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Birth Decade Challenge
1. Plaff! (1988)
2. Uninvited (1988)
3. The Believers (1987)
4. Before Stonewall (1984)
5. Heat and Sunlight (1987)
6. Living on the Edge (1987)
7. Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
8. Burden of Dreams (1982)
9. A British Picture (1989)
10. Savage Streets (1984)
11. ¡Vampiros en La Habana! (1985)
12. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
13. Atrapados (1981)
14. Tango Bar (1987)
15. Die Hard (1988) REVISION
16. Cecilia (1982)
17. Amada (1985)
18. Stakeout (1987)
19. The Initiation (1984)
20. Ruthless People (1986) REVISION
21. Personal Services (1987)
22. Coming to America (1988)
23. A Fish Called Wanda (1988) REVISION

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Without doubt the funniest film ever made about killing innocent dogs and giving old ladies heart attacks, A Fish Called Wanda still feels as fresh as ever after eight viewings. In fact, it actually takes a couple of viewings to really get what the film is about. Ostensibly, it is about Brits versus Americans and their mutual contempt, but there also some complex character dynamics going on regarding trust and deception. And Maria Aitken is just awesome.
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95. Sleepaway Camp (1983) - 6/10
96. April Fool's Day (1986) - 5/10
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06. 2.5* - A View to a Kill by John Glen (1985)

Roger Moore's final Bond film. Long overdue if you ask me, Moore's really too old here, which doesn't do A View to a Kill any favors. It's definitely not the film's only problem, but if you want to do a suave secret agent adventure then you need a charismatic lead, not someone who looks like he'd need a stunt double for scenes that involve running around. Bond is after a microchip manufacturer. The latest chips are shielded from electromagnetic influence, which gives them a key advantage, but somehow the Russians have gotten their hands on the exact same technology. Bond assumes the manufacturer is behind the leak and starts his investigation by tracking him. Walken is a mediocre bad guy and Grace Jones is a little awkward, but the pacing is solid, the set pieces are fun and there are some neat/funny action scenes (the horse race is pretty hilarious). It's a bit long at 130 minutes, but overall, it's a decent though somewhat inconspicuous Bond film.

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07. 2.0* - Black Rain [Kuroi Ame] by Shôhei Imamura (1989)

Imamura's Hiroshima-based drama deals with some dark and tough topics, but it would've benefited greatly from more subdued performances. For a drama, it's way too loud and heavy-handed. It seems to be a returning factor in Imamura's films, so maybe he's just not my kind of director. Yasuko is present on the day of the Hiroshima bombing. She witnesses the event from afar, but gets exposed to the "black rain", which is heavily contaminated. She returns to her village, where she is shunned by the other villagers. Her guardians try to set up a marriage for Yasuko, but they have trouble finding any men who are interested. The stark black and white cinematography is definitely appropriate, but it makes the film look older than it really is. The village drama isn't all that interesting and the performances are too over-the-top, making it hard to get really into the film. There's definitely potential here, but Imamura's direction doesn't really do the topic any justice.
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01. 1.0* - Histoire(s) du Cinéma by Jean-Luc Godard (1989)
02. 1.0* - The Dead by John Huston (1987)
03. 1.5* - For Your Eyes Only by John Glen (1981)
04. 2.5* - Octopussy by John Glen (1983)
xx. 1.5* - Illusions by Julie Dash (1982)
05. 3.0* - Planes, Trains & Automobiles by John Hughes (1987)
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9. My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
A queer movie that makes its central gay relationship just one aspect of the plot rather than the centerpiece. Even now, thirty-five years later, I don't think there are many movies that do that. What we get instead is a coming-of-age drama steeped in swirling, interlinked narrative elements: South Asian immigration to Britain, social class, Thatcherite London. The filmmaking itself is a bit of a mess, unfortunately. The score is bad, and too many scenes are shot like a thriller for some reason.

10. Porky's (1981)
If you can get past the misogyny, this is a decent teen sex comedy. That's a big if.

11. Ballad of the Little Soldier (1984)
A Herzog documentary that's almost entirely reportage rather than reverie. The Sandinista-Somocista conflict here pulls the Miskito people into a civil war they didn't ask for, leading to the deployment of child soldiers as young as 10 years old. It's short but heartbreaking.

