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 to…

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Outrageous Fortune

BBBB (out of 5) Two fantastic lead performances plus a clever screenplay by Leslie Dixon make this an outrageously fun comedy to watch. Shelley Long is marvelous as an aspiring actress who falls in love with a costume shop retailer (Peter Coyote) only to witness him die in a bombing. Another student in her acting class…

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Joe

BBB (out of 5) This interesting, grungy little drama captures the frustrations of regular middle-aged folks and their reactions to the hippie movement of the sixties and seventies. Peter Boyle plays an incredibly angry bar patron whose railing against overly liberal youth attracts the attentions of a businessman (Dennis Patrick) whose young daughter (Susan Sarandon in her…

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Bananas (1971)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1971.  Jack Rollins & Charles H. Joffe Productions.   Screenplay by Mickey Rose, Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Andrew M. Costikyan.  Produced by Jack Grossberg.  Music by Marvin Hamlisch.  Production Design by Ed Wittstein.  Costume Design by Gene Coffin.  Film Editing by Ron Kalish, Ralph Rosenblum.   Woody Allen‘s hilarious comedy spoofs the Cuban Missile Crisis and…

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