Across 110th Street (1973)

BARRY SHEAR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1973. Film Guarantors. Screenplay by Luther Davis, based on the novel Across 110th by Wally Ferris. Cinematography by Jack Priestley. Produced by Fouad Said, Ralph B. Sharpe. Music by J.J. Johnson. Production Design by Perry Watkins. Costume Design by Joseph Fretwell III. Film Editing by Byron…

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Pretty Baby (1978)

LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1978.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by Polly Platt, Louis Malle, Screenplay by Polly Platt.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced by Louis Malle.  Production Design by Trevor Williams.  Film Editing by Suzanne Fenn.   Brooke Shields has spent all her twelve years growing up in a World War I-era New Orleans brothel, her mother (Susan Sarandon) a seasoned…

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Car Wash (1976)

MICHAEL SCHULTZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1976.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Joel Schumacher.  Cinematography by Frank Stanley.  Produced by Art Linson, Gary Stromberg.  Music by Norman Whitfield.  Production Design by Robert Clatworthy.  Costume Design by Daniel Paredes.  Film Editing by Christopher Holmes.   Thoroughly enjoyable ensemble comedy that covers a day at work with the employees of an L.A. car wash in a loosely…

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Shaft (1971)

GORDON PARKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1971.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Shaft Productions. Screenplay by Ernest Tidyman, John D.F. Black, based on the novel by Ernest Tidyman. Cinematography by Urs Furrer.  Produced by Joel Freeman.  Music by Isaac Hayes, J.J. Johnson.  Production Design by Emanuel Gerard.  Costume Design by Joseph G. Aulisi. Film Editing by Hugh A. Robertson.   The origin of…

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Firestarter (1984)

MARK L. LESTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1984.  Dino De Laurentiis Company, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Stanley Mann, based on the novel by Stephen King.  Cinematography by Giuseppe Ruzzolini.  Produced by Frank Capra Jr..  Music by Tangerine Dream.  Production Design by Giorgio Postiglione.  Costume Design by Michael Butler.  Film Editing by David Rawlins, Ronald Sanders.   Drew Barrymore has mysterious powers of…

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Osmosis Jones (2001)

BOBBY FARRELLY, PETER FARRELLY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2001.  Warner Bros., Conundrum Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation, Warner Bros. Feature Animation.  Screenplay by Marc Hyman.  Cinematography by Mark Irwin.  Produced by Dennis Edwards, Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly, Zak Penn, Bradley Thomas.  Music by Randy Edelman.  Production Design by Sydney J. Bartholomew Jr..  Costume Design by Pamela Withers.  Film Editing by Lois Freeman-Fox, Stephen…

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The Celluloid Closet (1995)

JEFFREY FRIEDMAN, ROB EPSTEIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  France/United Kingdom/Germany/USA, 1995.  Arte, Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, Channel Four Films, Home Box Office, Sony Pictures Classics, Telling Pictures, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.  Story by Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman, Sharon Wood, narration by Armistead Maupin, based on the book by Vito Russo.  Cinematography by Nancy Schreiber.  Produced by Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman,…

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