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Films In 1986

Veteran director Ruy Guerra has directed Brazil's first musical - a handsome, large budget production freely adapted from Brecht's Threepenny Opera, crossed with splashings of Busby Berkeley and Vincente Minnelli. Guerra's film is set among the 'malandro' of Rio de Janeiro in 1941 - a collection of ... Read more
Quirky and original version of the trials and tribulations of a gangster's moll with a feminist subtext. ... Read more
... ... In a harbour cafe presided over by an aloof hostess and tended by a surly barman, four men meet regularly to play cards: the professor, the doctor, the honourable merchant and the journalist. Also a regular visitor is Lotte, a beautiful lady of the night, A detective arrives investigating ... Read more
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Halliwell condensed the Reader's Digest way. A semi-subliminal summary of Hollywood comprising clips from 458 films spanning 80 years. Yes folks! about 0 85 seconds for each film - and to be honest that's probably more than enough! A pacy meta-trailer described by its director (a former maker of ... Read more
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A poem of the night The predatory male perhaps a reincarnation of Orpheus is in pursuit of the female archetype of his imagination She is his queen of the night He seeks her relentlessly throughout the night in all locations m the varied forms of her manifestation. ... Read more
'Quino' is the contracted form of Joaquin, the first name of a caricaturist who is well known and loved throughout Latin America. ... "The film is not only graphically accomplished, its gags are also very funny. Despite a few old chestnuts, I have seldom seen such a funny cartoon." ... Eva Schmid ... Read more
One rabbit's refuge (and one man's refuse) in outback America. A twisted tale of pursuit, revenge, but above all, a burrow of laughs. ... Read more
"Three make believe kingdoms - Red, Blue and Yellow, fight a colourful battle for supremacy. As warriors clash, colours combine to create new hues and promising signs." ... Bob Rogers ... Read more
Raising Arizona, the second feature from the Coen brothers, has some of the twisted humour of their debut feature, Blood Simple, though conducted at a more leisurely pace. ... HI, a petty crook, marries Edwina, the police officer who has been checking him regularly into jail. When they find they ... Read more
In the beginning... A wordless political allegory in which the Hero emerges into a surreal terrain - a tract on the terra incognito of male sexuality which traverses the frontiers and archetypes of modern psychology and history. ... Read more
Hostages, Beirut, hijacking. Broadcast representations on trial, for the use of international terrorism. ... Read more
I prepare a detailed search of the electric blue area, while feeding a line to the 1992 field. I see Bridget Riley who says, ". .with you there to help me", and Yves Klein replies, "Take an ordinary, everyday object and suddenly it is a stranger to the world." ... Read more
Rocky VI is a serious-minded declaration on cultural policy, a collision of Finnish patriotism, multinational mass entertainment and apolitical straightforwardness respectful to Eastern neighbours. Also, Rocky VI is a story about boxing, about dreams and about the healing power of music. The basic ... Read more
Romance more than confirms the great promise of Massimo Mazzucco's first film, Summertime, and firmly establishes Mazzucco as the most significant new hope of Italian cinema after the generation of Moretti, Troisi, and Benigni. Romance revolves around a father and son relationship. The two have not ... Read more
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When Ropo gets back from New Caledonia things are a little different. A self-improvement scheme culled from the side of a cereal packet goes wrong and Ropo loses his Dad's drink dispenser. A cautionary tale. ... Read more
"To locate oneself in a landscape one draws an 'x' - two independent lines crossing at a single point" - Jean-Pierre Gorin. ... The narrator of Routine Pleasures - a European who has lived in America for 10 years - draws such a mark to locate himself in the landscape of contemporary American ... Read more
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