The Out Of Towners (1970)

ARTHUR HILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1970. Jalem Productions. Screenplay by Neil Simon. Cinematography by Andrew Laszlo. Produced by Paul Nathan. Music by Quincy Jones. Production Design by Charles Bailey, Walter H. Tyler. Costume Design by Forrest T. Butler, Grace Harris. Film Editing by Fred A. Chulack. Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis…

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Lovers And Other Strangers (1970)

CY HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1970.  American Broadcasting Company.  Screenplay by Renée Taylor, Joseph Bologna, David Zelag Goodman, based on the play by Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna.  Cinematography by Andrew Laszlo.  Produced by David Susskind.  Music by Fred Karlin.  Production Design by Ben Edwards.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film…

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Reality Bites (1994)

BEN STILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1994.  Jersey Films, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Helen Childress.  Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki. Produced by Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg.  Production Design by Sharon Seymour.   Costume Design by Eugenie Bafaloukos.  Film Editing by Lisa Zeno Churgin, John Spence.  Gen X-ers graduate from college and are unable to find themselves a place in the…

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The Daytrippers (1996)

GREG MOTTOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Canada/USA, 1996.  Alliance Communications Corporation, Cinépix Film Properties, Fiasco Photoplays, Trick Productions.  Screenplay by Greg Mottola.  Cinematography by John Inwood.  Produced by Steven Soderbergh, Nancy Tenenbaum.  Music by Richard Martinez.  Production Design by Bonnie J. Brinkley.  Costume Design by Barbara Presar.  Film Editing by Anne McCabe.  Toronto International Film Festival 1996.   Droll New York comedy about…

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Judy Berlin (1999)

ERIC MENDELSOHN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1999.  Caruso / Mendelsohn Productions, Shooting Gallery, Starz! Encore Entertainment, Tsg Pictures.  Screenplay by Eric Mendelsohn. Cinematography by Jeffrey Seckendorf.  Produced by Rocco Caruso.  Music by Michael Nicholas.  Production Design by Charles Kulsziski.  Costume Design by Sue Gandy.  Film Editing by Eric Mendelsohn.   There’s a sleepy, quiet quality about this film that is irresistible….

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Awakenings (1990)

PENNY MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1990.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Parkes/Lasker productions.  Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, based on the book by Oliver Sacks. Cinematography by Miroslav Ondricek.  Produced by Lawrence Lasker, Walter F. Parkes.  Music by Randy Newman.  Production Design by Anton Furst.  Costume Design by Cynthia Flynt.  Film Editing by Battle Davis, Gerald B. Greenberg.   Dr. Oliver Sacks’ autobiographical…

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Night At The Museum (2006)

SHAWN LEVY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 2006.  Twentieth Century Fox, Ingenious Film Partners, 1492 Pictures, 21 Laps Entertainment, Dune Entertainment.  Screen Story and Screenplay by Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon, based on the book by Milan Trenc.  Cinematography by Guillermo Navarro.  Produced by Michael Barnathan, Chris Columbus, Shawn Levy.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Claude Pare.  Costume Design by…

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The Boys From Brazil (1978)

FRANKLIN J. SCHAFFNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1978.  Sir Lew Grade, Producers Circle, ITC Films.  Screenplay by Heywood Gould, based on the novel by Ira Levin.  Cinematography by Henri Decae.  Produced by Stanley O’Toole, Martin Richards.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Gil Parrondo.  Costume Design by Anthony Mendleson.  Film Editing by Robert Swink.   Laurence Olivier is terrific as a…

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Fame (1980)

ALAN PARKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1980.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Christopher Gore.  Cinematography by Michael Seresin.  Produced by David De Silva, Alan Marshall.  Music by Michael Gore.  Production Design by Geoffrey Kirkland.  Costume Design by Kristi Zea.  Film Editing by Gerry Hambling.   Four years in the life of students at a New York performing arts school are chronicled in this…

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Nasty Habits (1977)

MICHAEL LINDSAY-HOGG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1977.  Bowden Productions Limited.  Screenplay by Robert Enders, based on the novel The Abbess of Crewe by Muriel Spark.   Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe.  Produced by Robert Enders.  Music by John Cameron.  Production Design by Robert Jones.  Film Editing by Peter Tanner.   The makings of what should have been a winning classic somehow…

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