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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Where’d You Go, Bernadette (2019)

RICHARD LINKLATER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2019.  Annapurna Pictures, Color Force.  Screenplay by Richard Linklater, Holly Gant, Vincent Palmo Jr., based on the novel by Maria Semple.  Cinematography by Shane F. Kelly.  Produced by Megan Ellison, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Ginger Sledge.  Music by Graham Reynolds.  Production Design by Bruce Curtis.  Costume…

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Lucky Lady (1975)

STANLEY DONEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   USA, 1975.  Gruskoff/Venture Films.  Screenplay by Willard Huyck, Gloria Katz.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Unsworth.  Produced by Michael Gruskoff.  Music by Ralph Burns.  Production Design by John Barry. Costume Design by Lilly Fenichel.  Film Editing by Peter Boita, George Hively. Liza Minnelli and Burt Reynolds fail in their attempt to make big money running undocumented Mexicans…

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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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Klute (1971)

ALAN J. PAKULA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1971.  Warner Bros., Gus Productions.  Screenplay by Andy Lewis, David E. Lewis.  Cinematography by Gordon Willis.  Produced by Alan J. Pakula.  Music by Michael Small.  Production Design by George Jenkins.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Carl Lerner.   The other fantastic thriller made in 1971 is the perfect feminine companion to The…

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Tempest (1982)

PAUL MAZURSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 1982.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Paul Mazursky, Leon Capetanos, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by Paul Mazursky.  Music by Stomu Yamashta.  Production Design by Pato Guzman.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Donn Cambern.   Bloated, self-important near-adaptation of Shakespeare’s play in a modern setting,…

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All That Jazz (1979)

BOB FOSSE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1979.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Bob Fosse, Robert Alan Aurthur.  Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno.  Produced by Robert Alan Aurthur.  Music by Ralph Burns.  Production Design by Philip Rosenberg.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Alan Heim.  Podcast:  My Criterions.   Bob Fosse takes the cinematic spectacle of big-budget musicals and uses…

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