River Road Productions, Foxton Entertainment.  Screenplay by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen.  Cinematography by Barry Sonnenfeld.  Produced by Ethan Coen.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Jane Musky.  Costume Design by Sara Medina-Pape.  Film Editing by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Don Wiegmann.  The Coen Brothers got off to a great start with…

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Paris, Texas (1984)

WIM WENDERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  West Germany/France/United Kingdom, 1984.  Road Movies Filmproduktion, Argos Films, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Channel Four Films, Pro-ject Filmproduktion, Wim Wenders Stiftung.  Screenplay by Sam Shepard, adaptation by L.M. Kit Carson.  Cinematography by Robby Muller.  Produced by Anatole Dauman, Don Guest.  Music by Ry Cooder.  Production Design by Kate Altman.  Costume Design by Birgitta Bjerke.  Film Editing by Peter Przygodda.   Harry…

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