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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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

J.J. ABRAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2019.  Lucasfilm, Bad Robot, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Derek Connolly, Colin Trevorrow, Chris Terrio, J.J. Abrams, Screenplay by Chris Terrio, J.J. Abrams, based on characters created by George Lucas.  Cinematography by Dan Mindel.  Produced by J.J. Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan.  Music by John Williams. …

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Mahogany (1975)

BERRY GORDY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   USA, 1975.  Motown Productions, Nikor Productions, Paramount Pictures.  Story by Toni Amber, Screenplay by John Byrum.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Jack Ballard, Rob Cohen.  Music by Michael Masser.  Production Design by Aurelio Crugnola, Leon Erickson.  Costume Design by Diana Ross.  Film Editing by Peter Zinner.  Diana Ross follows her triumph as Billie…

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Nighthawks (1981)

BRUCE MALMUTH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.    USA, 1981.  Universal Pictures, Martin Poll Productions, The Production Company, Herb Nanas Productions, Layton Productions.  Story by David Shaber, Paul Sylbert, Screenplay by David Shaber.  Cinematography by James A. Contner.  Produced by Martin Poll.  Music by Keith Emerson.  Production Design by Peter S. Larkin.   Costume Design by Robert De Mora, John Falabella.  Film Editing…

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Fear City (1984)

ABEL FERRARA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1984.  Twentieth Century Fox, Zupnik-Curtis Enterprises, Rebecca Productions, Castle Hill Productions.  Screenplay by Nicholas St. John.  Cinematography by James Lemmo.  Produced by Bruce Cohn Curtis.  Music by Dick Halligan.  Production Design by Vincent M. Cresciman.  Costume Design by Linda M. Bass.  Film Editing by Jack W. Holmes, Anthony Redman.   Tom Berenger is terrific as…

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The Lego Movie (2014)

PHIL LORD, CHRISTOPHER MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Australia/USA/Denmark, 2014.  Columbia Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Relativity Media, Original Film, Stephen J. Cannell Productions.  Story by Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Screenplay by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller.  Cinematography by Barry Peterson, Pablo Plaisted.  Produced by Roy Lee, Dan Lin.  Music by Mark Mothersbaugh.  Production Design by Grant Freckelton.  Film Editing by David Burrows,…

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Undercover Brother (2002)

MALCOLM D. LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2002.  Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, Urban Media.  Story by John Ridley, Screenplay by John Ridley, Michael McCullers, based on the internet series by John Ridley.  Cinematography by Tom Priestley Jr..  Produced by Brian Grazer, Michael Jenkinson, Damon Lee, Greg McKay.  Music by Stanley Clarke.  Production Design by William A. Elliott.  Costume Design by Danielle…

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Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

IRVIN KERSHNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1980.  Lucasfilm.  Story by George Lucas, Screenplay by Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan.  Cinematography by Peter Suschitzky.  Produced by Gary Kurtz.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Norman Reynolds.  Costume Design by John Mollo.  Film Editing by Paul Hirsch.   The best of all the Star Wars movies is this rip-roaring adventure that continues the drama from…

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The Ladies Man (2000)

REGINALD HUDLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 2000.  Broadway Pictures, SNL Studios.  Screenplay by Tim Meadows, Dennis McNicholas, Andrew Steele.  Cinematography by Johnny E. Jensen.  Produced by Lorne Michaels.  Music by Marcus Miller.  Production Design by Franco De Cotiis, Dean A. O’Dell.  Costume Design by Eydi Caines-Floyd.  Film Editing by Earl Watson. Tim Meadows co-wrote and stars in this sometimes funny adaptation of his…

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Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi (1983)

RICHARD MARQUAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB. USA, 1983.  Lucasfilm.  Story by George Lucas, Screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas.  Cinematography by Alan Hume.  Produced by Howard G. Kazanjian.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Norman Reynolds.  Costume Design by Aggie Guerard Rodgers, Nilo Rodis-Jamero.  Film Editing by Sean Barton, Duwayne Dunham, Marcia Lucas.   The weakest of the first three Star Wars…

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Lady Sings The Blues (1972)

SIDNEY J. FURIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1972.  Jobete Productions, Motown Productions, Paramount Pictures, Sidney J. Furie Productions, Weston Productions.  Screenplay by Chris Clark, Suzanne de Passe, Terence McCloy, based on the book by William Dufty, Billie Holliday.  Cinematography by John A. Alonzo.  Produced by Brad Dexter, Jay Weston, James S. White.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design…

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Batman (1989)

TIM BURTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 1989.  Warner Bros., The Guber-Peters Company, Polygram Filmed Entertainment.  Story by Sam Hamm,Screenplay by Sam Hamm, Warren Skaaren, based on characters created by Bob Kane.  Cinematography by Roger Pratt.  Produced by Peter Guber, Jon Peters.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Anton Furst.  Costume Design by Bob Ringwood.  Film Editing by Ray Lovejoy.  …

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