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Friday, March 12, 2010

1985

TOP TIER:
After Hours (Martin Scorsese)
Come and See (Elem Klimov)
Contact (Alan Clarke)
Crime Wave (John Paisz)
Day of the Dead (George A. Romero)
Hail Mary (Jean-Luc Godard)
Lost in America (Albert Brooks)
Mix-Up (Francoise Romand)
My Beautiful Laundrette (Stephen Frears)
Pale Rider (Clint Eastwood)
Police (Maurice Pialat)
Ran (Akira Kurosawa)
Shoah (Claude Lanzmann)
The Return of the Living Dead (Dan O'Bannon)
Tampopo (Juzo Itami)
To Live and Die in L.A. (William Friedkin)
Treasure Island (Raul Ruiz)
Trouble in Mind (Alan Rudolph)
Vagabond (Agnes Varda)
La vie de famille (Jacques Doillon)
Year of the Dragon (Michael Cimino)

ESSENTIAL VIEWING:
Adela (Mircea Veroiu)
Almanac of Fall (Bela Tarr)
Angry Harvest (Agnieszka Holland)
Bad Medicine (Harvey Miller)
Bekci (Ali Ozgenturk)
Detective (Jean-Luc Godard)
Dreamchild (Gavin Millar)
Explorers (Joe Dante)
Fool for Love (Robert Altman)
Four Days in July (Mike Leigh)
Himatsuri (Mitsuo Yanagimachi)
The Hour of the Star (Suzana Amaral)
Into the Night (John Landis)
Little Treasure (Alan Sharp)
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (George Miller)
Mala Noche (Gus Van Sant)
The Man Who Envied Women (Yvonne Rainer)
My Country: At the Razor's Edge (Lino Brocka)
No End (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
Phenomena (Dario Argento)
A Private Function (Malcolm Mowbray)
Re-Animator (Stuart Gordon)
Snatched from Heaven (Ishmael Bernal)
Sylvia (Michael Firth)
Taipei Story (Edward Yang)
Wetherby (David Hare)
Wuthering Heights (Jacques Rivette)

FURTHER INVESTIGATION:
The Coca-Cola Kid (Dusan Makavejev)
Dance With a Stranger (Mike Newell)
The Good Father (Mike Newell)
Jagged Edge (Richard Marquand)
Night on the Galactic Railroad (Gisaburo Sugii)
Vampires in Havana (Juan Padron)

6 comments:

Michał Oleszczyk said...

DREAMCHILD is exquisite, glad to find it here.

Jaime said...

My '80s lists are getting kind of light. I hope it's not going to be like briefcase guy in CASINO.

Noel Vera said...

Lino Brocka's Bayan Ko: Kapit sa Patalim (rough translation: My Country: At the Razor's Edge), possibly the most courageous political Filipino film ever made (it was done at the height of the Marcos dictatorship, and was the most openly critical of them all), and Bernal's Hinugot sa Langit (Snatched from Heaven), his melancholic take on abortion.

Chris Dodd said...

Hou's A Time to Live and a Time to Die should most definitely be included.

I love the idea of this site. Good job!

Jaime said...

Thanks Chris!

I actually have that Hou on 1986. That is, I *HAD* it on 1989, but looked it up on IMDb and, whaddya know, it's got 1986. I'd dispute the IMDb, but I wouldn't have time to do anything else. Long story short, rest assured, it's here!

Chris Dodd said...

Oh, nevermind! I could have sworn IMDb had it listed as a 1985 film. I know they switch up the release years occasionally (an irritant for a compulsive film tracker such as myself). Well glad it's here, and I look forward to following your site!