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Saturday, March 27, 2010

1980

TOP TIER:
Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession (Nicolas Roeg)
Berlin Alexanderplatz (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
The Big Red One (Samuel Fuller)
Cruising (William Friedkin)
Dressed to Kill (Brian De Palma)
Every Man for Himself (Jean-Luc Godard)
Grown-Ups (Mike Leigh)
Hardly Working (Jerry Lewis)
Heaven's Gate (Michael Cimino)
The Long Riders (Walter Hill)
Manila By Night (Ishmael Bernal)
Out of the Blue (Dennis Hopper)
Raging Bull (Martin Scorsese)
The Shining (Stanley Kubrick)
Zigeunerweisen (Seijun Suzuki)


ESSENTIAL VIEWING:
Altered States (Ken Russell)
Amber Waves (Joseph Sargent)
American Gigolo (Paul Schrader)
Asphalt Night (Peter Fratzcher)
Bona (Lino Brocka)*
Les bons debarras (Francis Mankiewicz)
Bronco Billy (Clint Eastwood)
Carny (Robert Kaylor)
A Change in Seasons (Richard Lang)
The Competition (Joel Oliansky)
Confidence (Istvan Szabo)
Contract (Krzysztof Zanussi)
The Falls (Peter Greenaway)
La femme enfant (Raphaele Billetdoux)
Gloria (John Cassavetes)
Happy Birthday Gemini (Richard Benner)
Heart Beat (John Byrum)
The Horse of Pride (Claude Chabrol)
Kastilyong Buhangin (Mario O'Hara)*
Kung-Fu (Janusz Kijowski)
The Legend of Tianyun Mountain (Xie Jin)
Loulou (Maurice Pialat)
Maniac (William Lustig)
Melvin and Howard (Jonathan Demme)
Mon oncle d'Amerique (Alain Resnais)
The Ninth Configuration (William Peter Blatty)
La petite sirene (Roger Andrieux)
Plein sud (Luc Beraud)
Popeye (Robert Altman)
Sam Marlow (Robert Day)
Snapshot Around the Family Table (Ada Pistiner)
Taxi Zum Klo (Frank Ripploh)
That Sinking Feeling (Bill Forsyth)
UFOria (John Binder)
Used Cars (Robert Zemeckis)
Le Voyage en Douce (Michel Deville)
A Week's Vacation (Bertrand Tavernier)

FURTHER INVESTIGATION:
It's My Turn (Claudia Weill)
Stardust Memories (Woody Allen)

* Review located offsite; author and review not affiliated with Unexamined Essentials in any way.

1 comment:

Noel Vera said...

Popeye should definitely be there.

1980s is a bumper crop for the Philippines. Manila By Night is Ishmael Bernal's Nashville, and masterpiece, Brocka came out with his indispensable Bona, but my personal favorite is Mario O'Hara's Kastilyong Buhangin which I can only describe as "George Cukor's A Star is Born meets Ringo Lam's Prison on Fire."