12. Steel Magnolias (1989)
Atrocious. Atrocious beyond explanation or elaboration. A degradation to the cinematic medium, the United States of America, and humanity itself.
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1. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
2. The Blues Brothers (1980)
3. Coming to America (1988)
4. The Dead (1987)
5. Nuovo Cinema Paradiso (1988)
6. Popeye (1980)
7. Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
8. Stripes (1981)
9. Shoah (1985)
10. Time of the Gypsies (1988)
11. Landscape in the Mist (1988)
12. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
13. Comfort and Joy (1984)
14. When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
15. Conan the Barbarian (1982)
16. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
17. Local Hero (1983)
18. Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
19. The Killing Fields (1984)
20. Porky's (1981)
21. Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
22. Neco z Alenky AKA Alice (1988)
23. Polyester (1981)
24. Kuroi ame AKA Black Rain (1989)
25. The Fly (1986)
26. A Christmas Story (1983)
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43. Love Streams (1984, Cassavetes) 7/10
44. O-bi, O-ba - Koniec cywilizacji (1985) 6/10
45. Der Ball (1982, Seidl) 5/10
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1. Smooth Talk (1985, Sundance) 7/10
2. Heat and Sunlight (1987, Sundance) 6/10
3. Jezioro Bodenskie (1986, Golden Leopard) 4/10
4. O Bobo (1987, Golden Leopard) 5/10
5. Hamlet Goes Business (1987, Kaurismäki) 8/10
6. The Legend of Suram Fortress (1985, Parajanov) 5/10
7. Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988, Coppola) 6/10
8. The Grey Fox (1982) 6/10
9. Mur murs (1981, Varda) 8/10
10. Documenteur (1981, Varda) 7/10
11. Kung-fu master! (1988, Varda) 7/10
12. Hollywood Shuffle (1987) 7/10
13. Es ist nicht leicht, ein Gott zu sein (1989) 6/10
14. Fear City (1984, Ferrara) 7/10
15. Threads (1984) 7/10
16. For All Mankind (1989) 7/10
17. Trop belle pour toi (1989, Blier) 7/10
18. Roger & Me (1989) 5/10
19. Deutschland, bleiche Mutter (1980) 5/10
20. Glaube und Währung (1981, Herzog) 6/10
21. Burden of Dreams (1982) 8/10
22. Ballade vom kleinen Soldaten (1984, Herzog) 6/10
23. The Atomic Cafe (1982) 8/10
24. Wo die grünen Ameisen träumen (1984, Herzog) 7/10
25. Wodaabe - Die Hirten der Sonne. (1989, Herzog) 6/10
26. Maccheroni (1985, Scola) 7/10
27. Buddy Buddy (1981, Wilder) 6/10
28. Les années lumière (1981, Tanner) 7/10
29. De bruit et de fureur (1988) 6/10
30. Heimat: Fernweh 1/11 (1984)
31. Heimat: Die Mitte der Welt 2/11 (1984)
32. Heimat: Weihnacht wie noch nie 3/11 (1984)
33. Heimat: Reichshöhenstrasse 4/11 (1984)
34. Heimat: Auf und davon und zurück 5/11 (1984)
35. Heimat: Heimatfront 6/11 (1984)
36. Heimat: Die Liebe der Soldaten 7/11 (1984)
37. Heimat: Der Amerikaner 8/11 (1984)
38. Heimat: Hermännchen 9/11 (1984)
39. Heimat: Die stolzen Jahre 10/11 (1984)
40. Heimat: Das Fest der Lebenden und der Toten 11/11 (1984) => 8/10
41. Antonio Gaudi (1984, Teshigahara) 7/10
42. De Aanslag (1986) 6/10
43. Love Streams (1984, Cassavetes) 7/10
44. O-bi, O-ba - Koniec cywilizacji (1985) 6/10
45. Der Ball (1982, Seidl) 5/10
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1. Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti (1985) 5/10
2. La Operación (1982) 6/10
3. Demasiado miedo a la vida o Plaff (1988) 5/10
4. Rue Cases Nègres (1983) 7/10
5. El Salvador: el pueblo vencerá (1982) 7/10
6. ¡Vampiros en La Habana! (1985) 6/10
7. Vernon, Florida (1981) 5/10
8. Sans soleil (1983) 8/10
9. How to Get Ahead in Advertising (1989) 7/10
10. Cabra Marcado Para Morrer (1984) 8/10
11. Hasta cierto punto (1983) 5/10
12. Cartas del parque (1988) 5/10
13. Hamshahri (1983) 6/10
14. Tongues Untied (1989) 7/10
15. Images of the World and the Inscription of War (1989) 5/10
16. Jimi Plays Monterey (1986) 6/10
17. Insignificance (1985) 5/10
18. Cane Toads: An Unnatural History (1988) 7/10
19. Los refugiados de la cueva del muerto (1983) 4/10
20. Day of the Dead (1985) 7/10
21. Ballad of the Little Soldier (1984) 7/10
22. Abril: La trinchera del honor (1988) 7/10
23. The Dark Glow of the Mountains (1985) 4/10
24. La inútil muerte de mi socio Manolo (1989) 4/10
25. Herdsmen of the Sun (1989) 6/10
26. En tres y dos (1985) 5/10
27. The Atomic Cafe (1982) 8/10
28. Jane B. par Agnès V. (1988) 7/10
29. Huie's Predigt (1981) 5/10
30. Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco (1981) 10/10
31. The Times of Harvey Milk (1984) 8/10
32. Chile: Hasta Cuando? (1986) 7/10
33. La guerra necesaria (1980) 8/10
34. David Bowie: Serious Moonlight (1983) 6/10
35. A.K. (1985) 5/10
36. Tango Bar (1989) 5/10
37. De tal Pedro tal astilla (1987) 6/10
38. Los pájaros tirándole a la escopeta (1984) 5/10
39. La Batalla de Vieques (1986) 5/10
40. Vals de la Habana vieja (1988) 4/10
41. La bella del Alhambra (1989) 7/10
42. La gran fiesta (1986) 5/10
43. Gracias a Dios y a la revolución (1981) 6/10
44. Mur murs (1981) 5/10
45. Portrait of a '60% Perfect Man': Billy Wilder (1980) 6/10
46. Louie Bluie (1985) 7/10
47. Water and Power (1989) 6/10
48. Room 666 (1982) 6/10
49. God's Angry Man (1981) 5/10
50. Clandestinos (1988) 7/10
51. Mer dare (1983) 7/10
52. Homework (1989) 6/10
53. Plácido (1986) 6/10
54. Bye Bye Brasil (1980) 7/10
55. Techo de vidrio (1981) 7/10
56. John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band: Sweet Toronto (1988) 4/10
57. Altered States (1980) 6/10
58. ¡Patakín! quiere decir ¡fábula! (1985) 5/10
59. Fitzcarraldo (1982) 8/10
60. Heimat - Eine Chronik in elf Teilen (1984) – Ep. 4
61. Heimat - Eine Chronik in elf Teilen (1984) – Ep. 5
62. Heimat - Eine Chronik in elf Teilen (1984) – Ep. 6
63. Capablanca (1987) 7/10
64. Papeles secundarios (1989) 5/10
65. Burden of Dreams (1982) 8/10
66. Antonio Gaudí (1984) 7/10
67. Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988) 5/10
68. El corazón sobre la tierra (1984) 7/10
69. ¡Átame! (1989) 7/10
70. Sweetie (1989) 7/10
71. White Dog (1982) 6/10
72. The Woman Next Door (1981) 8/10
73. Lejanía (1986) 6/10
74. Heimat - Eine Chronik in elf Teilen (1984) – Ep. 7
75. Heimat - Eine Chronik in elf Teilen (1984) – Ep. 8
76. Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982) 5/10
77. Documenteur (1981) 5/10
78. Crimewave (1985) 5/10
79. Pra Frente, Brasil (1982) 7/10
80. Made in Britain (1982) 8/10
81. Powaqqatsi (1988) 8/10
82. Una novia para David (1987) 6/10
83. Society (1989) 7/10
84. Roger & Me (1989) 8/10
85. Cobra Verde (1987) 6/10
86. Une histoire de vent (1988) 4/10
87. Se permuta (1985) 5/10
88. Shadows in Paradise (1986) 7/10
89. First Graders (1984) 5/10
90. Notebook on Cities and Clothes (1989) 5/10
91. Alice (1988) 8/10
92. Heimat - Eine Chronik in elf Teilen (1984) – Ep. 9
93. Heimat - Eine Chronik in elf Teilen (1984) – Ep. 10
94. Heimat - Eine Chronik in elf Teilen (1984) – Ep. 11
95. Reassemblage: From the Firelight to the Screen (1983) 4/10
96. Mariya (1988) 4/10
97. Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) - Ep. 1
98. Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) - Ep. 2
99. Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) - Ep. 3
100. Otra mujer (1986) 7/10
101. Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) - Ep. 4
102. Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) - Ep. 5
103. Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) - Ep. 6
104. Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) - Ep. 7
105. En nombre de Dios (1987) 8/10
106. Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) - Ep. 8
107. Gregory's Girl (1980) 8/10
108. Santa Sangre (1989) 7/10
109. Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) - Ep. 9
110. Angst (1983) 8/10
111. The Color Purple (1985) 8/10
112. Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) - Ep. 10
113. Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) - Ep. 11
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90. Mischief (1985)
91. Fraternity Vacation (1985)
92. Where the Boys Are (1984)
93. School Spirit (1985)

