The Other Side of the Wind (2018)

ORSON WELLES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  France/Iran/USA, 2018.  Royal Road Entertainment, Les Films de l’Astrophore, SACI, Americas Film Conservancy.  Screenplay by Oja Kodar, Orson Welles.  Cinematography by Gary Graver.  Produced by Frank Marshall, Filip Jan Rymsza.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Polly Platt.  Film Editing by Bob Murawski, Orson Welles.  Orson Welles filmed roughly one hundred hours of…

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American Hot Wax (1978)

FLOYD MUTRUX Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1978.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by John Kaye, Art Linson, Screenplay by John Kaye.  Cinematography by William A. Fraker.  Produced by Art Linson.  Music by Kenny Vance.  Production Design by Elayne Barbara Ceder.  Costume Design by Robert De Mora.  Film Editing by Ronald J. Fagan, Melvin Shapiro.   Along with American Graffiti and The Hollywood Knights,…

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Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)

AMY HECKERLING Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1982.  Universal Pictures, Refugee Films.  Screenplay by Cameron Crowe, based on his book.  Cinematography by Matthew F. Leonetti.  Produced by Irving Azoff, Art Linson.  Music by Bob Destocki.  Production Design by Daniel A. Lomino.  Costume Design by Marilyn Vance.  Film Editing by Eric Jenkins.   Cameron Crowe went back to high school incognito and wrote a…

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Elizabethtown (2005)

CAMERON CROWE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2005.  Paramount Pictures, Cruise/Wagner Productions, Vinyl Films, KMP Film Invest.  Screenplay by Cameron Crowe.  Cinematography by John Toll.  Produced by Cameron Crowe, Tom Cruise, Paula Wagner.  Music by Nancy Wilson.  Production Design by Clay A. Griffith.  Costume Design by Nancy Steiner.  Film Editing by David Moritz.   Cameron Crowe’s successor to the wonderful films Jerry Maguire and…

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Vanilla Sky (2001)

CAMERON CROWE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2001.  Paramount Pictures, Cruise/Wagner Productions, Vinyl Films, Sogecine, Summit Entertainment, Artisan Entertainment.  Screenplay by Cameron Crowe, based on the film Abre Los Ojos by Alejandro Amenabar, Mateo Gil.  Cinematography by John Toll.  Produced by Cameron Crowe, Tom Cruise, Paula Wagner.  Music by Nancy Wilson.  Production Design by Catherine Hardwicke.  Costume Design by Betsy Heimann.  Film Editing…

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Almost Famous (2000)

CAMERON CROWE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2000.  Columbia Pictures, DreamWorks, Vinyl Films.  Screenplay by Cameron Crowe.  Cinematography by John Toll.  Produced by Ian Bryce, Cameron Crowe.  Music by Nancy Wilson.  Production Design by Clay A. Griffith, Clayton Hartley, Virginia L. Randolph.  Costume Design by Betsy Heimann.  Film Editing by Joe Hutshing, Saar Klein.   Cameron Crowe pays a wonderful tribute to rock-and-roll of…

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Jerry Maguire (1996)

CAMERON CROWE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1996.  TriStar Pictures, Gracie Films.  Screenplay by Cameron Crowe.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by James L. Brooks, Cameron Crowe, Laurence Mark, Richard Sakai.  Music by Danny Bramson.  Production Design by Stephen J. Lineweaver.  Costume Design by Betsy Heimann.  Film Editing by Joe Hutshing, David Moritz.   Tom Cruise‘s best performance (not including the tabloids or…

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