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Beatrice (Michel Rodde, 1984)
All the women he gets to know finally drop out of his life. For the rest of his life. For the rest of his days, he is haunted by the image of Beatrice. ... Read more

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Nils Malmros, 1984)
Malmros has come up with a film even better than his ... excellent "Tree of Knowledge". He retains a wry, compassionate mood, not without humour, in this study of a ... crucial point in a father-daug… Read more

BEING & DOING (Ken McMullen, 1984)
"In this collaboration between one of Britain's leading performance artists and a major independent film-maker, records of Performance Art have been extensively manipulated; the images slowed down, f… Read more

This television documentary examines the work and theories of Peter Eisenman, Frank Gehry, Michael Graves, and Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, American architect ... int he vanguard of Post-Mo… Read more

BIRDS WILL FLY (Rolando Diaz, 1984)
This is a charming comedy on a favourite new theme for Cuban filmmakers - the challenge of the growing consciousness of Cuban women towards the "machismo" traditionally cultivated in the Latin male. … Read more

BIRDY (Alan Parker, 1984)
Birdy is a unique portrait of an unusual friendship, adapted from William Wharton's freewheeling and surreal novel which was lauded both for its strong anti-war statement and its male bonding drama b… Read more

Bitzbutz (J. Yoresh, 1984)
Animated fable confined within picture frame tells story of little white duck's encounter with big black monster Witty inventive use of space. ... Read more

BLOOD SIMPLE (Joel Coen, 1984)
Marty, a brooding Texas bar owner, is estranged from his younger wife. She leaves him for a bartender. Marty hires a sleazy, onerous hit man to kill his wife, and her lover. . . ... This mid-West thr… Read more

Blue Monday (The Duvet Brothers, 1984)
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Boom Town (Bill Plympton, 1984)
Satirist Jules Feiffer makes a pungent comment of the US arms race and ... military build up. ... Read more

Boxer (Laurie McInnes, 1984)
A documentary profile of prize-fighting in Australia today, revolving around four boxers: the many-titled Tony Mundine, former idol Tommy Burns, now in his 60s, and young ... would-be champions Clint… Read more

BOY MEETS GIRL (Leos Carax, 1984)
Leos Carax's feature debut is a moody, offbeat tale arousing considerable controversy wherever it has screened - a paradoxical film where innovation and tradition confront each other mercilessly from… Read more

BOY MEETS GIRL (Leos Carax, 1984)
“Shot in luminous black and white, Boy Meets Girl moves with the youthful, anarchic spirit of Godard's early work, endlessly detouring through surreal comedy, romantic philosophizing, and spontaneo… Read more

BROADWAY DANNY ROSE (Woody Allen, 1984)
Is it possible for a movie to be deeply nostalgic and hilariously funny at the same time? Woody Allen's latest proves it can be ... done. He plays the title role of a vaudeville agent-manager who is … Read more

BROKEN MIRRORS (Marleen Gorris, 1984)
Night. A car on an embankment. It stops, a man gets out, and opens the boot He lifts out the body of a woman, takes a polaroid snap of it and rolls it down the embankment. ... It's early morning at t… Read more

Bucks Fizz (Jeffrey Hinton, 1984)
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BURNING ANGEL (Lauri Torhonen, 1984)
A true story, based on the life of a young nurse and her experiences in a Finnish mental hospital. The nurse, Tuulikki, is young, naive and idealistic when she takes up her duties. But she is immedia… Read more

California Show Time (Jeremiah Comey, 1984)
This zany little film traces the relationship between two people, Linda and Ron Bergman. The film opens just after they have been married and, through the use of still ... photography and fast motion… Read more

Calling The Shots (Mark Wilcox, 1984)
An ordinary man meets an ordinary woman. The same thing happens on the television. Whilst Ironing, the woman dreams or live imaginary world where desires are insatiable. ... Read more

Catherine et la Sirene (Martine Thoquenne, 1984)
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Chameleon/Cameleon (Stefan Anastasiu, 1984)
Animated allegory about fear — the fear to take a stand. A man hoists himself up a tree, squats on a branch and watches the world go by. Occasionally he is tempted to climb down and join the di… Read more

Charade (Jon Minnis, 1984)
A man's attempt to master the game of charades is met by mounting frustration as he fails to convey the simplest mimes in the light of his opponent's incredible success. ... Read more

Circus Logic (John Maybury, 1984)
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CLASS RELATIONS (Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet, 1984)
A surprise for Straub/Huillet devotees. Whilst maintaining their concern with a formal approach to the medium. complemented with the minimalist beauty that often results from such a discipline, their… Read more

CLASS RELATIONS (Jean-Marie Straub, Daniele Huillet, 1984)
The existential dilemma of Kafka's Amerika re-imagined as an insight into class struggle. ... The dark and poetic visions of Czech writer and unlikely national hero Franz Kafka have often lent themse… Read more

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