Farewell, My Lovely (1975)

DICK RICHARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1975. EK, ITC Films. Screenplay by David Zelag Goodman, based on the novel by Raymond Chandler. Cinematography by John A. Alonzo. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, George Pappas. Music by David Shire. Production Design by Dean Tavoularis. Costume Design by Sandy Berke Jordan, G. Tony Scarano. Film…

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I Love Trouble (1994)

CHARLES SHYER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1994.  Caravan Pictures, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Nancy Meyers, Charles Shyer.  Cinematography by John Lindley.  Produced by Nancy Meyers.  Music by David Newman.  Production Design by Dean Tavoularis.  Costume Design by Susan Becker.  Film Editing by Adam Bernardi, Paul Hirsch, Walter Murch.   Julia Roberts is obviously having a gas in this mild-mannered romantic comedy, in which…

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Angel Eyes (2001)

LUIS MANDOKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2001.  Franchise Pictures, Epsilon Motion Pictures, The Canton Company, Angel Eyes Productions, AE Two Film Productions, Morgan Creek Entertainment.  Screenplay by Gerald Di Pego.  Cinematography by Piotr Sobocinski.  Produced by Bruce Berman, Mark Canton, Elie Samaha.  Music by Marco Beltrami.  Production Design by Dean Tavoularis.  Costume Design by Marie-Sylvie Deveau.  Film Editing by Gerald B. Greenberg.  …

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Final Analysis (1992)

PHIL JOANOU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1992.  Warner Bros., Witt/Thomas Productions, Roven-Cavallo Entertainment.  Story by Robert Berger, Wesley Strick, Screenplay by Wesley Strick.  Cinematography by Jordan Cronenweth.  Produced by Paul Junger Witt, Charles Roven, Tony Thomas.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Dean Tavoularis.  Costume Design by Aude Bronson-Howard.  Film Editing by Thom Noble.   Tepid thriller that goes far…

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Bonnie And Clyde (1967)

ARTHUR PENN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1967.  Warner Brothers/Seven Arts, Tatira-Hiller Productions.  Screenplay by David Newman, Robert Benton.  Cinematography by Burnett Guffey.  Produced by Warren Beatty.  Music by Charles Strouse.  Production Design by Dean Tavoularis.  Costume Design by Theadora Van Runkle.  Film Editing by Dede Allen.     Arthur Penn’s electrifying account of the famous criminal couple is still a ripping good…

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Little Big Man (1970)

ARTHUR PENN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1970.  Cinema Center Films, Stockbridge-Hiller Productions.  Screenplay by Calder Willingham, based on the novel by Thomas Berger.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Jr..  Produced by Stuart Millar.  Music by John Paul Hammond.  Production Design by Dean Tavoularis.  Costume Design by Dorothy Jeakins.  Film Editing by Dede Allen.   Glorious western by Bonnie And Clyde director Arthur Penn. Dustin Hoffman plays the…

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CQ

BBBB (out of 5) It’s 1969, and an American film editor (Jeremy Davies) living in Paris is working on the troubled set of a Barbarella-like science-fiction film. The director (Gerard Depardieu) has passionate aims for his story, while the maniacal producer (Giancarlo Giannini) wants sex and violence in a marketable format. Strife ensues, much of…

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The Outsiders (1983)

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1983.  Zoetrope Studios, AMLF.  Screenplay by Kathleen Rowell, based on the novel by S.E. Hinton.  Cinematography by Stephen H. Burum.  Produced by Gray Frederickson, Fred Roos.  Music by Carmine Coppola.  Production Design by Dean Tavoularis.  Costume Design by Kathleen Gore-Misko, Ernest Misko.  Film Editing by Anne Goursaud. Whatever has made S.E. Hinton’s novella such a…

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Apocalypse Now (1979)

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  USA, 1979.  Zoetrope Studios.  Screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola, John Milius, narration by Michael Herr, based on the novel Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad.  Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro.  Produced by Francis Ford Coppola.  Music by Carmine Coppola, Francis Ford Coppola.  Production Design by Dean Tavoularis.  Costume Design by Charles E. James.  Film Editing by Lisa Fruchtman,…

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The Godfather Part II (1974)

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1974.  Paramount Pictures, The Coppola Company.  Screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo, based on the novel The Godfather by Mario Puzo.  Cinematography by Gordon Willis.  Produced by Francis Ford Coppola.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Dean Tavoularis.  Costume Design by Theadora Van Runkle.  Film Editing by Barry Malkin, Richard Marks, Peter…

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The Conversation (1974)

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1974.  The Directors Company, The Coppola Company, American Zoetrope, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola. Cinematography by Bill Butler.  Produced by Francis Ford Coppola.  Music by David Shire.  Production Design by Dean Tavoularis.  Costume Design by Aggie Guerard Rodgers.  Film Editing by Richard Chew.   This excellent mystery is one of the first…

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The Godfather (1972)

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1972.  Paramount Pictures, Alfran Productions. Screenplay by Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola, based on the novel by Mario Puzo.  Cinematography by Gordon Willis. Produced by Albert S. Ruddy.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Dean Tavoularis.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone.  Film Editing by William Reynolds, Peter Zinner.   The masterpiece…

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