Mighty Joe Young (1949)

ERNEST B. SCHOEDSACK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1949.  Argosy Pictures, ARKO.  Story by Merian C. Cooper, Screenplay by Ruth Rose.  Cinematography by J. Roy Hunt.  Produced by Merian C. Cooper.  Music by Roy Webb.  Production Design by James Basevi.  Costume Design by Adele Balkan.  Film Editing by Ted Cheesman.  Merian Cooper and…

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All The Others Were Practice (2015)

BRIAN TOLLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.   USA, 2015.  All the Others.  Screenplay by Jon Hancuff, Brian Tolle.  Produced by Matthew Valenti, Travis Valentine.  Podcast:  Bad Gay Movies. Jorge works a dull office job and spends most of his time gossiping with his lonely best friend.  He tries to navigate the world of dating men, while she deals with…

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Bee Season (2005)

SCOTT McGEHEE, DAVID SIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 2005.  Bee Season Productions Inc., Fox Searchlight Pictures, Bona Fide Productions, i5 Films, Epsilon Motion Pictures, Fox Searchlab, Major Studio Partners, Merkel Verwaltungsgesellschaft Filmproduktions, Regency Enterprises.  Screenplay by Naomi Foner, based on the novel by Myla Goldberg.  Cinematography by Giles Nuttgens.  Produced by Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa.  Music by Peter…

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Beautiful Joe (2000)

STEPHEN METCALFE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2000.  Stratosphere Entertainment, Capitol Films, Beautiful Films, Haft Entertainment, Pacific Motion Pictures.  Screenplay by Stephen Metcalfe.  Cinematography by Thomas E. Ackerman.  Produced by Fred Fuchs, Steven Haft.  Music by John Altman.  Production Design by David Brisbin.  Costume Design by Julia Caston, Jenni Gullett.  Film Editing by Michael Bradsell, Nick Moore.   Don’t be fooled by…

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Simba (1955)

BRIAN DESMOND HURST Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1955.  Group Film Productions Limited.  Screenplay by John Baines, based on the novel by Anthony Perry.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Unsworth.  Produced by Peter De Sarigny.  Music by Francis Chagrin.  Production Design by John Howell.  Costume Design by Doris Lee.  Film Editing by Michael Gordon.   Terrific British film that addresses the effects of colonialism…

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The Evening Star (1996)

ROBERT HARLING Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1996.  Rysher Entertainment.  Screenplay by Robert Harling, based on the novel by Larry McMurtry.   Cinematography by Don Burgess.   Produced by David Paul Kirkpatrick, Polly Platt, Keith Samples.  Music by William Ross.  Production Design by Bruno Rubeo.  Costume Design by Renee Ehrlich Kalfus.  Film Editing by David Moritz, Priscilla Nedd-Friendly.  Golden Globe Awards 1996….

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The Wild Bunch (1969)

SAM PECKINPAH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1969.  Warner Brothers/Seven Arts.  Story by Walon Green, Roy N. Sickner, Screenplay by Walon Green, Sam Peckinpah.  Cinematography by Lucien Ballard.  Produced by Phil Feldman.  Music by Jerry Fielding.  Production Design by Edward Carrere.  Costume Design by James R. Silke.  Film Editing by Lou Lombardo.  Academy Awards 1969.   Sam Peckinpah’s ultraviolent western melodrama became a guiding…

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She Wore A Yellow Ribbon (1949)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 1949.  Argosy Pictures.  Screenplay by Frank S. Nugent, Laurence Stallings, based on the short stories The Big Hunt and War Party by James Warner Bellah.  Cinematography by Winton C. Hoch.  Produced by Merian C. Cooper, John Ford.  Music by Richard Hageman.  Production Design by James Basevi.  Costume Design by Michael Meyers, Ann Peck.  Film Editing…

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Shane (1953)

GEORGE STEVENS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1953.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by A.B. Guthrie Jr., additional dialogue by Jack Sher, based on the novel by Jack Schaefer.  Cinematography by Loyal Griggs.  Produced by George Stevens.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Hal Pereira, Walter H. Tyler.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by William Hornbeck, Tom McAdoo.  Academy Awards 1953.   Jean…

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The Sugarland Express (1974)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1974.  Universal Pictures, Zanuck/Brown Productions.  Story by Steven Spielberg, Hal Barwood, Matthew Robbins, Screenplay by Hal Barwood, Matthew Robbins.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by David Brown, Richard D. Zanuck.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Joe Alves.  Costume Design by Robert Ellsworth, James Gilmore.  Film Editing by Edward M. Abroms, Verna Fields.  Cannes Film Festival…

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The Last Picture Show (1971)

PETER BOGDANOVICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1971.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, BBS Productions, Last Picture Show Productions.  Screenplay by Larry McMurtry, Peter Bogdanovich, based on the novel by Larry McMurtry.  Cinematography by Robert Surtees.  Produced by Stephen J. Friedman.  Production Design by Polly Platt.  Costume Design by Polly Platt.  Film Editing by Donn Cambern.  Academy Awards 1971.  Golden Globe Awards 1971.  National…

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Brother Bear (2003)

AARON BLAISE, ROBERT WALKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2003.  Walt Disney Feature Animation, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story supervisor Stephen J. Anderson, Story by Nathan Greno, Stevie Wermers, Kevin Deters, Woody Woodman, Thom Enriquez, Kevin Harkey, Broose Johnson, John Norton, John Puglisi, Additional story material by Jeff Hand, Additional story by Tim Hodge, Tom LaBaff, Ray Shenusay,…

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