1981-1990

  • David DeCoteau – Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama (1988)

    David DeCoteau1981-1990ComedyHorrorUSA
    Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl O Rama (1988)
    Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl O Rama (1988)

    As part of a sorority ritual, pledges and their male companions steal a trophy from a bowling alley; unbeknownst to them, it contains a devilish imp who makes their lives a living Hell.Read More »

  • Jerzy Skolimowski – Moonlighting (1982)

    Jerzy Skolimowski1981-1990DramaUnited Kingdom
    Moonlighting (1982)
    Moonlighting (1982)

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    Nowak (Irons) leads a small team of Polish building contractors, hired by a wealthy Pole to illegally refurbish his London home. They slip into England under false pretenses and squat in the house as they work on it–but shortly after they arrive, the military take over Poland and declare martial law (this real event happened in December of 1981). Only Nowak speaks English, so only he knows this has happened; fearing that if the others find out, they’ll stop working, he decides not to tell them. As he starts stealing and scamming to stretch their rapidly vanishing money, Nowak grows increasingly paranoid and mentally fragile. Moonlighting is a political allegory and a psychological portrait, but thanks to Irons’ sympathetic performance, the movie is also rivetingly suspenseful.Read More »

  • Adam Rifkin – Tale of Two Sisters (1989)

    Adam Rifkin1981-1990DramaUSA
    Tale of Two Sisters (1989)
    Tale of Two Sisters (1989)

    Two sisters reunite after not having seen each other for five years. While catching up on each others’ lives, they relive childhood experiences, both good and badRead More »

  • Thomas Heise – Das Haus 1984 (1984)

    Thomas Heise1981-1990DocumentaryGermany
    Das Haus 1984 (1984)
    Das Haus 1984 (1984)

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    Thomas Heise’s documentary portrays the meeting of officials and citizens in the district office of Berlin-Mitte in 1984.The movie uniquely displays how socialist officals and citizens interact.
    Since finishing the film in GDR times was impossible for political reasons (it was in fact illegaly shot) it was first performed in 2001.Read More »

  • Julian Cole – Ostia (1987)

    1981-1990DramaExperimentalJulian ColeQueer Cinema(s)United Kingdom
    Ostia (1987)
    Ostia (1987)

    Quote:
    Pier Paolo Pasolini takes up with a young man and journeys to Ostia, and his death.

    Quote:
    Ostia is a fascinating short film directed by Julian Cole and produced for the Royal College of Art, which reconstructs the events leading up to the murder of Pier Paolo Pasolini. Ostia relocates the proceedings to London and stars Derek Jarman as Pasolini. The film features an evocative dream sequence which is accompanied by poignant excerpts from Pasolin’s own poetry, as read by Jarman.Read More »

  • Marie-Claude Treilhou – Une sale histoire de sardines (1983)

    Marie-Claude Treilhou1981-1990DramaFranceTV
    Une sale histoire de sardines (1983)
    Une sale histoire de sardines (1983)

    Marcel, night guard receives some evenings visiting night owls who come entrust their stories and problems.
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    Part of Télévision de chambre’s show.Read More »

  • Gustavo Mosquera R. – Lo que vendrá AKA Times to Come (1988)

    1981-1990ArgentinaArthouseGustavo Mosquera R.Thriller
    Lo que vendrá (1988)
    Lo que vendrá (1988)

    In a city of the too near future, a city designated for desolation, aggression, and political instability, Miguel Galvan (Hugo Soto) is shot accidentally during a demonstration. This time and space provides a back drop to an intriguing sequence of events where three characters try desperately to survive: the wounded Miguel, an antagonistic policeman (Juan Leyrado), and a foolish vigilante smartly acted by rock star Charly Garcia, who also composed the film’s score.Read More »

  • Jaime Osorio Gómez – Confesión a Laura AKA Confessing to Laura (1990)

    1981-1990ColombiaDramaJaime Osorio Gómez
    Confesión a Laura (1990)
    Confesión a Laura (1990)

    Quote:
    The rioting that erupted in 1948 following the assassination of a popular Colombian presidential candidate forms an ever-present background for this drama. In the story, Santiago and his wife Josefina have been confined to their Bogota apartment by the chaos in the streets, which is growing progressively worse. To pass the time, and take her mind off the events outside, Josefina bakes a birthday cake for Laura, a single woman living in an apartment across the street. After the cake is baked, Santiago is barely able to negotiate the unruly crowds to cross the street, but soon sniper fire from the rooftops is adding to the dangers, and he will be unable to return to his home until things calm down considerably. Driven by the agitation all around him, Santiago reveals his inner vision of himself to the spinster as a vital, tango-dancing man of action — romantic and otherwise. While he acts out his fantasies with the willing woman, his wife watches this progression with horrified fascination from across the streetRead More »

  • Robert Frank – Energy and How to Get It (1981)

    Robert Frank1981-1990Short FilmUSA
    Energy and How to Get It (1981)
    Energy and How to Get It (1981)

    A spoof on documentary filmmaking, Frank’s entertaining reflection on truth and fiction stars William Burroughs as the Energy Czar and Robert Downey as a Hollywood agent.Read More »

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