The Goldfinch (2019)

JOHN CROWLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2019.  Amazon Studios, Color Force, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Peter Straughan, based on the novel by Donna Tartt.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson.  Music by Trevor Gureckis.  Production Design by K.K. Barrett.  Costume Design by Kasia Walicka-Maimone.  Film Editing by Kelley…

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The Grass Harp (1995)

CHARLES MATTHAU Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1995.  Charles Matthau-Jerry Tokofsky-John Davis Productions, Fine Line Features, Grass Harp, New Line Cinema.  Screenplay by Stirling Silliphant, Kirk Ellis, based on the novella by Truman Capote.  Cinematography by John A. Alonzo.  Produced by James T. Davis, John Davis, Charles Matthau, Jerry Tokofsky.  Music by Patrick Williams.  Production Design by Paul Sylbert.  Costume Design…

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Fame (1980)

ALAN PARKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1980.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Christopher Gore.  Cinematography by Michael Seresin.  Produced by David De Silva, Alan Marshall.  Music by Michael Gore.  Production Design by Geoffrey Kirkland.  Costume Design by Kristi Zea.  Film Editing by Gerry Hambling.  Academy Awards 1980.  Golden Globe Awards 1980. Four years in the life of students at a New York performing…

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Heartbreak Ridge (1986)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1986.  Jay Weston Productions, The Malpaso Company. Screenplay by James Carabatsos.  Cinematography by Jack N. Green.  Produced by Clint Eastwood.  Music by Lennie Niehaus.  Production Design by Edward C. Carfagno.  Costume Design by Glenn Wright.  Film Editing by Joel Cox.  Academy Awards 1986. Clint at his grizzled best as a survivor of many wars, now assigned to…

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Porky’s (1981)

BOB CLARK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  Canada/USA, 1981.  Melvin Simon Productions, Astral Bellevue Pathé.  Screenplay by Bob Clark.  Cinematography by Reginald H. Morris.  Produced by Don Carmody, Bob Clark.  Music by Paul Zaza, Carl Zittrer.  Production Design by Reuben Freed.  Costume Design by Mary E. McLeod, Larry S. Wells.  Film Editing by Stan Cole.   At an average American high school in the…

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Funny Games U.S. (2007)

MICHAEL HANEKE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA/France/United Kingdom/Austria/Germany/Italy, 2007.  Celluloid Dreams, Halcyon Pictures, Tartan Films, X-Filme Creative Pool, Lucky Red, Kinematograf, Belladonna Productions, Serenity Film, Warner Independent Pictures.  Screenplay by Michael Haneke.  Cinematography by Darius Khondji.  Produced by Christian Baute, Chris Coen, Hamish McAlpine, Hengameh Panahi, Andro Steinborn.  Production Design by Kevin Thompson.  Costume Design by David C. Robinson.  Film Editing by Monika Willi. Michael…

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