Fun With Dick and Jane (1977)

TED KOTCHEFF Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1977. Columbia Pictures. Story by Gerald Gaiser, Screenplay by David Giler, Jerry Belson, Mordecai Richler. Cinematography by Fred J. Koenekamp. Produced by Peter Bart, Max Palevsky. Music by Ernest Gold. Production Design by James Hulsey. Costume Design by Donfeld. Film Editing by Danford B. Greene. George…

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Air America (1990)

ROGER SPOTTISWOODE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1990.  Carolco Pictures, IndieProd Company Productions.  Screenplay by John Eskow, Richard Rush, based on the book by Christopher Robbins.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Daniel Melnick.  Music by Charles Gross.  Production Design by Allan Cameron.  Costume Design by John Mollo.  Film Editing by John Bloom,…

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Bound For Glory (1976)

HAL ASHBY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1976.  Bound for Glory.  Screenplay by Robert Getchell, based on the autobiography by Woody Guthrie.  Cinematography by Haskell Wexler.  Produced by Robert F. Blumofe, Harold Leventhal.  Music by Leonard Rosenman.  Production Design by Michael D. Haller.  Costume Design by William Ware Theiss.  Film Editing by Pembroke…

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Meteor (1979)

RONALD NEAME Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/Hong Kong, 1979.  American International Pictures, Meteor Joint Venture, Palladium Productions, Shaw Brothers.  Story by Edmund H. North, Screenplay by Stanley Mann, Edmund H. North.  Cinematography by Paul Lohmann.  Produced by Arnold H. Orgolini, Theodore R. Parvin.  Music by Laurence Rosenthal.  Production Design by Edward C. Carfagno.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing…

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Curly Sue (1991)

JOHN HUGHES Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA, 1991.  Hughes Entertainment Warner Bros..  Screenplay by John Hughes.  Cinematography by Jeffrey L. Kimball.  Produced by John Hughes.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Doug Kraner.  Costume Design by Michael Kaplan.  Film Editing by Peck Prior, Harvey Rosenstock.   James Belushi is unemployed and a father who, along with his precocious little girl, turns to con artistry to…

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The Falcon And The Snowman (1985)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1985.  Hemdale.  Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, based on the book by Robert Lindsey.  Cinematography by Allen Daviau.  Produced by Gabriel Katzka, John Schlesinger.  Music by Lyle Mays, Pat Metheny.  Production Design by James D. Bissell.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Richard Marden. True story about Christopher Boyce and Daulton Lee, two young men…

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Airplane II: The Sequel

BBB.5 (out of 5) Some of the inspiration is gone, but the laughs are still there. This time, the aircraft in question is a space shuttle that is transporting passengers to the moon. Julie Hagerty is back on board, though she’s been promoted from stewardess to computer navigator, while Robert Hays has been put away in…

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’10’ (1979)

BLAKE EDWARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1979.  Geoffrey Productions, Orion Pictures.  Screenplay by Blake Edwards.  Cinematography by Frank Stanley.  Produced by Tony Adams, Blake Edwards.  Music by Henry Mancini.  Production Design by Rodger Maus.  Costume Design by Patricia Edwards.  Film Editing by Ralph E. Winters.  Academy Awards 1979.  Golden Globe Awards 1979.   Pleasantly enjoyable sex comedy by Blake Edwards that never really amounts…

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A Different Story

BBB (out of 5) Enjoyable though dated romance, about a gay man and a lesbian woman who leave their abusive relationships and find love with each other. Once their relationship gets serious, they turn into an average married couple until he starts philandering around on her (with a woman, for some reason).   That these…

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