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Monday, March 15, 2010

1984

TOP TIER:
L'amour par terre (Jacques Rivette)
Blood Simple (Joel and Ethan Coen)
Choose Me (Alan Rudolph)
Full Moon in Paris (Eric Rohmer)
Love Streams (John Cassavetes)
Manuel on the Island of Wonders (Raul Ruiz)
Once Upon a Time in America (Sergio Leone)
Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders)
Stranger Than Paradise (Jim Jarmusch)
Summer at Grandpa's (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
The Terence Davies Trilogy (Terence Davies)

ESSENTIAL VIEWING:
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (W.D. Richter)
American Taboo (Steve Lustgarten)
L'amour a mort (Alain Resnais)
Another Country (Marek Kanievska)
Birdy (Alan Parker)
Body Double (Brian De Palma)
Boy Meets Girl (Leos Carax)
The Brother from Another Planet (John Sayles)
Comfort and Joy (Bill Forsyth)
The Company of Wolves (Neil Jordan)
Condemned (Mario O'Hara)*
Dreamscape (Joseph Ruben)
Eight Diagram Pole Fighter (Liu Chia-Liang)
The Element of Crime (Lars Von Trier)
Les enfants (Marguerite Duras, Jean Mascolo, and Jean-Marc Turine)
Fear City (Abel Ferrara)
Firstborn (Michael Apted)
Flowers of the City Jail (Mario O'Hara)
The Funeral (Juzo Itami)
A Girl's Own Story (Jane Campion)
The Hit (Stephen Frears)
Kaos (Paolo and Vittorio Taviani)
The Legend of the Suram Fortress (Sergei Parajanov)
Maria's Lovers (Andrei Konchalovsky)
Meantime (Mike Leigh)
Memories of Prison (Nelson Pereira dos Santos)
Moscow on the Hudson (Paul Mazursky)
The Neverending Story (Wolfgang Petersen)
Next of Kin (Atom Egoyan)
Paso Doble (Lothar Lambert)
Red Dawn (John Milius)
Repentance (Tengiz Abuladze)
Secret Honor (Robert Altman)
Shanghai Blues (Tsui Hark)
Special Effects (Larry Cohen)
Starman (John Carpenter)
Streets of Fire (Walter Hill)
A Sunday in the Country (Bertrand Tavernier)
Tarang (Kumar Shahani)
Time of Desire (Yuli Raizman)
Under the Volcano (John Huston)
What Have I Done to Deserve This? (Pedro Almodovar)
A Year of the Quiet Sun (Krzysztof Zanussi)

FURTHER INVESTIGATION:
Beat Street (Stan Lathan)
Conan the Destroyer (Richard Fleischer)
The Cotton Club (Francis Ford Coppola)
Dune (David Lynch)
Gremlins (Joe Dante)
Night of the Comet (Thom Eberhardt)
Reckless (James Foley)
Tightrope (Richard Tuggle)

1 comment:

Noel Vera said...

Two major works by O'Hara: Condemned and Bulaklak sa City Jail (Flowers of the City Jail).