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Straight to Hell (1987)

UK/US/Spain 86m, Colour Director: Alex Cox; Cast: Dick Rude, Sy Richardson, Courtney Love, Joe Strummer, Shane MacGowan, Dennis Hopper, Xander Berkeley, Grace Jones, Elvis Costello, Jim Jarmusch From the director … Continue reading

01/22/2019 · Leave a comment

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

US 97m, Colour Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik; Cast: Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Randy Quaid, Diane Ladd, John Randolph, E.G. Marshall, Doris Roberts, Julia Louis-Dreyfus Although I clearly recall being disappointed … Continue reading

12/25/2018 · 2 Comments

God’s Angry Man (1980)

West Germany 43m, Colour Director: Werner Herzog; Cast: Gene Scott God’s Angry Man is an unusual made-for-television documentary that is also known as Glaube und Währung, which translates to Faith … Continue reading

12/21/2018 · Leave a comment

Gasherbrum – Der Leuchtende Berg (1984)

West Germany 45m, Colour Director: Werner Herzog; Cast: Reinhold Messner, Hans Kammerlander, Werner Herzog Made for German television, The Dark Glow of the Mountains is an interesting, but flawed documentary … Continue reading

10/11/2018 · Leave a comment

The Asthenic Syndrome (1989)

Soviet Union 153m, Colour/B&W Director: Kira Muratova; Cast: Olga Antonova, Sergei Popov, Galina Zakhurdayeva,Natalya Buzko, Aleksandra Svenskaya A film within a film, The Asthenic Syndrome is a chaotic and often … Continue reading

10/14/2016 · Leave a comment

Au revoir les enfants (1987)

France/West Germany 104m, Colour Director: Louis Malle; Cast: Gaspard Manesse, Raphael Fejtö, Philippe Morier-Genoud, Francine Racette Goodbye Children is an intimate autobiographical film based on Louis Malle’s memories and experiences … Continue reading

10/13/2016 · 2 Comments

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)

Spain 89m, Colour Director: Pedro Almodóvar; Cast: Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas, Julieta Serrano, Rossy de Palma, María Barranco Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown is a soap opera-like … Continue reading

10/12/2016 · 2 Comments