Tag Archives: 1980s

Francis Ford Coppola – One from the Heart (1981)

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Hank and Frannie don’t seem to be able to live together anymore. After a five-year relationship, lustful and dreamy Fanny leaves down-to-earth Hank on the anniversary of their relationship. Each one of them meets their dream mate, but as bright as they may seem, they are but a stage of lights and colours. Will true love prevail over a seemingly glamorous passion? Read More »

Jun Ichikawa – Bu su (1987)

Suzume moved in Tokyo where she will live in aunt’s house, basically a geisha house. She have no interest in any social activity, nor any friendship with classmates. She’s not into geisha life style too. When school is up to celebrate it’s 100 year anniversary class have to prepare something for culture fest and, after chain of misfortune events, she decides to made it on stage with old dance, somewhat of her mothers legacy. Read More »

Ngai Choi Lam – Yuan Zhen-Xia yu Wei Si-Li AKA The Seventh Curse (1986)

A young heroic cop in the jungle of Thailand attempts to rescue a beautiful girl from being sacrificed to the “Worm Tribe” she belongs to. As a result, the cop is damned with seven “Blood Curses” which burst through his leg periodically. When the seventh bursts, he will die, but Betsy, the beauty he saved stops the curse with an antidote that lasts only one year, so on the advice of Wisely (Chow yun Fat) he heads back to Thailand to find a permanent cure. Action ensues as the cop and cohorts battle the evil sorcerer of the Worm Tribe, a hideous bloodthirsty baby like creature and “Old Ancestor,” a skeleton with glowing blue eyes that transforms into a monster that is a cross between Rodan and Alien. (from IMDB) Read More »

Tony Smith – Theatre Night: Lady Windermere’s Fan (1985)

With its author’s trademark wit, social satire and outrageous paradox, Wilde’s play shows us the destructiveness of gossip and superficial judgement, and examines the ambiguous sexual morality and gender politics at the heart of the British ruling class. Lady Windermere has a happy marriage – or, at least, that’s what she believes – until one of London’s society gossips, the Duchess of Berwick, arrives with her daughter to voice her suspicions about an affair. Wilde’s exploration of adultery results in a sparkling, satirical critique of society, and of the hypocrisy that lurks behind the etiquette and perfect epigrams. Read More »

Gisaburô Sugii & Arlen Tarlofsky – Ginga-tetsudô no yoru AKA Night on the Galactic Railroad (1985)

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On the night of a cat village’s Festival of the Stars, a kitten and his friend go on an celestial journey on a magical space locomotive. On that trip, they have various stops where they meet strange sights, even more unusual fellow passengers and learn some lessons of life on their trip to the terminus of the Galactic Railroad. Read More »

Peter Wollen – Friendship’s Death (1987)

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A robot messenger (Tilda Swinton) is sent to earth to appeal to humans to live in peace. Originally designed to go to MIT, by mistake she ends up in Amman, Jordan during the Black September riots of 1970. Sullivan, a British journalist, (Bill Paterson) comes to her aid when she is found wandering without papers following a bombing and grants her refuge in his hotel room. But there she tells him she is a robot, sent as a peace envoy from another planet. He is not sure whether to believe her story or not, but finds her unusual view of the world appealing. They examine the human condition in a series of incredibly insightful and entertaining conversations. Read More »

Mamoru Oshii – Tenshi no tamago AKA Angel’s Egg (1985)

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In the abandoned streets of a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a young girl protects a mysterious egg with her life. She meets a mysterious drifter who is interested in what may be inside the egg.
A masterpiece of allegory and surrealism. Exploring art history and dream logic, Oshii’s early film is perhaps the most purely visual in his oeuvre. Read More »