Besides the nostalgia factor, these movies are not good. As I watch some I start to have memories of seeing them on Skinamax as a youth.
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Birth Decade Challenge
1. Plaff! (1988)
2. Uninvited (1988)
3. The Believers (1987)
4. Before Stonewall (1984)
5. Heat and Sunlight (1987)
6. Living on the Edge (1987)
7. Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
8. Burden of Dreams (1982)
9. A British Picture (1989)
10. Savage Streets (1984)
11. ¡Vampiros en La Habana! (1985)
12. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
13. Atrapados (1981)
14. Tango Bar (1987)
15. Die Hard (1988) REVISION
16. Cecilia (1982)
17. Amada (1985)
18. Stakeout (1987)
19. The Initiation (1984)
20. Ruthless People (1986) REVISION
21. Personal Services (1987)
22. Coming to America (1988)
23. A Fish Called Wanda (1988) REVISION
24. The Cannonball Run (1981)

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This mostly focuses on Burt Reynolds and Dom DeLuise and while their idea of driving in a fake ambulance to avoid being pulled over is nifty, their kidnapping of a young woman as part of their plan feels in poor taste. Far more interesting is Roger Moore playing an exaggerated version of himself and driving a Bond car. Jackie Chan also many fun moments with some radical inventions in his car, though why he is cast as a Japanese character is never clear.
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97. Avanti popolo (1986) - 6/10
98. Images of the World and the Inscription of War (1989) - 7/10
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3. Dressed to Kill (Brian De Palma, 1980) 9/10
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1. Sleepwalk (Sara Driver, 1986) 5/10
2. Family Viewing (Atom Egoyan, 1987) 4/10
3. Dressed to Kill (Brian De Palma, 1980) 9/10
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8. Police Story (1985, Chan/Chen) 7
9. The Killing Fields (1984, Joffé) 6
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3. Trading Places (1983) 116 min.
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1. Jimi Plays Monterey (1986) * 49 min.
2. Happy Din Don (1986) * 90 min.
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maxwelldeux wrote: December 24th, 2020, 10:13 pm
3. Die Hard (1988)
In this intimate portrayal of a family-oriented business, a well-liked CEO faces hostile elements trying to take over his business. Unfortunately, despite his best efforts, he is unsuccessful, and ends up dying hard. Two of his best employees step up to the table in his absence, trying to lead the company and all the employees out of this distress. Sadly, one of them also dies hard. In the end, this touching film wins over the hearts and minds of its audience, making them feel the true meaning of Christmas.
I feel that my husband's review of the Christmas tragedy Die Hard is very misleading and I must set the record straight. Die Hard is actually the intimate portrayal of a brilliant Ocean's 11-type heist that was that was undermined by an obnoxious, sexist, unwanted New York police officer. The hero of the epic tale, Hans Gruber, and his crew of handsome European hair models set out to teach the corrupt Nakatomi Corporation a lesson about the evils of capitalistic greed. This company was truly vile. Forcing their female employees to change their last names so they appear to be single, viable sexual objects at work. Promoting drug and alcohol use at company-sponsored events. And, worst of all--forcing all of their North American employees to stay late at work on Christmas Eve when they should have been home with their families. Hans had a moral obligation to raid their vault and use the proceeds to prop up the economy of a small Caribbean nation. Sadly, this great humanitarian's plans were thwarted. As Hans fell from the 31st floor of Nakatomi tower, tears came to my eyes. The film got its name from these final tragic moments when the audience hears our hero's body hit the cement, hard and we know in our hearts, he did indeed, die hard. :P
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The decade that produced the greatest living human
1. The Decline of Western Civilization (1981)
2. Not a Love Story: A Film About Pornography (1981)
3. Die Hard (1988)
4. Scrooged (1988)
This was a beautiful mess. Fun sets and great to see A Christmas Carol come alive as a comedy, but this didn't come together well. Some funny moments and tons of absurdity, just lacking heart and coherence.
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3. Dune (David Lynch, 1984) [Rewatch] 7+
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1. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
2. The Blues Brothers (1980)
3. Coming to America (1988)
4. The Dead (1987)
5. Nuovo Cinema Paradiso (1988)
6. Popeye (1980)
7. Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
8. Stripes (1981)
9. Shoah (1985)
10. Time of the Gypsies (1988)
11. Landscape in the Mist (1988)
12. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
13. Comfort and Joy (1984)
14. When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
15. Conan the Barbarian (1982)
16. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
17. Local Hero (1983)
18. Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
19. The Killing Fields (1984)
20. Porky's (1981)
21. Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
22. Neco z Alenky AKA Alice (1988)
23. Polyester (1981)
24. Kuroi ame AKA Black Rain (1989)
25. The Fly (1986)
26. A Christmas Story (1983)
27. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
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Repeat viewing:3:Blackadder's Christmas Carol (1988 TV Movie. 45 Mins.) 10.

