Bad (1977)

JED JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB. Alternate Title: Andy Warhol’s Bad USA, 1977.  Factory Films.  Story and Screenplay by Pat Hackett, George Abagnalo. Cinematography by Alan Metzger.  Produced by Jeff Tornberg. Music by Mike Bloomfield. Production Design by Gene Rudolf. Costume Design by John Boxer. Film Editing by David E. McKenna. Bonkers satire…

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How The West Was Won (1962)

JOHN FORD, HENRY HATHAWAY, GEORGE MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1962.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Cinerama Productions Corp..  Screenplay by James R. Webb, suggested by his Life Magazine series “How The West Was Won”.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels, Milton R. Krasner, Charles Lang, Joseph LaShelle.  Produced by Bernard Smith.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by George W. Davis, William Ferrari,…

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Easy To Love (1953)

CHARLES WALTERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1953.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Laszlo Vadnay, Screenplay by Laszlo Vadnay, William Roberts.  Cinematography by Ray June.  Produced by Joe Pasternak.  Music by George Stoll, Robert Van Eps.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Jack Martin Smith.  Costume Design by Helen Rose.  Film Editing by Gene Ruggiero.   Weak Esther Williams vehicle that, as with so many her films, is…

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Kindergarten Cop (1990)

IVAN REITMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1990.  Imagine Entertainment, Universal Pictures.  Story by Murray Salem, Screenplay by Murray Salem, Herschel Weingrod, Timothy Harris.  Cinematography by Michael Chapman.  Produced by Brian Grazer, Ivan Reitman.  Music by Randy Edelman.  Production Design by Bruno Rubeo.  Costume Design by Gloria Gresham.  Film Editing by Wendy Greene Bricmont, Sheldon Kahn.   Arnold Schwarzenegger makes a successful transition to full-fledged comedy…

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Watcher In The Woods (1980)

JOHN HOUGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 1980.  Walt Disney Productions.  Screenplay by Brian Clemens, Rosemary Anne Sisson, Harry Spalding, based on the novel A Watcher In The Woods by Florence Engel Randall.  Cinematography by Alan Hume.  Produced by Ron Miller.  Music by Stanley Myers.  Production Design by Elliot Scott.  Costume Design by Emma Porteous.  Film Editing by Geoffrey Foot.   This one’s a…

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The Big Country (1958)

WILLIAM WYLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1958.  Anthony Productions, Worldwide Productions.  Screenplay by James R. Webb, Sy Bartlett, Robert Wilder, adaptation by Jessamyn West, Robert Wyler, based on the novel by Donald Hamilton. Cinematography by Franz Planer.  Produced by Gregory Peck, William Wyler.  Music by Jerome Moross.  Production Design by Frank Hotaling.  Costume Design by Emile Santiago, Yvonne Wood.  Film Editing by…

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Giant (1956)

GEORGE STEVENS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1956.  George Stevens Productions.  Screenplay by Fred Guiol, Ivan Moffat, based on the novel by Edna Ferber.  Cinematography by William C. Mellor.  Produced by Henry Ginsberg, George Stevens.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin. Production Design by Boris Leven.  Costume Design by Marjorie Best.  Film Editing by William Hornbeck.  Academy Awards 1956.  Golden Globe Awards 1956. One…

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Baby Doll (1956)

ELIA KAZAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1956.  Newtown Productions.  Screenplay by Tennessee Williams.   Cinematography by Boris Kaufman.  Produced by Elia Kazan.  Music by Kenyon Hopkins.  Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone.  Film Editing by Gene Milford.  Academy Awards 1956.  Golden Globe Awards 1956. Carroll Baker‘s performance is the best reason to see this film by Elia…

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Star 80 (1983)

BOB FOSSE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1983.  The Ladd Company.  Screenplay by Bob Fosse, based on the article Death Of a Playmate by Teresa Carpenter.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced by Wolfgang Glattes, Kenneth Utt.  Music by Ralph Burns.  Production Design by Michael S. Bolton,  Jack G. Taylor Jr..  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Alan Heim.  Boston…

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The Game (1997)

DAVID FINCHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1997.  PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Propaganda Films, A&B Producoes Lda..  Screenplay by John D. Brancato, Michael Ferris. Cinematography by Harris Savides.  Produced by Cean Chaffin, Steve Golin.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Jeffrey Beecroft.  Costume Design by Michael Kaplan.  Film Editing by James Haygood.   David Fincher’s exquisite mindgame is a fascinating film with no…

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Ironweed

HECTOR BABENCO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1987.  Home Box Office, Keith Barish Productions, TAFT Entertainment Pictures.  Screenplay by William Kennedy, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Lauro Escorel.  Produced by Keith Barish, Marcia Nasatir.  Music by John Morris.   Production Design by Jeannine Oppewall.  Costume Design by Joseph G. Aulisi.  Film Editing by Anne Goursaud.  Academy Awards 1987.  Golden Globe Awards 1987.  New York Film…

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