Absence Of Malice

BBBBB (out of 5) Excellent drama about the world of journalism. Sally Field gives her best performance after Norma Rae as a green reporter who goes after the son of a long-dead mob boss (a superb Paul Newman) in the hopes that his story will shed light on a recent murder case. Newman hasn’t entered…

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Porky’s II: The Next Day (1983)

BOB CLARK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Canada/USA, 1983.  Simon / Reeves / Landsburg Productions, Astral Bellevue Pathé.  Screenplay by Bob Clark, Roger Swaybill, Alan Ormsby, based on characters created by Bob Clark.  Cinematography by Reginald H. Morris.  Produced by Don Carmody,  Carl Zittrer.  Music by Carl Zittrer.  Production Design by Fred Price.  Costume Design by Mary E. McLeod.  Film Editing by Stan…

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Porky’s (1981)

BOB CLARK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  Canada/USA, 1981.  Melvin Simon Productions, Astral Bellevue Pathé.  Screenplay by Bob Clark.  Cinematography by Reginald H. Morris.  Produced by Don Carmody, Bob Clark.  Music by Paul Zaza, Carl Zittrer.  Production Design by Reuben Freed.  Costume Design by Mary E. McLeod, Larry S. Wells.  Film Editing by Stan Cole.   At an average American high school in the…

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A Night In Heaven (1983)

JOHN G. AVILDSEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  USA, 1983.  Screenplay by Joan Tewkesbury.  Cinematography by David L. Quaid.  Produced by David L. Quaid, Hawk Koch.  Music by Jan Hammer.  Production Design by Anna Hill Johnstone.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone.  Film Editing by John G. Avildsen.   Hilariously bad movie is lamentable for wasting the superb talents of Lesley…

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