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46. I Want to Go Home (1989, Resnais) 4/10
47. Moy drug Ivan Lapshin (1985) 6/10
48. The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter (1980) 6/10
49. Not a Love Story: A Film About Pornography (1981) 5/10
50. The Thin Blue Line (1988) 7/10
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1. Smooth Talk (1985, Sundance) 7/10
2. Heat and Sunlight (1987, Sundance) 6/10
3. Jezioro Bodenskie (1986, Golden Leopard) 4/10
4. O Bobo (1987, Golden Leopard) 5/10
5. Hamlet Goes Business (1987, Kaurismäki) 8/10
6. The Legend of Suram Fortress (1985, Parajanov) 5/10
7. Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988, Coppola) 6/10
8. The Grey Fox (1982) 6/10
9. Mur murs (1981, Varda) 8/10
10. Documenteur (1981, Varda) 7/10
11. Kung-fu master! (1988, Varda) 7/10
12. Hollywood Shuffle (1987) 7/10
13. Es ist nicht leicht, ein Gott zu sein (1989) 6/10
14. Fear City (1984, Ferrara) 7/10
15. Threads (1984) 7/10
16. For All Mankind (1989) 7/10
17. Trop belle pour toi (1989, Blier) 7/10
18. Roger & Me (1989) 5/10
19. Deutschland, bleiche Mutter (1980) 5/10
20. Glaube und Währung (1981, Herzog) 6/10
21. Burden of Dreams (1982) 8/10
22. Ballade vom kleinen Soldaten (1984, Herzog) 6/10
23. The Atomic Cafe (1982) 8/10
24. Wo die grünen Ameisen träumen (1984, Herzog) 7/10
25. Wodaabe - Die Hirten der Sonne. (1989, Herzog) 6/10
26. Maccheroni (1985, Scola) 7/10
27. Buddy Buddy (1981, Wilder) 6/10
28. Les années lumière (1981, Tanner) 7/10
29. De bruit et de fureur (1988) 6/10
30. Heimat: Fernweh 1/11 (1984)
31. Heimat: Die Mitte der Welt 2/11 (1984)
32. Heimat: Weihnacht wie noch nie 3/11 (1984)
33. Heimat: Reichshöhenstrasse 4/11 (1984)
34. Heimat: Auf und davon und zurück 5/11 (1984)
35. Heimat: Heimatfront 6/11 (1984)
36. Heimat: Die Liebe der Soldaten 7/11 (1984)
37. Heimat: Der Amerikaner 8/11 (1984)
38. Heimat: Hermännchen 9/11 (1984)
39. Heimat: Die stolzen Jahre 10/11 (1984)
40. Heimat: Das Fest der Lebenden und der Toten 11/11 (1984) => 8/10
41. Antonio Gaudi (1984, Teshigahara) 7/10
42. De Aanslag (1986) 6/10
43. Love Streams (1984, Cassavetes) 7/10
44. O-bi, O-ba - Koniec cywilizacji (1985) 6/10
45. Der Ball (1982, Seidl) 5/10
46. I Want to Go Home (1989, Resnais) 4/10
47. Moy drug Ivan Lapshin (1985) 6/10
48. The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter (1980) 6/10
49. Not a Love Story: A Film About Pornography (1981) 5/10
50. The Thin Blue Line (1988) 7/10
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1. Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti (1985) 5/10
2. La Operación (1982) 6/10
3. Demasiado miedo a la vida o Plaff (1988) 5/10
4. Rue Cases Nègres (1983) 7/10
5. El Salvador: el pueblo vencerá (1982) 7/10
6. ¡Vampiros en La Habana! (1985) 6/10
7. Vernon, Florida (1981) 5/10
8. Sans soleil (1983) 8/10
9. How to Get Ahead in Advertising (1989) 7/10
10. Cabra Marcado Para Morrer (1984) 8/10
11. Hasta cierto punto (1983) 5/10
12. Cartas del parque (1988) 5/10
13. Hamshahri (1983) 6/10
14. Tongues Untied (1989) 7/10
15. Images of the World and the Inscription of War (1989) 5/10
16. Jimi Plays Monterey (1986) 6/10
17. Insignificance (1985) 5/10
18. Cane Toads: An Unnatural History (1988) 7/10
19. Los refugiados de la cueva del muerto (1983) 4/10
20. Day of the Dead (1985) 7/10
21. Ballad of the Little Soldier (1984) 7/10
22. Abril: La trinchera del honor (1988) 7/10
23. The Dark Glow of the Mountains (1985) 4/10
24. La inútil muerte de mi socio Manolo (1989) 4/10
25. Herdsmen of the Sun (1989) 6/10
26. En tres y dos (1985) 5/10
27. The Atomic Cafe (1982) 8/10
28. Jane B. par Agnès V. (1988) 7/10
29. Huie's Predigt (1981) 5/10
30. Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco (1981) 10/10
31. The Times of Harvey Milk (1984) 8/10
32. Chile: Hasta Cuando? (1986) 7/10
33. La guerra necesaria (1980) 8/10
34. David Bowie: Serious Moonlight (1983) 6/10
35. A.K. (1985) 5/10
36. Tango Bar (1989) 5/10
37. De tal Pedro tal astilla (1987) 6/10
38. Los pájaros tirándole a la escopeta (1984) 5/10
39. La Batalla de Vieques (1986) 5/10
40. Vals de la Habana vieja (1988) 4/10
41. La bella del Alhambra (1989) 7/10
42. La gran fiesta (1986) 5/10
43. Gracias a Dios y a la revolución (1981) 6/10
44. Mur murs (1981) 5/10
45. Portrait of a '60% Perfect Man': Billy Wilder (1980) 6/10
46. Louie Bluie (1985) 7/10
47. Water and Power (1989) 6/10
48. Room 666 (1982) 6/10
49. God's Angry Man (1981) 5/10
50. Clandestinos (1988) 7/10
51. Mer dare (1983) 7/10
52. Homework (1989) 6/10
53. Plácido (1986) 6/10
54. Bye Bye Brasil (1980) 7/10
55. Techo de vidrio (1981) 7/10
56. John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band: Sweet Toronto (1988) 4/10
57. Altered States (1980) 6/10
58. ¡Patakín! quiere decir ¡fábula! (1985) 5/10
59. Fitzcarraldo (1982) 8/10
60. Heimat - Eine Chronik in elf Teilen (1984) – Ep. 4
61. Heimat - Eine Chronik in elf Teilen (1984) – Ep. 5
62. Heimat - Eine Chronik in elf Teilen (1984) – Ep. 6
63. Capablanca (1987) 7/10
64. Papeles secundarios (1989) 5/10
65. Burden of Dreams (1982) 8/10
66. Antonio Gaudí (1984) 7/10
67. Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988) 5/10
68. El corazón sobre la tierra (1984) 7/10
69. ¡Átame! (1989) 7/10
70. Sweetie (1989) 7/10
71. White Dog (1982) 6/10
72. The Woman Next Door (1981) 8/10
73. Lejanía (1986) 6/10
74. Heimat - Eine Chronik in elf Teilen (1984) – Ep. 7
75. Heimat - Eine Chronik in elf Teilen (1984) – Ep. 8
76. Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982) 5/10
77. Documenteur (1981) 5/10
78. Crimewave (1985) 5/10
79. Pra Frente, Brasil (1982) 7/10
80. Made in Britain (1982) 8/10
81. Powaqqatsi (1988) 8/10
82. Una novia para David (1987) 6/10
83. Society (1989) 7/10
84. Roger & Me (1989) 8/10
85. Cobra Verde (1987) 6/10
86. Une histoire de vent (1988) 4/10
87. Se permuta (1985) 5/10
88. Shadows in Paradise (1986) 7/10
89. First Graders (1984) 5/10
90. Notebook on Cities and Clothes (1989) 5/10
91. Alice (1988) 8/10
92. Heimat - Eine Chronik in elf Teilen (1984) – Ep. 9
93. Heimat - Eine Chronik in elf Teilen (1984) – Ep. 10
94. Heimat - Eine Chronik in elf Teilen (1984) – Ep. 11
95. Reassemblage: From the Firelight to the Screen (1983) 4/10
96. Mariya (1988) 4/10
97. Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) - Ep. 1
98. Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) - Ep. 2
99. Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) - Ep. 3
100. Otra mujer (1986) 7/10
101. Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) - Ep. 4
102. Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) - Ep. 5
103. Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) - Ep. 6
104. Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) - Ep. 7
105. En nombre de Dios (1987) 8/10
106. Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) - Ep. 8
107. Gregory's Girl (1980) 8/10
108. Santa Sangre (1989) 7/10
109. Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) - Ep. 9
110. Angst (1983) 8/10
111. The Color Purple (1985) 8/10
112. Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) - Ep. 10
113. Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) - Ep. 11
114. Clue (1985) 7/10
115. The Beyond (1981) 3/10
116. Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) - Ep. 12
117. Southern Comfort (1981) 5/10
118. The Grey Fox (1982) 8/10
119. The Howling (1981) 3/10
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Birth Decade Challenge
1. Plaff! (1988)
2. Uninvited (1988)
3. The Believers (1987)
4. Before Stonewall (1984)
5. Heat and Sunlight (1987)
6. Living on the Edge (1987)
7. Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
8. Burden of Dreams (1982)
9. A British Picture (1989)
10. Savage Streets (1984)
11. ¡Vampiros en La Habana! (1985)
12. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
13. Atrapados (1981)
14. Tango Bar (1987)
15. Die Hard (1988) REVISION
16. Cecilia (1982)
17. Amada (1985)
18. Stakeout (1987)
19. The Initiation (1984)
20. Ruthless People (1986) REVISION
21. Personal Services (1987)
22. Coming to America (1988)
23. A Fish Called Wanda (1988) REVISION
24. The Cannonball Run (1981)
25. The Dead Next Door (1989)

