Fun With Dick and Jane (1977)

TED KOTCHEFF Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1977. Columbia Pictures. Story by Gerald Gaiser, Screenplay by David Giler, Jerry Belson, Mordecai Richler. Cinematography by Fred J. Koenekamp. Produced by Peter Bart, Max Palevsky. Music by Ernest Gold. Production Design by James Hulsey. Costume Design by Donfeld. Film Editing by Danford B. Greene. George…

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Two-Minute Warning (1976)

LARRY PEERCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1976.  Filmways Pictures, Universal Pictures. Screenplay by Edward Hume, based on the novel by George LaFountaine. Cinematography by Gerald Hirschfeld.  Produced by Edward S. Feldman.  Music by Charles Fox.  Production Design by Herman A. Blumenthal.  Costume Design by Irwin Rose.  Film Editing by Walter Hannemann, Eve Newman.  Academy Awards 1976.   Standard entry in the…

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Star Trek III: The Search For Spock (1984)

LEONARD NIMOY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1984.  Paramount Pictures, Cinema Group Ventures.  Screenplay by Harve Bennett, based on the television series Star Trek by Gene Roddenberry.  Cinematography by Charles Correll.  Produced by Harve Bennett.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by John E. Chiberg II.  Costume Design by Robert Fletcher.  Film Editing by Robert F. Shugrue.   Explaining this film’s…

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Small Wonders

ALLAN MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Alternate title:  Fiddlefest USA, 1995.  Four Oaks Foundation.  Cinematography by Kramer Morgenthau.  Produced by Susan Kaplan, Allan Miller.  Film Editing by Allan Miller.  Academy Awards 1995.   Those who enjoyed the Meryl Streep film Music of the Heart should definitely get a look at the documentary that inspired it. Originally titled Fiddlefest when it…

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Cruising (1980)

WILLIAM FRIEDKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/West Germany, 1980.  CiP – Europaische Treuhand AG, Lorimar Film Entertainment.  Screenplay by William Friedkin, based on the novel by Gerald Walker.  Cinematography by James A. Contner.  Produced by Jerry Weintraub.  Music by Jack Nitzsche.  Production Design by Bruce Weintraub.  Costume Design by Robert De Mora.  Film Editing by Bud S. Smith.  Podcast:  Bad Gay Movies….

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Music Of The Heart (1999)

WES CRAVEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1999.  Craven-Maddalena Films, Miramax.  Screenplay by Pamela Gray.  Cinematography by Peter Deming.  Produced by Susan Kaplan, Marianne Maddalena, Allan Miller, Walter Scheuer.  Music by Mason Daring.  Production Design by Bruce Alan Miller.  Costume Design by Susan Lyall.  Film Editing by Gregg Featherman, Patrick Lussier.  Academy Awards 1999.  Golden Globe Awards 1999.  Toronto International Film Festival 1999.   Meryl Streep‘s performance as…

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