Brass Target (1978)

JOHN HOUGH Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.   USA/West Germany/Switzerland, 1978.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Alvin Boretz, based on the novel by Frederick Nolan.  Cinematography by Tony Imi.  Produced by Arthur Lewis.  Music by Laurence Rosenthal.  Production Design by Rolf Zehetbauer.  Costume Design by Monika Bauert.  Film Editing by David Lane. George S. Patton is given the JFK treatment in a conspiracy thriller that…

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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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Last Summer (1969)

FRANK PERRY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1969.  Alsid Productions, Francis Productions.  Screenplay by Eleanor Perry, based on the novel by Evan Hunter.  Cinematography by Enrique Bravo, Gerald Hirschfeld.  Produced by Sidney Beckerman, Alfred W. Crown, Emanuel L. Wolf.  Music by John Simon.  Production Design by Peter Dohanos.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by Sidney Katz, Marion Kraft.   Frank Perry…

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Words And Pictures (2013)

FRED SCHEPISI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   United Kingdom/Canada/Australia, 2013.  Latitude Productions, Lascaux Films, American Entertainment Investors.  Screenplay by Gerald Di Pego.  Cinematography by Ian Baker.  Produced by Curtis Burch, Gerald Di Pego, Fred Schepisi.  Music by Paul Grabowsky.  Production Design by Patrizia von Brandenstein.  Costume Design by Tish Monaghan.  Film Editing by Peter Honess.  Toronto International Film Festival 2013. Clive Owen is an English…

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At First Sight (1999)

IRWIN WINKLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1999.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Steve Levitt, based on the story To See And Not See by Oliver Sacks.  Cinematography by John Seale.  Produced by Rob Cowan, Irwin Winkler.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Jane Musky.  Costume Design by John Dunn.  Film Editing by Julie Monroe.   Intense drama about Mira Sorvino meeting blind massage therapist Val Kilmer at…

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X-Men 2: X-Men United (2003)

BRYAN SINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original title:  X2 Canada/USA, 2003.  Twentieth Century Fox, Marvel Enterprises, Donners’ Company, Bad Hat Harry Productions, XF2 Canada Productions, XM2 Productions.  Story by Zak Penn, David Hayter, Bryan Singer, Screenplay by Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris, David Hayter.  Cinematography by Newton Thomas Sigel.  Produced by Lauren Shuler Donner, Ralph Winter.  Music by John…

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X-Men (2000)

BRYAN SINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2000.  Twentieth Century Fox, Marvel Enterprises, Donners’ Company, Bad Hat Harry Productions.  Story by Tom DeSanto, Bryan Singer, Screenplay by David Hayter. Cinematography by Newton Thomas Sigel.  Produced by Lauren Shuler Donner, Ralph Winter.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by John Myhre.  Costume Design by Louise Mingenbach.  Film Editing by Steven Rosenblum,…

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Six Degrees Of Separation (1993)

FRED SCHEPISI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1993.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Maiden Movies, New Regency Pictures.  Screenplay by John Guare, based on his play.  Cinematography by Ian Baker.  Produced by Arnon Milchan, Fred Schepisi.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Patrizia von Brandenstein.  Costume Design by Judianna Makovsky.  Film Editing by Peter Honess.   John Guare adapts his excellent play to the big screen with…

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Mame (1974)

GENE SAKS Bil’s rating (out of 5): 0. USA, 1974.  American Broadcasting Company, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Paul Zindel, based on the play by Jerome Lawrence, Robert E. Lee, and the novel Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis.  Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop.  Produced by James Cresson, Robert Fryer.  Music by Jerry Herman.  Production Design by Robert F. Boyle.  Costume Design by…

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Paulie (1998)

JOHN ROBERTS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1998.  DreamWorks, Mutual Film Company.  Screenplay by Laurie Craig.  Cinematography by Tony Pierce-Roberts.  Produced by Mark Gordon, Gary Levinsohn, Allison Lyon Segan.  Music by John Debney.  Production Design by J. Dennis Washington.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film Editing by Bruce Cannon.   Tired tale of a lonely, wandering budgie (voiced by Jay Mohr, who also…

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The King Is Alive (2000)

KRISTIAN LEVRING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Sweden/Denmark/USA, 2000.  Newmarket Capital Group, Good Machine, Zentropa Entertainments, Danmarks Radio, SVT Drama, TV2 Norge, Yleisradio, Nordisk Film- & TV-Fond, Det Danske Filminstitut.  Screenplay by Kristian Levring, Anders Thomas Jensen, with inspiration from the play King Lear by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Jens Schlosser.  Produced by Svend Abrahamsen, Patricia Kruijer, Vibeke Windelov.  Music…

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It’s My Party (1996)

RANDAL KLEISER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1996.  Opala Productions.  Screenplay by Randal Kleiser.  Cinematography by Bernd Heinl.  Produced by Randal Kleiser, Joel Thurm.  Music by Basil Poledouris.  Production Design by Clark Hunter.  Costume Design by Danielle King.  Film Editing by Ila von Hasperg.   In the brief prologue of this touching drama, Eric Roberts learns that he is HIV-positive, which is…

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