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Some of the practical effects are excellent here, from headless corpses that continues to move and spurt blood to severed tongues that continue to flap about on their own. The idea of a religious faction interested in protecting the zombies as one of the Lord's creatures is pretty innovative too. The vast majority of the film though is spent on standard zombie attacks and formulaic kills and attempted cures. None of the characters are well developed either.
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1. Huie's Sermon (1981 / Werner Herzog) 6/10
2. The Killing of America (1981 / Sheldon Renan; Leonard Schrader) 4/10
3. Minder: The Beer Hunter (1980 / Michael Dibb) 4/10
4. Moonwalker (1988 / Colin Chilvers) 4/10
5. This Week: Death on the Rock (1988) 6/10
6. World in Action: The Birmingham Six - Their Own Story (1991) 6/10
7. The Dark Glow of the Mountains (1985 / Werner Herzog) 7/10
8. Soviet Subversion of the Free World Press (1984) 8/10
9. A Wonderful Life (1989 / Christopher Sykes) 6/10
10. The Magus of Messkirch: Martin Heidegger (1989 / Ulrich Boehm, Rüdiger Safranski) 6/10
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4. Black Moon Rising (1986)

5a. Dirty Pair OVA: Prison Uprising. We Hate People With Grudges! (1987)
5b. Dirty Pair OVA: No Thanks! No Need For a Halloween Party (1987)
5c. Dirty Pair OVA: We're Not Afraid of Divine Judgment. It's Like Magic?! The God's Challenge (1987)

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1. Koyaanisqatsi (1982)
2. Water and Power (1989)
3. Stop Making Sense (1984)
4. Black Moon Rising (1986)
5a. Dirty Pair OVA: Prison Uprising. We Hate People With Grudges! (1987)
5b. Dirty Pair OVA: No Thanks! No Need For a Halloween Party (1987)
5c. Dirty Pair OVA: We're Not Afraid of Divine Judgment. It's Like Magic?! The God's Challenge (1987)
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adwest wrote: December 26th, 2020, 8:24 pm
maxwelldeux wrote: December 24th, 2020, 10:13 pm
3. Die Hard (1988)
In this intimate portrayal of a family-oriented business, a well-liked CEO faces hostile elements trying to take over his business. Unfortunately, despite his best efforts, he is unsuccessful, and ends up dying hard. Two of his best employees step up to the table in his absence, trying to lead the company and all the employees out of this distress. Sadly, one of them also dies hard. In the end, this touching film wins over the hearts and minds of its audience, making them feel the true meaning of Christmas.
I feel that my husband's review of the Christmas tragedy Die Hard is very misleading and I must set the record straight. Die Hard is actually the intimate portrayal of a brilliant Ocean's 11-type heist that was that was undermined by an obnoxious, sexist, unwanted New York police officer. The hero of the epic tale, Hans Gruber, and his crew of handsome European hair models set out to teach the corrupt Nakatomi Corporation a lesson about the evils of capitalistic greed. This company was truly vile. Forcing their female employees to change their last names so they appear to be single, viable sexual objects at work. Promoting drug and alcohol use at company-sponsored events. And, worst of all--forcing all of their North American employees to stay late at work on Christmas Eve when they should have been home with their families. Hans had a moral obligation to raid their vault and use the proceeds to prop up the economy of a small Caribbean nation. Sadly, this great humanitarian's plans were thwarted. As Hans fell from the 31st floor of Nakatomi tower, tears came to my eyes. The film got its name from these final tragic moments when the audience hears our hero's body hit the cement, hard and we know in our hearts, he did indeed, die hard. :P
I feel that the two previous reviews of the Christmas kammerspiel Die Hard are very misleading, and I must set the record straight. Die Hard is actually an exploration of the interactions between corporate architecture and the criminal networks (whether physical, social, or metaphorical) that depend on it. Taking a cue from Reyner Banham's Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies, this movie proposes a fifth ecology: that of the criminal demimonde. Sequestered within the labyrinthine confines of the modern office building, the Nakatomi Tower becomes a metaphor for the temptations and frustrations of transnational capitalism. Our hero, ostensibly a police officer but actually an urban explorer in disguise, encounters a series of environmental hazards -- a too long office table, air vents that are conveniently man-sized, a well-placed fire hose, glass that is not up to modern safety standards, an endless array of elevator shafts and stairways and locked doors. All of these hazards constitute the experience of 1980s urbanism as postmodern metaphor. The film got its name from the DieHard car batteries which serve a vital function by keeping the built-in stereo in a limousine going long after it should have run out of juice.
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Birth Decade Challenge
1. Plaff! (1988)
2. Uninvited (1988)
3. The Believers (1987)
4. Before Stonewall (1984)
5. Heat and Sunlight (1987)
6. Living on the Edge (1987)
7. Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
8. Burden of Dreams (1982)
9. A British Picture (1989)
10. Savage Streets (1984)
11. ¡Vampiros en La Habana! (1985)
12. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
13. Atrapados (1981)
14. Tango Bar (1987)
15. Die Hard (1988) REVISION
16. Cecilia (1982)
17. Amada (1985)
18. Stakeout (1987)
19. The Initiation (1984)
20. Ruthless People (1986) REVISION
21. Personal Services (1987)
22. Coming to America (1988)
23. A Fish Called Wanda (1988) REVISION
24. The Cannonball Run (1981)
25. The Dead Next Door (1989)
26. The Vidiot from UHF (1989)

