Short Eyes (1977)

ROBERT M. YOUNG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   USA, 1977.  Screenplay by Miguel Pinero, based on his play. Cinematography by Peter Sova. Produced by Lewis Harris, Robert M. Young. Music by Curtis Mayfield.  Production Design by Joe Babas. Costume Design by Paul Martino. Film Editing by Edward Beyer. Miguel Pineyro’s Tony-nominated play, based on his own experiences behind bars, is adapted…

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Arthur (1981)

STEVE GORDON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1981.  Orion Pictures, Jack Rollins & Charles H. Joffe Productions.  Screenplay by Steve Gordon.  Cinematography by Fred Schuler.  Produced by Robert Greenhut.  Music by Burt Bacharach.  Production Design by Stephen Hendrickson.  Costume Design by Jane Greenwood.  Film Editing by Susan E. Morse.   Dudley Moore is terrific as the spoiled heir to a vast fortune who is…

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Taxi Driver (1976)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1976.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Columbia Pictures, Bill/Phillips, Italo/Judeo Productions.  Screenplay by Paul Schrader.  Cinematography by Michael Chapman.  Produced by Julia Phillips, Michael Phillips.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by Charles Rosen.  Costume Design by Ruth Morley.  Film Editing by Tom Rolf, Melvin Shapiro.   An absolutely perfect film, mostly remembered now (unfortunately) for Robert De…

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Midnight Run (1988)

MARTIN BREST Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1988.  Universal Pictures, City Light Films.  Screenplay by George Gallo.  Cinematography by Donald E. Thorin.  Produced by Martin Brest.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Angelo P. Graham.  Costume Design by Gloria Gresham.  Film Editing by Chris Lebenzon, Michael Tronick, Billy Weber.   This is a film that successfully merges action, comedy, and even a…

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Annie Hall (1977)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1977.  Jack Rollins & Charles H. Joffe Productions, Rollins-Joffe Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman. Cinematography by Gordon Willis.  Produced by Charles H. Joffe.  Production Design by Mel Bourne.  Costume Design by Ruth Morley.  Film Editing by Wendy Greene Bricmont, Ralph Rosenblum.   La dee da, la la. Woody Allen takes a sharp…

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Stardust Memories (1980)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 1980.  Jack Rollins & Charles H. Joffe Productions, Rollins-Joffe Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Gordon Willis.  Produced by Robert Greenhut.  Production Design by Mel Bourne.  Costume Design by Santo Loquasto.  Film Editing by Susan E. Morse. One of Woody Allen‘s less inspired works, this bitter film is the director’s response to the criticism…

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