Partners (1982)

JAMES BURROWS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB .  USA, 1982.  Paramount Pictures, Aaron Russo Productions.  Screenplay by Francis Veber.  Cinematography by Victor J. Kemper.  Produced by Aaron Russo.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Wayne A. Finkelman.  Film Editing by Danford B. Greene, Stephen Lovejoy.  Podcast:  Bad Gay Movies.  …

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Losing Ground (1982)

KATHLEEN COLLINS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1982.  Screenplay by Kathleen Collins.   Cinematography by Ronald K. Gray.  Produced by Eleanor Charles, Cheryl Hill.  Music by Michael Minard.  Film Editing by Kathleen Collins, Ronald K. Gray.   Kathleen Collins only made two films in her short career (and short life), and this is the second. …

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Halloween III: Season Of The Witch (1982)

TOMMY LEE WALLACE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1982.  Dino De Laurentiis Company, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Tommy Lee Wallace.  Cinematography by Dean Cundey.  Produced by John Carpenter, Debra Hill.  Music by John Carpenter, Alan Howarth.  Production Design by Peter Jamison.  Costume Design by Jane Ruhm.  Film Editing by Millie Moore.  With the…

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Fitzcarraldo (1982)

WERNER HERZOG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   West Germany/Peru/South Africa, 1982.  Werner Herzog Filmproduktion, Pro-ject Filmproduktion, Filmverlag der Autoren, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Wildlife Films Peru.  Screenplay by Werner Herzog.  Cinematography by Thomas Mauch.  Produced by Werner Herzog, Willi Segler, Lucki Stipetic.  Music by Popol Vuh.  Production Design by Ulrich Bergfelder, Henning von Gierke.  Costume Design by Gisela Storch.  Film Editing by Beate…

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Britannia Hospital (1982)

LINDSAY ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB. United Kingdom, 1982.  British Lion Film Corporation, EMI Films, Film and General Productions, National Film Finance Corporation.  Screenplay by David Sherwin.  Cinematography by Mike Fash.  Produced by Davina Belling, Clive Parsons.  Music by Alan Price.  Production Design by Norris Spencer.  Costume Design by Ian Hickinbotham.  Film Editing by Michael Ellis.  Cannes Film Festival 1982.   Lindsay…

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Class of 1984 (1982)

MARK L. LESTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.    Canada, 1982.  Guerilla High Productions.  Story by Tom Holland, Screenplay by Mark L. Lester, John C.W. Saxton, Tom Holland.  Cinematography by Albert J. Dunk.  Produced by Arthur Kent.  Music by Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Geoffrey Holmes, Edwin Watkins.  Costume Design by Lynne MacKay.  Film Editing by Howard Kunin. Perry King is terrific…

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Friday The 13th Part III (1982)

STEVE MINER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.   USA, 1982.  Paramount Pictures, Georgetown Productions Inc., Jason Productions, Sean S. Cunningham Films.  Screenplay by Martin Kitrosser, Carol Watson, based on characters created by Victor Miller, Ron Kurz, Sean S. Cunningham.  Cinematography by Gerald Feil.  Produced by Frank Mancuso Jr..  Music by Harry Manfredini.  Production Design by Robb Wilson King.  Costume Design by Sandi Love.  Film Editing…

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The French (1982)

WILLIAM KLEIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  France, 1982.  Acteurs Auteurs Associés.  Cinematography by William Klein.  Produced by Pascal Judelewicz.  Music by Jean-Pierre Mas. William Klein covers the French 1982 Open, encompassing two weeks of tennis matches in a feature-length documentary.  With characteristic ease, he trains his cameras on his subjects without interrogating them too closely or…

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Starstruck (1982)

GILLIAN ARMSTRONG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Australia, 1982.  The Australian Film Commission, Palm Beach Pictures.  Screenplay by Stephen MacLean.  Cinematography by Russell Boyd.  Produced by Richard Brennan, David Elfick.  Music by Jeff Burstin, Joe Camilleri, Tony Faehse, Paul Kelly, Sean Kelly, Mark Moffatt.  Production Design by Brian Thomson.  Costume Design by Luciana Arrighi, Terry Ryan.  Film Editing by Nicholas Beauman.  Toronto International Film Festival…

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The Draughtsman’s Contract (1982)

PETER GREENAWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  United Kingdom, 1982.  British Film Institute, Channel Four Television.  Screenplay by Peter Greenaway.  Cinematography by Curtis Clark.  Produced by David Payne.  Music by Michael Nyman.  Production Design by Bob Ringwood.  Costume Design by Sue Blane.  Film Editing by John Wilson.   Peter Greenaway’s first narrative film after his more experimental debut The Falls is a beautifully…

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Genocide (1982)

ARNOLD SCHWARTZMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1982.  Moriah Films.  Screenplay by Martin Gilbert, Marvin Hier, Arnold Schwartzman.  Cinematography by Peter Shillingford.  Produced by Arnold Schwartzman, Marvin Hier. Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Film Editing by Bob Jenkis.  Academy Awards 1981.   An unflinching record of the Holocaust that immediately became the standard upon which the remaining years of films on…

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A Portrait Of Giselle (1982)

MURIEL BALASH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Canada, 1982.  Wishupon Productions.  Produced by Joseph Wishy.  Academy Awards 1982.   The classic ballet that is not only an audience favourite but is also among the most beloved by those who actually work on the stage is examined in this touching, detailed documentary. It follows Anton Dolin, now in his golden…

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