Car Wash (1976)

MICHAEL SCHULTZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1976.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Joel Schumacher.  Cinematography by Frank Stanley.  Produced by Art Linson, Gary Stromberg.  Music by Norman Whitfield.  Production Design by Robert Clatworthy.  Costume Design by Daniel Paredes.  Film Editing by Christopher Holmes.   Thoroughly enjoyable ensemble comedy that covers a day at work with the employees of an L.A. car wash in a loosely…

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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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The Ice Pirates (1984)

STEWART RAFFILL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 1984.  JF Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Stewart Raffill, Stanford Sherman.  Cinematography by Matthew F. Leonetti.  Produced by John Foreman.  Music by Bruce Broughton.  Production Design by Ron Freman, David M. Haber.  Costume Design by Daniel Paredes.  Film Editing by Tom Walls.   Hilariously campy science-fiction adventure about futuristic pirates in a dried-up universe, who navigate the stars in…

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Cat People (1982)

PAUL SCHRADER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1982.  RKO Pictures, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Alan Ormsby, based on a story by DeWitt Bodeen.  Cinematography by John Bailey.  Produced by Charles W. Fries.  Music by Giorgio Moroder.  Production Design by Edward Richardson.  Costume Design by Daniel Paredes.  Film Editing by Jacqueline Cambas, Jere Huggins, Ned Humphreys.   Remake of the forties classic that…

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