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Sunday, March 21, 2010

1982

TOP TIER:
Le beau mariage (Eric Rohmer)
Blade Runner (Ridley Scott)
Eternity (Raymond Red)
Fanny and Alexander (Ingmar Bergman)
Honkytonk Man (Clint Eastwood)
The Horse (Ali Ozgenturk)
Miracle (Ishmael Bernal)*
Night of the Shooting Stars (Paolo and Vittorio Taviani)
On Top of the Whale (Raul Ruiz)
Passion (Jean-Luc Godard)
Poltergeist (Tobe Hooper and Steven Spielberg)
Sans soleil (Chris Marker)
The State of Things (Wim Wenders)
The Thing (John Carpenter)
La truite (Joseph Losey)
Veronika Voss (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
Victor/Victoria (Blake Edwards)
White Dog (Samuel Fuller)
Yol (Yilmaz Guney/Serif Goran)

ESSENTIAL VIEWING:
The Affair (Ishmael Bernal)
Ana (Antonio Reis/Margarida Cordeiro)
Barbarosa (Fred Schepisi)
Batch '81 (Mike de Leon)
Chambre 666 (Wim Wenders)
Chan is Missing (Wayne Wang)
Conan the Barbarian (John Milius)
Creepshow (George A. Romero)
Dangerous Company (Lamont Johnson)
Diary for My Children (Marta Meszaros)
The Draughtsman's Contract (Peter Greenaway)
An Exercise in Discipline (Jane Campion)
The Eyes, the Mouth (Marco Bellocchio)
Les fantomes du chapelier (Claude Chabrol)
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (Amy Heckerling)
First Blood (Ted Kotcheff)
Forbidden Zone (Richard Elfman)
The Green, Green Grass of Home (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
Home Sweet Home (Mike Leigh)
The Hunger Artist (John Strysik)
Identification of a Woman (Michelangelo Antonioni)
Leçons d'une université volante (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne)
The Legend of Suram Fortress (Dodo Abashidze/Sergei Paradjanov)
Lookin' to Get Out (Hal Ashby)
Made in Britain (Alan Clarke)
The Marathon Family (Slobodan Sijan)
Mommie Dearest (Frank Perry)
Montenegro (Dusan Makavejev)
Moonlighting (Jerzy Skolimowski)
My Friend Ivan Lapshin (Alexei Gherman)
One from the Heart (Francis Ford Coppola)
Parsifal (Hans-Jurgen Syberberg)
Q (Larry Cohen)
Der Riese (Michael Klier)
A Room in Town (Jacques Demy)
Shock Treatment (Jim Sharman)
Straight to the Heart (Gianni Amelio)
Tenebre (Dario Argento)
Tex (Tim Hunter)
Time Stands Still (Peter Gothar)
Too Early, Too Late (Jean-Marie Straub/Daniele Huillet)
Transes--Rider on a Dead Horse (Clemens Klopfenstein)
Utopia (Sohrab Shahid Saless)
Verdammte Stadt (Lothar Lambert)

FURTHER INVESTIGATION:
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (Steven Spielberg)
The Grey Fox (Phillip Borsos)
Halloween III: Season of the Witch (Tommy Lee Wallace)
The Slumber Party Massacre (Amy Holden Jones)
Smithereens (Susan Seidelman)

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

2 comments:

Noel Vera said...

Two major Bernals this year: Himala (Miracle) and Realyson (The Affair).

Noel Vera said...

Mike de Leon's Batch '81--ostensibly a film about frat atrocities, but really a study of fascism in Philippine society.