Obscure(ish) films from an undervalued decade (part two 1986-89)
Another trawl of the archives (and memory) for some unsung/overlooked/utterly forgotten films of interest from this fascinating and often badly-represented decade.
Again, I've tried to stay away from the weather-beaten tracks. Some dynamic works here though: a brace of hard boiled, gritty rentals like COP, 52 PICK-UP and DEAD BANG will be familiar to many thirtysomethings I am sure.
More from Alan Rudolph (whose unique body of work seems to have been largely forgotten), some Canadian and Australian gems get a look-in (I adored the gentle, Forsythian aus comedy MALCOLM when I saw it many years ago - god knows whether it holds up).
I am aware of the unique badness of some of these - especially THE FANTASIST, but damn it is entertaining.
Things to note: LOTS of films in the 80s had 'DEAD' in the title.
Also: Charlotte Rampling in a ménage a' trois with a monkey.
They really DON'T make 'em like that anymore.
In fact, monkeys were everywhere.
Will try and add some one-line comments and update part one soon.
Again, comments and suggestions welcome..