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 … More Short Eyes (1977)

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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 … More Outrageous Fortune

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Joe

JOHN G. AVILDSEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1970.  Cannon Group, The D.C. Company.  Screenplay by Norman Wexler.  Cinematography by John G. Avildsen.  Produced by David Gil.  Music by Bobby Scott.  Costume Design by Andrew Kay.  Film Editing by George T. Norris.  Academy Awards 1970.   This interesting, grungy little drama captures the frustrations of regular middle-aged folks and their reactions to … More Joe

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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 … More Bananas (1971)

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