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The narrative occasionally feels jumbled here with several skits intertwined with a competing stations main plot. The film is generally entertaining while it lasts though with all actors in great form. Kevin McCarthy is especially energetic as the chief villain of the piece, but then there is a young Michael Richards too with recognisable Kramer mannerisms, casts as a janitor who unexpectedly becomes a children's TV show sensation. Fun Dire Straits parody too.
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sol wrote: December 27th, 2020, 1:13 pm
Birth Decade Challenge
1. Plaff! (1988)
2. Uninvited (1988)
3. The Believers (1987)
4. Before Stonewall (1984)
5. Heat and Sunlight (1987)
6. Living on the Edge (1987)
7. Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
8. Burden of Dreams (1982)
9. A British Picture (1989)
10. Savage Streets (1984)
11. ¡Vampiros en La Habana! (1985)
12. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
13. Atrapados (1981)
14. Tango Bar (1987)
15. Die Hard (1988) REVISION
16. Cecilia (1982)
17. Amada (1985)
18. Stakeout (1987)
19. The Initiation (1984)
20. Ruthless People (1986) REVISION
21. Personal Services (1987)
22. Coming to America (1988)
23. A Fish Called Wanda (1988) REVISION
24. The Cannonball Run (1981)
25. The Dead Next Door (1989)
26. The Vidiot from UHF (1989)

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The narrative occasionally feels jumbled here with several skits intertwined with a competing stations main plot. The film is generally entertaining while it lasts though with all actors in great form. Kevin McCarthy is especially energetic as the chief villain of the piece, but then there is a young Michael Richards too with recognisable Kramer mannerisms, casts as a janitor who unexpectedly becomes a children's TV show sensation. Fun Dire Straits parody too.
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19. License to Kill (John Glen, 1989) 6.5/10
20. Fanny och Alexander - Fanny and Alexander (Ingmar Bergman, 1982) 8/10
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flavo5000 wrote: December 27th, 2020, 2:12 pm
sol wrote: December 27th, 2020, 1:13 pm
Birth Decade Challenge
1. Plaff! (1988)
2. Uninvited (1988)
3. The Believers (1987)
4. Before Stonewall (1984)
5. Heat and Sunlight (1987)
6. Living on the Edge (1987)
7. Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
8. Burden of Dreams (1982)
9. A British Picture (1989)
10. Savage Streets (1984)
11. ¡Vampiros en La Habana! (1985)
12. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
13. Atrapados (1981)
14. Tango Bar (1987)
15. Die Hard (1988) REVISION
16. Cecilia (1982)
17. Amada (1985)
18. Stakeout (1987)
19. The Initiation (1984)
20. Ruthless People (1986) REVISION
21. Personal Services (1987)
22. Coming to America (1988)
23. A Fish Called Wanda (1988) REVISION
24. The Cannonball Run (1981)
25. The Dead Next Door (1989)
26. The Vidiot from UHF (1989)

