The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)

BARBRA STREISAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1996.  TriStar Pictures, Phoenix Pictures, Barwood Films.  Screen Story and Screenplay by Richard LaGravenese, based on the screenplay Le Miroir A Deux Faces, dialogue by Jean Meckert, Denis Perret, screenplay by Andre Cayatte, Gerard Oury.  Cinematography by Andrzej Bartkowiak, Dante Spinotti.  Produced by Arnon Milchan, Barbra Streisand.  Music by Marvin Hamlisch.  Production Design by Tom…

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The Prince Of Tides (1991)

BARBRA STREISAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1991.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Barwood Films, Longfellow Pictures.  Screenplay by Pat Conroy, Becky Johnston, based on the novel by Pat Conroy.  Cinematography by Stephen Goldblatt.  Produced by Barbra Streisand.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Paul Sylbert.  Costume Design by Ruth Morley.  Film Editing by Don Zimmerman.   Barbra Streisand shows, as with her other films…

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Yentl (1983)

BARBRA STREISAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1983.  Ladbroke, Barwood Films, United Artists.  Screenplay by Jack Rosenthal, Barbra Streisand, based on the story Yentl, The Yeshiva Boy by Isaac Bashevis Singer.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Rusty Lemorande, Barbra Streisand.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Roy Walker.  Costume Design by Judy Moorcroft.  Film Editing by Terry Rawlings.   Barbra Streisand fans…

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Vito (2011)

JEFFREY SCHWARZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2011.  Automat Pictures, Making it Big. Cinematography by David Quantic.  Produced by Jeffrey Schwarz.  Music by Miriam Cutler.  Film Editing by Philip Harrison.  Dorian Awards 2011.   Sixteen years after the excellent documentary The Celluloid Closet, based on the book by Vito Russo, comes this superb documentary about the life of the…

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Meet The Fockers (2004)

JAY ROACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2004.  Universal Pictures, DreamWorks, Tribeca Productions, Everyman Pictures.  Story and Screenplay by Jim Herzfeld, Marc Hyman, based on characters created by Greg Glienna, Mary Ruth Clarke.  Cinematography by John Schwartzman.  Produced by Robert De Niro, Jay Roach, Jane Rosenthal.  Music by Randy Newman.  Production Design by Rusty Smith.  Costume Design by Carol Ramsey.  Film Editing by…

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A Star Is Born (1976)

FRANK PIERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1976.  Barwood Films, First Artists, Winters Hollywood Entertainment Holdings Corporation.  Screenplay by John Gregory Dunne, Joan Didion, Frank Pierson, based on a story by William A. Wellman, Robert Carson.  Cinematography by Robert Surtees.  Produced by Jon Peters.  Music by Roger Kellaway.  Production Design by Polly Platt.  Costume Design by Seth Banks, Shirlee Strahm.  Film Editing…

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Up The Sandbox (1972)

IRVIN KERSHNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1972.   Barwood Films, First Artists.   Screenplay by Paul Zindel, based on the novel by Anne Richardson Roiphe.   Cinematography by Gordon Willis.   Produced by Robert Chartoff, Irwin Winkler.   Music by Billy Goldenberg.   Production Design by Harry Horner.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.   Film Editing by Robert Lawrence.    Barbra…

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Hello, Dolly! (1969)

GENE KELLY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 1969.  Chenault Productions, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Ernest Lehman, based on the stage musical by Michael Stewart, from The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder, adapted from Einen Jux will er Sich Machen by Johann Nestroy.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by Ernest Lehman.    Music by Lennie Hayton, Lionel Newman. …

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Nuts (1987)

MARTIN RITT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1987.  Warner Bros., Barwood Films.  Screenplay by Tom Topor, Darryl Ponicsan, Alvin Sargent, based on the play by Tom Topor.  Cinematography by Andrzej Bartkowiak.  Produced by Barbra Streisand.  Music by Barbra Streisand.  Production Design by Joel Schiller.  Costume Design by Joe I. Tompkins.  Film Editing by Sidney Levin.   Barbra Streisand has no end of fun chewing up…

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Funny Lady (1975)

HERBERT ROSS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1975.  Columbia Pictures, Rastar Pictures.  Story by Arnold Schulman, Screenplay by Jay Presson Allen, Arnold Schulman.  Cinematography by James Wong Howe.  Produced by Ray Stark.  Music by Fred Ebb, John Kander, Peter Matz.  Production Design by George Jenkins.  Costume Design by Ray Aghayan, Bob Mackie.  Film Editing by Marion Rothman.   Is it possible that Fanny Brice’s…

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Funny Girl (1968)

WILLIAM WYLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1968.  Columbia Pictures Corporation,  Rastar Productions.Screenplay by Isobel Lennart, based on her play.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by Ray Stark.  Music by Jule Styne.  Production Design by Gene Callahan.  Costume Design by Irene Sharaff.  Film Editing by William Sands, Maury Winetrobe.   The life of Fanny Brice made its way to the big…

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On A Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970)

VINCENTE MINNELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1970.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Alan Jay Lerner, based on his play.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by Howard W. Koch.  Music by Nelson Riddle.  Production Design by John DeCuir.  Costume Design by Cecil Beaton, Arnold Scaasi.  Film Editing by David Bretherton. University student Barbra Streisand checks into psychiatrist Yves Montand‘s office for…

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