The Angel Levine (1970)

JAN KADAR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 1970. Belafonte Enterprises. Screenplay by Bill Gunn, Ronald Ribman, based on a story by Bernard Malamud. Cinematography by Richard C. Kratina. Produced by Chiz Schultz. Music by Zdenek Liska. Production Design by George Jenkins. Costume Design by Domingo A. Rodriguez. Film Editing by Carl Lerner. Zero…

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The Swimmer (1968)

FRANK PERRY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.    USA, 1968.  Horizon Pictures.  Screenplay by Eleanor Perry, based on the story by John Cheever.   Cinematography by David L. Quaid.    Produced by Roger H. Lewis, Frank Perry.  Music by Marvin Hamlisch.  Production Design by Peter Dohanos.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone.  Film Editing by…

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The Boys In the Band (1970)

WILLIAM FRIEDKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1970.  Cinema Center Films, Leo Films.  Screenplay by Mart Crowley, based on his play.  Cinematography by Arthur J. Ornitz.  Produced by Mart Crowley.  Production Design by John Robert Lloyd.  Costume Design by W. Robert La Vine.  Film Editing by Gerald B. Greenberg, Carl Lerner.   Mart Crowley’s hit stage play reaches the screen relatively…

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Klute (1971)

ALAN J. PAKULA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1971.  Warner Bros., Gus Productions.  Screenplay by Andy Lewis, David E. Lewis.  Cinematography by Gordon Willis.  Produced by Alan J. Pakula.  Music by Michael Small.  Production Design by George Jenkins.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Carl Lerner.   The other fantastic thriller made in 1971 is the perfect feminine companion to The…

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12 Angry Men (1957)

SIDNEY LUMET Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1957.  Orion-Nova Productions.  Screenplay by Reginald Rose.  Cinematography by Boris Kaufman.  Produced by Henry Fonda, Reginald Rose.  Music by Kenyon Hopkins.  Film Editing by Carl Lerner.   Scintillating drama that takes place in one confined room, where twelve jurors are locked up in seclusion to decide the fate of a young inner-city defendant in…

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