Night Moves (1975)

ARTHUR PENN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1975. Warner Bros., Hiller Productions, Layton Productions, Major Studio Partners. Screenplay by Alan Sharp. Cinematography by Bruce Surtees. Produced by Robert M. Sherman. Music by Michael Small. Production Design by George Jenkins. Costume Design by Rita Riggs. Film Editing by Dede Allen, Stephen A. Rotter. This…

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The Beguiled (1971)

DON SIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1971.  The Malpaso Company.  Screenplay by Albert Maltz, Irene Kamp,based on the novel by Thomas Cullinan.  Cinematography by Bruce Surtees.  Produced by Don Siegel.  Music by Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Ted Haworth.  Costume Design by Helen Colvig.  Film Editing by Carl Pingitore.  A Yankee soldier (Clint Eastwood) is found near death on the grounds…

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Sudden Impact (1983)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1983.  Warner Bros..  Story by Earl E. Smith, Charles B. Pierce, Screenplay by Joseph Stinson, based on characters created by Harry Julian Fink, Rita M. Fink.  Cinematography by Bruce Surtees.  Produced by Clint Eastwood.  Music by Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Edward C. Carfagno.  Film Editing by Joel Cox.  Clint Eastwood‘s Dirty…

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Tightrope (1984)

RICHARD TUGGLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1984.  The Malpaso Company, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Richard Tuggle.  Cinematography by Bruce Surtees.  Produced by Clint Eastwood, Fritz Manes.  Music by Lennie Niehaus.  Production Design by Edward C. Carfagno.  Costume Design by Glenn Wright.  Film Editing by Joel Cox.   Clint Eastwood plays a New Orleans detective who has quite the case up against him: someone is going…

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Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes (1972)

J. LEE THOMPSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1972.  Apjac International, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Paul Dehn, based on characters created by Pierre Boulle.  Cinematography by Bruce Surtees.  Produced by Arthur P. Jacobs.  Music by Tom Scott.  Production Design by Philip M. Jefferies.  Film Editing by Marjorie Fowler, Alan Jaggs. The exciting Escape is followed by this incredibly curious science-fiction film, which…

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Escape From Alcatraz (1979)

DON SIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.    USA, 1979.  Paramount Pictures, The Malpaso Company.  Screenplay by Richard Tuggle, based on the book by J. Campbell Bruce.  Cinematography by Bruce Surtees.  Produced by Don Siegel.  Music by Jerry Fielding.  Production Design by Allen E. Smith.  Costume Design by Glenn Wright.  Film Editing by Ferris Webster. Clint Eastwood plays a real-life escape artist whose breaks from…

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Dirty Harry (1971)

DON SIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.    USA, 1971.  Warner Bros., The Malpaso Company.  Story by Harry Julian Fink, Rita M. Fink, Screenplay by Harry Julian Fink, Rita M. Fink, Dean Riesner.  Cinematography by Bruce Surtees.  Produced by Don Siegel.  Music by Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Dale Hennesy.  Costume Design by Glenn Wright.  Film Editing by Carl Pingitore. Very few people walk this…

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The Crush (1993)

ALAN SHAPIRO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1993.  Morgan Creek Entertainment Group.  Screenplay by Alan Shapiro.  Cinematography by Bruce Surtees.  Produced by James G. Robinson.  Music by Graeme Revell.  Production Design by Michael S. Bolton.  Costume Design by Sharon Purdy.  Film Editing by Ian Crafford.   Alicia Silverstone plays a disturbed young woman who fixates on her family’s new boarder (Cary Elwes) to an unhealthy…

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Sparkle (1976)

SAM O’STEEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1976.  Robert Stigwood Organization, Warner Bros..  Story by Howard Rosenman, Screenplay by Joel Schumacher.  Cinematography by Bruce Surtees.  Produced by Howard Rosenman.  Music by Curtis Mayfield.  Production Design by Peter Wooley.  Costume Design by Daniel Paredes.  Film Editing by Gordon Scott.   There’s an honest and unassuming quality about this tale of family and ambition that overrides its…

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Bad Boys (1983)

RICK ROSENTHAL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 1983.  EMI Films, Solofilm.  Screenplay by Richard Di Lello.  Cinematography by Bruce Surtees, Donald E. Thorin.  Produced by Robert H. Solo.  Music by Bill Conti.  Production Design by J. Michael Riva.  Costume Design by Mickey Antonetti, Jay Hurley.  Film Editing by Antony Gibbs.   What at first seems like just another early eighties excuse for hyperglamourized juvenile…

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Corrina, Corrina (1994)

JESSIE NELSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1994.  New Line Cinema.  Screenplay by Jessie Nelson.  Cinematography by Bruce Surtees.  Produced by Paula Mazur, Jessie Nelson, Steve Tisch.  Music by Rick Cox.  Production Design by Jeannine Oppewall.  Costume Design by John Hayles, Francine Jamison-Tanchuck.  Film Editing by Lee Percy.   One of the most insightful views into strained race relations in Small Town…

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Lenny (1974)

BOB FOSSE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1974.  Marvin Worth Productions.  Screenplay by Julian Barry, based on his play.  Cinematography by Bruce Surtees.  Produced by Marvin Worth.  Music by Ralph Burns.  Production Design by Joel Schiller.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Alan Heim.   Bob Fosse’s third film and first non-musical is a fascinating, unflinching look at the life…

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