Hurricane (1979)

JAN TROELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA/Netherlands, 1979.  Dino De Laurentiis Company, Famous Films.  Screenplay by Lorenzo Semple Jr., based on the novel by James Norman Hall, Charles Nordhoff.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced by Dino De Laurentiis.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Danilo Donati.  Costume Design by Danilo Donati.  Film Editing by Sam O’Steen.  Dino De Laurentiis was so satisfied…

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Under The Cherry Moon (1986)

PRINCE Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA, 1986.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Becky Johnston.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.  Produced by Robert Cavallo, Steven Fargnoli, Joseph Ruffalo.  Music by Prince and the Revolution.  Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Marie France.  Film Editing by Éva Gárdos, Rebecca Ross.   The success of Purple Rain, which included an Oscar for its star and composer Prince,…

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Panama Hattie (1942)

NORMAN Z. McLEOD Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA, 1942.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Jack McGowan, Wilkie C. Mahoney, based on the play by Herbert Fields, Buddy G. DeSylva. Cinematography by George J. Folsey.  Produced by Arthur Freed.  Music by George Stoll.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Robert Kalloch.  Film Editing by Blanche Sewell. Loosely adapted from the Broadway musical…

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The Brothers Bloom (2008)

RIAN JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.   USA, 2008.  Endgame Entertainment, Ram Bergman Productions, The Weinstein Company.  Screenplay by Rian Johnson.  Cinematography by Steve Yedlin.  Produced by Ram Bergman, James D. Stern.  Music by Nathan Johnson.  Production Design by Jim Clay.  Costume Design by Beatrix Aruna Pasztor.  Film Editing by Gabriel Wrye.  Toronto International Film Festival 2008.  Imagine a movie in which every…

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Tall Story (1960)

JOSHUA LOGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA, 1960.  Mansfield Productions.  Screenplay by Julius J. Epstein, based on the play by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, from the novel by Howard Nemerov.  Cinematography by Ellsworth Fredericks.  Produced by Joshua Logan.  Music by Cyril J. Mockridge.  Production Design by Jack Poplin.  Costume Design by Kay Nelson.  Film Editing by Philip W. Anderson.  Golden Globe Awards…

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A Matter of Time (1976)

VINCENTE MINNELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  Italy, 1976.  American International Pictures, Coralta Cinematografica, Deux Femmes Service Company, General International Film Company.  Screenplay by John Gay, based on the novel by Maurice Druon.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Unsworth.  Produced by Edmund Grainger, Jack H. Skirball.  Music by Nino Oliveiro.  Production Design by Veniero Colasanti, John Moore.  Costume Design by Andretta Ferrero.  Film Editing by Peter…

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A Gathering of Eagles (1963)

DELBERT MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1963.  Universal International Pictures.  Story by Sy Bartlett, Screenplay by Robert Pirosh.  Cinematography by Russell Harlan.  Produced by Sy Bartlett.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead, Alexander Golitzen.  Costume Design by Irene.  Film Editing by Russell F. Schoengarth.  Academy Awards 1963.   You know a movie isn’t going to be very exciting when it spends most…

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Deathsport (1978)

ALLAN ARKUSH, NICHOLAS NICIPHOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B. USA, 1978.  New World Pictures.  Story by Frances Doel, Screenplay by Nicholas Niciphor, Donald E. Stewart.  Cinematography by Gary Graver.  Produced by Roger Corman.  Music by Andy Stein.  Production Design by Sharon Compton.  Costume Design by Jane Ruhm.  Film Editing by Larry Bock.   David Carradine stars in this semi-sequel to Death Race 2000 as a “guide” in…

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Marooned (1969)

JOHN STURGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1969.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Frankovich Productions.  Screenplay by Mayo Simon, based on the novel by Martin Caidin.  Cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp.  Produced by M.J. Frankovich.  Production Design by Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Seth Banks.  Film Editing by Walter Thompson.  Academy Awards 1969.   Some movies are so terrible it’s a wonder to behold.  Three astronauts…

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Elijah’s Ashes (2017)

RYAN BARTON-GRIMLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  RBG Films, Loaded Image Entertainment, Clumsy Tiger Productions.  USA, 2017.  Screenplay by Ryan Barton-Grimley, Ari Schneider.  Cinematography by Sean Ayers.  Produced by Ryan Barton-Grimley, A.J. Gordon, Ari Schneider.  Music by Robby Elfman.  Production Design by Audrey Haworth.  Film Editing by Ryan Barton-Grimley.  Podcasts:  Bad Gay Movies.   A young advertising executive (Ari Schneider) is called home when he…

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Gas-s-s-s (Gas! -Or- It Became Necessary to Destroy the World in Order to Save It) (1970)

ROGER CORMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1970.  San Jacinto Productions.  Screenplay by George Armitage.  Cinematography by Ron Dexter.  Produced by Roger Corman.  Music by Country Joe and the Fish.  Production Design by David Nichols.  Costume Design by Vana Carroll.  Film Editing by George Van Noy.   Roger Corman combines environmental activism, counterculture exploitation and something of a response to Easy Rider into a flat, forgettable…

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Madame Hyde (Mrs. Hyde) (2017)

SERGE BOZON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  France/Belgium, 2017.  Les Films Pelléas, Arte France Cinéma, Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, Frakas Productions, Canal+, Ciné+, Arte France, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Haut et Court Distribution, Cinémage 11, Indéfilms 5, Soficinéma 13, Région Ile-de-France, Le Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Fédéral de Belgique, Casa Kafka Pictures, Casa Kafka Pictures…

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