The Panic In Needle Park (1971)

JERRY SCHATZBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1971. Gadd Productions Corp., Didion-Dunne. Screenplay by Joan Didion, John Gregory Dunne, based on the book by James Mills. Cinematography by Adam Holender. Produced by Dominick Dunne. Production Design by Murray P. Stern. Costume Design by Jo Ynocencio. Film Editing by Evan A. Lottman. A film…

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Apollo 11 (2019)

TODD DOUGLAS MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2019.  CNN Films, Statement Pictures.  Cinematography by Adam Holender.  Produced by Evan Krauss, Todd Douglas Miller, Thomas Peterson.  Music by Matt Morton.  Film Editing by Todd Douglas Miller. To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the walk on the moon, an event that propelled scientific achievement…

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Wide Awake (1998)

M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1998.  Miramax, Woods Entertainment.  Screenplay by M. Night Shyamalan.  Cinematography by Adam Holender.  Produced by Cathy Konrad, Cary Woods.  Music by Edmund Choi, Shok.  Production Design by P. Michael Johnston. Costume Design by Bridget Kelly.  Film Editing by Andrew Mondshein.   M. Night Shyamalan preceded his mega-successful thriller The Sixth Sense with this tender little tale…

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The Seduction Of Joe Tynan (1979)

JERRY SCHATZBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1979.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Alan Alda.  Cinematography by Adam Holender.  Produced by Martin Bregman.  Music by Bill Conti.  Production Design by David Chapman.  Costume Design by Jo Ynocencio.  Film Editing by Evan A. Lottman. Alan Alda‘s Joe Tynan is thrown into a crisis of conscience when he is asked by an old friend (Melvyn Douglas)…

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Midnight Cowboy (1969)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1969.  Jerome Hellman Productions.  Screenplay by Waldo Salt, based on the novel by James Leo Herlihy.  Cinematography by Adam Holender. Produced by Jerome Hellman.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by John Robert Lloyd.   Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Hugh A. Robertson.   Cowboy Jon Voight leaves a boring small town life behind…

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Smoke (1995)

WAYNE WANG, PAUL AUSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Germany/USA/Japan, 1995.  Miramax, Neue Deutsche Filmgesellschaft, Euro Space, Internal, Smoke Productions.  Screenplay by Paul Auster.  Cinematography by Adam Holender.  Produced by Kenzo Horikoshi, Greg Johnson, Hisami Kuroiwa, Peter Newman.  Music by Rachel Portman.  Production Design by Kalina Ivanov.  Costume Design by Claudia Brown, Chuck Keehne.  Film Editing by Maysie Hoy, Christopher Tellefsen.   A corner…

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Blue In The Face (1995)

WAYNE WANG, PAUL AUSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1995.  Miramax, InterAL.  Situations by Paul Auster, Wayne Wang, based on characters created by Paul Auster.  Cinematography by Adam Holender.  Produced by Greg Johnson, Peter Newman, Diana Phillips.  Production Design by Kalina Ivanov.  Costume Design by Claudia Brown.  Film Editing by Christopher Tellefsen.   The filmmakers who created Smoke found themselves with leftover…

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