Tag Archives: 1980s

Albert Pyun – The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982)


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Alan Mount (IMDB) said this:
“This movie which came out at around the same time as “CONAN THE BARBARIAN” is the better film. It is a rip-roaring fantasy adventure which has elements of Harryhausen’s “SINBAD” and “JASON” movies,the graphic violence of “CONAN” and a precursor of the humour and dialogue which would permeate T.V’s “HERCULES” and “XENA”. Lee Horsley in a career best role plays the warrior hero Talon to perfection and it is a shame that the promised sequel never appeared.The action and fantasy elements are strongly brought to the fore by a superb and rousingly heroic score by David Whittaker which stands alone as a great piece of music in its own right.Director Albert Pyun has never bettered his work here and like everyone involved gives his all to fashion a brilliant slice of ‘B’ movie entertainment guaranteed to set the pulses racing of anyone,old or young,who ever thrilled to the sight and sounds of swords clashing.Whenever there are kingdoms to be saved,battles to be won and women to love let’s hope that heroes like Talon will re-emerge on our screens to fight the good fight.All in all,”THE SWORD AND THE SORCERER” is a thoroughly enjoyable movie….9 out of 10.” Read More »

Luc Moullet – Les Sièges de l’Alcazar (1989)



Paris, 1955. Guy, film critic of the Cahiers du Cinéma, often goes to see the films of Vittorio Cottafavi in a local cinema. One day he notices that Jeanne, film critic of “Positive “, the rival magazine, seems to be following him. He is intrigued. Read More »

Aleksey Uchitel – Rok (1988)


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From Rockfilm.ru
Rock
It became a cult movie for an entire generation. And it’s significance only increases as the years pass. Rock musicians who were the founders of contemporary rock culture are captured here in their youth: giants such as Boris Grebenshchikov, Yuri Shevchuk, Viktor Tsoi, Oleg Garkusha, and Anton Adasinsky. “Rock” is a film about fate and about music; it is the portrait of a generation. Director Uchitel observes his characters up close, and offers up the same unique opportunity to his audience.
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Erdogan Tokatli – 72. kogus (1987)


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Adapted from a novel by Orhan Kemal, this movie depicts the hard life of prisoners in ward 72 during 1940s. Read More »

Bernard Favre – La Trace AKA The Trail (1983)


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Synopsis
1859-60 in the Savoy Alps. Joseph (Richard Berry) is a young Savoyard peasant who has been established in a village with his wife and two children for some time, and like others before him, makes a living by crossing the Alps into Italy in the winter months and selling his wares to the villagers. This story traces a winter’s itinerary as the man encounters various adventures in his always-dangerous journey, but he seems oblivious to all the nuances and reverberations of social change going on around him. When he finally returns to his family after many months away, he discovers to his surprise that his village is now a part of France and it looks like a Savoyard would soon be sitting on the throne of a unified Italy… Read More »

Alain Tanner – La femme de Rose Hill (1989)



Julie, a young coloured women from Rose Hill on the Island of Mauritius, arrives in Switzerland to marry Marcel whom she has only seen on a photograph. But the marriage is a failure. Julie who feels totally lost is looked after by Jean who has fallen in love with her. From now on she lives in the home of Jean’s grand-mother, who is called Jeanne. She is an old, handicapped lady and Julie waits on her. Julie becomes pregnant… Read More »

Philippe Garrel – Les ministères de l’art (1989)


Documentary on post-Nouvelle Vague directors with Benoît Jacquot, André Téchiné, Jacques Doillon, Chantal Akerman, Werner Schroeter, Juliette Berto, Leos Carax and footage of Jean Eustache.
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