Beau Pere (1981)

BERTRAND BLIER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  France, 1981.  Sara Films, France 2.   Screenplay by Bertrand Blier, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Sacha Vierny.   Produced by Alain Sarde.   Music by Philippe Sarde.   Production Design by Theobald Meurisse.    Costume Design by Michele Cerf.  Film Editing by Claudine Merlin.   Boston Film Critics Awards 1981….

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Taxi Zum Klo (1980)

FRANK RIPPLOH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  West Germany, 1980.  Exportfilm Bischoff & Co..  Screenplay by Frank Ripploh.  Cinematography by Horst Schier.  Produced by Frank Ripploh, Horst Schier, Laurens Straub.  Music by Hans Wittstatt.  Film Editing by Gela-Marina Runne, Matthias von Gunten.  Boston Film Critics Awards 1981.   In this oddly charming film, Frank Ripploh directs and stars as a fictionalized…

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Pennies From Heaven (1981)

HERBERT ROSS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1981.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, SLM Production Group, Hera Productions.  Screenplay by Dennis Potter, based on his original material.  Cinematography by Gordon Willis. Produced by Nora Kaye, Herbert Ross.  Music by Ralph Burns, Billy May.  Production Design by Philip Harrison.  Costume Design by Bob Mackie.  Film Editing by Richard Marks.  Academy Awards 1981. Boston Film Critics Awards 1981….

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Atlantic City (1980)

LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Canada/France, 1980.  International Cinema Corporation, Canadian Film Development Corporation, Cine-Neighbor, Selta Films, Famous Players Limited.  Screenplay by John Guare.  Cinematography by Richard Ciupka.  Produced by Denis Heroux, John Kemeny.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Anne Pritchard.  Costume Design by Francois Barbeau.  Film Editing by Suzanne Baron.  Academy Awards 1981. Boston Film Critics Awards 1981.   Golden…

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My Dinner With Andre (1981)

LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1981.  Saga Productions Inc., The Andre Company.  Screenplay by Andre Gregory, Wallace Shawn.  Cinematography by Jeri Sopanen.  Produced by George W. George, Beverly Karp.  Music by Allen Shawn.  Production Design by David Mitchell.  Costume Design by Jeff Ullman.  Film Editing by Suzanne Baron.  Boston Film Critics Awards 1981.   This wonderful movie actually recreates the great…

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Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1981.  Paramount Pictures, Lucasfilm.  Story by George Lucas, Philip Kaufman, Screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan.  Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe.  Produced by Frank Marshall.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Norman Reynolds.  Costume Design by Deborah Nadoolman.  Film Editing by Michael Kahn.  Academy Awards 1981.  Boston Film Critics Awards 1981.  Golden Globe Awards 1981.  National Board of Review Awards 1981.  …

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Reds (1981)

WARREN BEATTY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1981.  Barclays Mercantile Industrial Finance, JRS Productions.  Screenplay by Warren Beatty, Trevor Griffiths.  Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro.  Produced by Warren Beatty.  Music by Stephen Sondheim.  Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Shirley Russell.  Film Editing by Dede Allen, Craig McKay.  Academy Awards 1981.  Boston Film Critics Awards 1981.  Golden Globe Awards 1981.  National Board of Review…

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