My Tutor (1983)

GEORGE BOWERS Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA, 1983.  Marimark Productions.   Screenplay by Joe Roberts.   Cinematography by Mac Ahlberg.    Produced by Marilyn Jacobs Tenser.   Music by Webster Lewis.   Production Design by Linda Pearl.   Costume Design by Kristin Nelson.   Film Editing by Sidney Wolinsky. Imagine someone taking the formula elements of an eighties teen…

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Staying Alive (1983)

SYLVESTER STALLONE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1983.  Paramount Pictures, Cinema Group Ventures. Screenplay by Sylvester Stallone, Norman Wexler, based on characters created by Nik Cohn.  Cinematography by Nick McLean.  Produced by Sylvester Stallone, Robert Stigwood.  Music by The Bee Gees, Johnny Mandel.  Production Design by Robert F. Boyle.  Costume Design by Tom…

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Sleepaway Camp (1983)

ROBERT HILTZIK Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.    USA, 1983.  American Eagle Films.  Screenplay by Robert Hiltzik.  Cinematography by Benjamin Davis.  Produced by Jerry Silva, Michele Tatosian.  Music by Edward Bilous.  Production Design by William Bilowit.  Costume Design by Eileen Sieff Stroup.  Film Editing by Ron Kalish, Sharyn L. Ross.  A grisly yet, to…

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Life Is A Bed Of Roses (1983)

ALAIN RESNAIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Original title:  La vie est un roman France, 1983.  Fideline Films, Films A2, Filmédis, Les Films Ariane, Soprofilms.  Screenplay by Jean Gruault.  Cinematography by Bruno Nuytten.  Produced by Philippe Dussart.  Music by Philippe-Gérard.  Production Design by Enki Bilal, Jacques Saulnier.  Costume Design by Enki Bilal, Catherine Leterrier. …

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Eureka (1983)

NICOLAS ROEG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 1983.  JF Productions, Recorded Picture Company, Sunley Productions Ltd..  Screenplay by Paul Mayersberg, based on the book by Marshall Houts.  Cinematography by Alex Thomson.  Produced by Jeremy Thomas.  Music by Stanley Myers.  Production Design by Michael Seymour.  Costume Design by Marit Allen.  Film Editing by Tony Lawson. Gene Hackman is determined to find gold…

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The Wicked Lady (1983)

MICHAEL WINNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.   United Kingdom, 1983.  Golan-Globus Productions, London-Cannon Films.  Screenplay by Leslie Arliss, Michael Winner, additional dialogue by Gordon Glennon, Aimee Stuart, based on the book Life and Death of the Wicked Lady Skelton by Magdalen King-Hall.  Cinematography by Jack Cardiff.  Produced by Yoram Globus, Menahem Golan.  Music by Tony Banks.  Production Design by John Blezard.  Costume Design by…

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Flashdance (1983)

ADRIAN LYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1983.  Paramount Pictures, Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films.  Story by Thomas Hedley Jr., Screenplay by Thomas Hedley Jr., Joe Eszterhas.  Cinematography by Donald Peterman.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Don Simpson.  Music by Giorgio Moroder.  Production Design by Charles Rosen.  Costume Design by Michael Kaplan.  Film Editing by Walt Mulconery, Bud S. Smith.  Academy Awards 1983.  Golden…

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BMX Bandits (1983)

BRIAN TRENCHARD-SMITH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Australia, 1983.  Nilsen Premiere.  Screenplay by Patrick Edgeworth, based on a screenplay by Russell Hagg.  Cinematography by John Seale.  Produced by Tom Broadbridge, Paul F. Davies.  Music by Colin Stead, Frank Strangio.  Production Design by Ross Major.  Costume Design by Lesley McLennan.  Film Editing by Alan Lake.  This adorable, kid-friendly adventure has become something of…

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Bush Christmas (1983)

HENRI SAFRAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   Australia, 1983.  The Australian Film Commission, Barron Entertainment, Bush Christmas Productions Pty. Ltd., Film and Television Institute W.A., Queensland Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Ted Roberts.  Cinematography by Ross Berryman, Malcolm Richards.  Produced by Gilda Baracchi, Paul D. Barron.  Music by Mike Perjanik.  Production Design by Darrell Lass.  Costume Design by Utopia Road.  Film Editing by Ron Williams. Charming family…

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Sudden Impact (1983)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1983.  Warner Bros..  Story by Earl E. Smith, Charles B. Pierce, Screenplay by Joseph Stinson, based on characters created by Harry Julian Fink, Rita M. Fink.  Cinematography by Bruce Surtees.  Produced by Clint Eastwood.  Music by Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Edward C. Carfagno.  Film Editing by Joel Cox.  Clint Eastwood‘s Dirty…

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Yentl (1983)

BARBRA STREISAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1983.  Ladbroke, Barwood Films, United Artists.  Screenplay by Jack Rosenthal, Barbra Streisand, based on the story Yentl, The Yeshiva Boy by Isaac Bashevis Singer.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Rusty Lemorande, Barbra Streisand.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Roy Walker.  Costume Design by Judy Moorcroft.  Film Editing by Terry Rawlings.  Academy Awards 1983.  Golden Globe…

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Bad Boys (1983)

RICK ROSENTHAL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 1983.  EMI Films, Solofilm.  Screenplay by Richard Di Lello.  Cinematography by Bruce Surtees, Donald E. Thorin.  Produced by Robert H. Solo.  Music by Bill Conti.  Production Design by J. Michael Riva.  Costume Design by Mickey Antonetti, Jay Hurley.  Film Editing by Antony Gibbs.   What at first seems like just another early eighties excuse for hyperglamourized juvenile…

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