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The narrative occasionally feels jumbled here with several skits intertwined with a competing stations main plot. The film is generally entertaining while it lasts though with all actors in great form. Kevin McCarthy is especially energetic as the chief villain of the piece, but then there is a young Michael Richards too with recognisable Kramer mannerisms, casts as a janitor who unexpectedly becomes a children's TV show sensation. Fun Dire Straits parody too.
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94. Hamburger: The Motion Picture (1986)
95. Hot Resort (1985)
96. Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise (1987)
97. Paradise Motel (1985)
98. Secret Admirer (1985)
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99. Hairspray (1988) - 5/10
100. Hail Mary (1985) - 3/10
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4. Pauline at the Beach / Pauline à la plage (Éric Rohmer, 1983) [Rewatch] 6+>7+
5. Asterix in Britain / Astérix chez les Bretons (Pino Van Lamsweerde, 1986) 6
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blocho wrote: December 27th, 2020, 6:39 am
I feel that the two previous reviews of the Christmas kammerspiel Die Hard are very misleading, and I must set the record straight. Die Hard is actually an exploration of the interactions between corporate architecture and the criminal networks (whether physical, social, or metaphorical) that depend on it. Taking a cue from Reyner Banham's Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies, this movie proposes a fifth ecology: that of the criminal demimonde. Sequestered within the labyrinthine confines of the modern office building, the Nakatomi Tower becomes a metaphor for the temptations and frustrations of transnational capitalism. Our hero, ostensibly a police officer but actually an urban explorer in disguise, encounters a series of environmental hazards -- a too long office table, air vents that are conveniently man-sized, a well-placed fire hose, glass that is not up to modern safety standards, an endless array of elevator shafts and stairways and locked doors. All of these hazards constitute the experience of 1980s urbanism as postmodern metaphor. The film got its name from the DieHard car batteries which serve a vital function by keeping the built-in stereo in a limousine going long after it should have run out of juice.
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51. Vivement dimanche! (1983, Truffaut) 7/10
52. Cutter's Way (1981) 5/10
53. Los santos inocentes (1984, Camus) 8/10
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1. Smooth Talk (1985, Sundance) 7/10
2. Heat and Sunlight (1987, Sundance) 6/10
3. Jezioro Bodenskie (1986, Golden Leopard) 4/10
4. O Bobo (1987, Golden Leopard) 5/10
5. Hamlet Goes Business (1987, Kaurismäki) 8/10
6. The Legend of Suram Fortress (1985, Parajanov) 5/10
7. Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988, Coppola) 6/10
8. The Grey Fox (1982) 6/10
9. Mur murs (1981, Varda) 8/10
10. Documenteur (1981, Varda) 7/10
11. Kung-fu master! (1988, Varda) 7/10
12. Hollywood Shuffle (1987) 7/10
13. Es ist nicht leicht, ein Gott zu sein (1989) 6/10
14. Fear City (1984, Ferrara) 7/10
15. Threads (1984) 7/10
16. For All Mankind (1989) 7/10
17. Trop belle pour toi (1989, Blier) 7/10
18. Roger & Me (1989) 5/10
19. Deutschland, bleiche Mutter (1980) 5/10
20. Glaube und Währung (1981, Herzog) 6/10
21. Burden of Dreams (1982) 8/10
22. Ballade vom kleinen Soldaten (1984, Herzog) 6/10
23. The Atomic Cafe (1982) 8/10
24. Wo die grünen Ameisen träumen (1984, Herzog) 7/10
25. Wodaabe - Die Hirten der Sonne. (1989, Herzog) 6/10
26. Maccheroni (1985, Scola) 7/10
27. Buddy Buddy (1981, Wilder) 6/10
28. Les années lumière (1981, Tanner) 7/10
29. De bruit et de fureur (1988) 6/10
30. Heimat: Fernweh 1/11 (1984)
31. Heimat: Die Mitte der Welt 2/11 (1984)
32. Heimat: Weihnacht wie noch nie 3/11 (1984)
33. Heimat: Reichshöhenstrasse 4/11 (1984)
34. Heimat: Auf und davon und zurück 5/11 (1984)
35. Heimat: Heimatfront 6/11 (1984)
36. Heimat: Die Liebe der Soldaten 7/11 (1984)
37. Heimat: Der Amerikaner 8/11 (1984)
38. Heimat: Hermännchen 9/11 (1984)
39. Heimat: Die stolzen Jahre 10/11 (1984)
40. Heimat: Das Fest der Lebenden und der Toten 11/11 (1984) => 8/10
41. Antonio Gaudi (1984, Teshigahara) 7/10
42. De Aanslag (1986) 6/10
43. Love Streams (1984, Cassavetes) 7/10
44. O-bi, O-ba - Koniec cywilizacji (1985) 6/10
45. Der Ball (1982, Seidl) 5/10
46. I Want to Go Home (1989, Resnais) 4/10
47. Moy drug Ivan Lapshin (1985) 6/10
48. The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter (1980) 6/10
49. Not a Love Story: A Film About Pornography (1981) 5/10
50. The Thin Blue Line (1988) 7/10
51. Vivement dimanche! (1983, Truffaut) 7/10
52. Cutter's Way (1981) 5/10
53. Los santos inocentes (1984, Camus) 8/10
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Birth Decade Challenge
1. Plaff! (1988)
2. Uninvited (1988)
3. The Believers (1987)
4. Before Stonewall (1984)
5. Heat and Sunlight (1987)
6. Living on the Edge (1987)
7. Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
8. Burden of Dreams (1982)
9. A British Picture (1989)
10. Savage Streets (1984)
11. ¡Vampiros en La Habana! (1985)
12. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
13. Atrapados (1981)
14. Tango Bar (1987)
15. Die Hard (1988) REVISION
16. Cecilia (1982)
17. Amada (1985)
18. Stakeout (1987)
19. The Initiation (1984)
20. Ruthless People (1986) REVISION
21. Personal Services (1987)
22. Coming to America (1988)
23. A Fish Called Wanda (1988) REVISION
24. The Cannonball Run (1981)
25. The Dead Next Door (1989)
26. The Vidiot from UHF (1989)
27. We're Going to Eat You (1980)

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A Hong Kong action comedy with pronounced horror and thriller elements. It is an unusual genre mesh and the film is almost worth a look simply for its relative uniqueness. The choreography is also excellent with a particularly stunning fight involving one man hanging midair. The plot is, however, a mess with main character's investigations often sidelined for comical skits and fight scenes. Energy is never in short supply here but things do grow tiresome.
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26. A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy, by Woody Allen (1982) 8,5/10

Great dialogues, wonderful actors, a fantastic cinematography... The story is a light comedy, but the movie is a powerful comedy about friendship and lost opportunities.

27. Tandem, by Patrice Leconte (1987) 8/10

Great lines, Jean Rochefort at his best, a drive in the eighties french countryside, this was really enjoyable !

28. Parents, by Bob Balaban (1989) 5/10

Highly stylized horror story. I enjoy that we see things from the kid's point of view, but the style and elliptic tone annoyed me slightly...

29. Smooth Talk, by Joyce Chopra (1985) 7/10

A nice coming of age film, mostly noticeable by its revelation of Laura Dern's talent...

