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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Outrageous Fortune (1987)

ARTHUR HILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1987.  Touchstone Pictures, Silver Screen Partners II, Interscope Communications.  Screenplay by Leslie Dixon.  Cinematography by David M. Walsh.  Produced by Robert W. Cort, Ted Field.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by James Dowell Vance.  Costume Design by Gloria Gresham.  Film Editing by Tom Rolf.   Two fantastic lead performances plus a clever screenplay by Leslie…

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Joe (1970)

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.   This interesting, grungy little drama captures the frustrations of regular middle-aged folks and their reactions to the hippie…

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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…

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