30. Monanieba, by Tengiz Abuladze (1984) 10/10

Very funny, very relevant, very deep, with great performances by the actors, but also a brilliant direction. What a surprise this great movie is. I'm impressed, and surprised that such themes could be addressed by russia during this period. I will seek more films directed by Abuladze.
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01. Vampire's kiss, by Robert Bierman (1988) 8/10
02. Cobra, by George P. Cosmatos (1986) 4/10
03. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, by Jeremiah Chechik (1989) 5,5/10
04. Nomads, by John Mc Tiernan (1985) 7,5/10
05. Zügürt Aga, by Nesli Çölgeçen (1985) 6,5/10
06. Night of the Comet, by Thom Eberhardt (1984) 7,5/10
07. Volver a empezar, by Jose Luis Garci (1982) 7,5/10
08. One from the Heart, by Francis Ford Coppola (1982) 4/10
09. Cannibal Ferox, by Umberto Lenzi (1981) 8/10
10. Cabra Marcado Para Morrer, by Eduardo Coutinho (1984) 7,5/10
11. Czlowiek z zelaza / Man of Iron, by Andrzej Wajda (1981) 7,5/10
12. Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters, by Paul Schrader (1985) 8,5/10
13. Waxwork, by Anthony Hickox (1988) 7,5/10
14. Dead & buried, by Gary Sherman (1981) 8/10 - Rewatch
15. Zhang bei / Lady Kung-fu, by Liu Chia-Liang (1981) 8/10
16. Tongues untied, by Marlon Riggs (1989) 7/10
17. Pumpkinhead, by Stan Winston (1988) 8/10
18. Tango & Cash, by Andrey Konchalovskiy (1989) 7,5/10
19. For all Mankind, by Al Reinert (1989) 8/10
20. Je vous salue, Marie, by Jean-Luc Godard (1985) 7/10
21. The Toxic Avenger Part II, by Michael Herz & Lloyd Kaufman 2/10
22. Canicule, by Yves Boisset (1984) 7/10
23. Le notti del terrore / Burial Ground, by Andrea Bianchi (1981) 7/10
24. Légitime violence, by Serge Leroy (1982) 8/10
25. Stop making sense, by Jonathan Demme (1984) 8,5/10
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1. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
2. The Blues Brothers (1980)
3. Coming to America (1988)
4. The Dead (1987)
5. Nuovo Cinema Paradiso (1988)
6. Popeye (1980)
7. Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
8. Stripes (1981)
9. Shoah (1985)
10. Time of the Gypsies (1988)
11. Landscape in the Mist (1988)
12. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
13. Comfort and Joy (1984)
14. When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
15. Conan the Barbarian (1982)
16. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
17. Local Hero (1983)
18. Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
19. The Killing Fields (1984)
20. Porky's (1981)
21. Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
22. Neco z Alenky AKA Alice (1988)
23. Polyester (1981)
24. Kuroi ame AKA Black Rain (1989)
25. The Fly (1986)
26. A Christmas Story (1983)
27. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
28. Raising Arizona (1987)
29. Heathers (1988)
30. Wall Street (1987)
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19. The House on Sorority Row (1982) 6
20. Midnight Run (1988) 9 (rewatch)
21. Amityville II: The Possession (1982) 4
22. Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988) 4+
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1. Vernon, Florida (1981) 6
2. Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984) 6
3. Shadows of the Mind (1980) 6
4. Mondo New York (1988) 7+
5. Berserker (1987) 4
6. Hei tai yang 731(1988) Man Behind the Sun 8
7. Fame (1980) 8+
8. The Lathe of Heaven (1980) 7
9. 36.15 code Père Noël (1989) Dial Code Santa Claus aka Game Over 7 (rewatch)
10. A Prayer for the Dying (1987) 6+
11. Bloody Birthday (1981) 6
12. Maniac Cop (1988) 7
13. Maximum Overdrive (1986) 3
14. Dèmoni 2... l'incubo ritorna (1986) 5
15. Stop Making Sense (1984) 8
16. D.O.A. (1980) 7
17. Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986) 6
18. Sien lui yau wan (1987) A Chinese Ghost Story 6
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10. 36.15 code Père Noël a.k.a. Deadly Games (1989)
An unusually resourceful, tech savvy kid is isolated in a big house on Christmas when a disgruntled malcontent attempts to break in, While his mother is trying to get home but keeps running into various obstacles to prevent her from doing so, the kid sets a series of traps using common household items and toys to thwart the villain's advances. No, this is not Home Alone although the director of this film did threaten a lawsuit against Chris Columbus and Fox for supposedly ripping it off to make Home Alone which he never followed through on. Honestly I'm not sure the director would've won his suit. While some basic plot elements are the same and Deadly Games did come out just one year before Home Alone, the tone is quite different between the two films. While Home Alone is pretty light wacky comedy with some sentimental elements mixed in, Deadly Games is, as its title alludes, a much darker, more menacing film. In particular, the scene that really kicks off the second half of the film involves the drifter, dressed as Santa, breaking into the house and murdering the kid's dog while the kid watches. It's a rough scene that lets the audience know that this dude is not messing around or some hapless burglar to be blowtorched and electrocuted. Another significant difference is that the kid isn't strictly alone. He has his old, nearly blind grandfather with him which actually adds another element of suspense. Not only does the kid have to worry about keeping himself alive, but he has to protect his near helpless grandpa as well. I liked this one quite a bit actually. It has a very visually distinct look to it with some surprisingly impressive cinematography at times and the sinister but still fun tone kept me engaged the whole time.

11. The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal (1985)
12. Countryman (1982)
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1. Monster Makeup (1989)
2. Diary (1983)
3. ¡Vampiros en La Habana! (1985)
4. Water and Power (1989)
5. Atrapados (1981)
6. Forest of Bliss (1986)
7. Chuyen tu te (1987)
8. The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle (1980)
9. Orgasmo nero (1980)
10. 36.15 code Père Noël a.k.a. Deadly Games (1989)
11. The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal (1985)
12. Countryman (1982)
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08. 1.0* - One Hundred Children Waiting for a Train [Cien Niños Esperando un Tren] by Ignacio Agüero (1988)

A documentary about the wonders of cinema, seen through the eyes of a group of about 100 Chilean kids who've never watched a film before. Each Saturday to go to a class where they learn about the technical background, about genres and actors. They watch and ultimately create their personal film. I'm not a big fan of art praising art, so this documentary wasn't really for me. I do like the initiative, it's nice to give these kids a chance to see something more of the world, but that doesn't make it necessarily fun to watch them do it, not does it mean that cinema is the best way to do it. In the end, there's not much of a point to this film. There's a million ways to stimulate kids' creativity, the focus on the history of cinema is something that would've irked me no end when I was a kid and the things that the kids have to say aren't all that interesting. But if you need something that tells you cinema is wholesome and good for humanity, you can't go wrong with this one.
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01. 1.0* - Histoire(s) du Cinéma by Jean-Luc Godard (1989)
02. 1.0* - The Dead by John Huston (1987)
03. 1.5* - For Your Eyes Only by John Glen (1981)
04. 2.5* - Octopussy by John Glen (1983)
xx. 1.5* - Illusions by Julie Dash (1982)
05. 3.0* - Planes, Trains & Automobiles by John Hughes (1987)
06. 2.5* - A View to a Kill by John Glen (1985)
07. 2.0* - Black Rain [Kuroi Ame] by Shôhei Imamura (1989)
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101. Funny Dirty Little War (1983) - 6/10
102. Full Moon in Paris (1984) - 6/10
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