The Fury (1978)

BRIAN DE PALMA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1978.  Twentieth Century Fox, Frank Yablans Presentations.  Screenplay by John Farris, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Richard H. Kline.  Produced by Frank Yablans.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Bill Malley.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by Paul Hirsch. Kirk…

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City Of Angels (1998)

BRAD SILBERLING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Germany/USA, 1998.  Atlas Entertainment, Monarchy Enterprises B.V., Regency Enterprises, Taurus Film, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Dana Stevens, based on the screenplay Der Himmel Uber Berlin by Wim Wenders, Peter Handke, Richard Reitinger.  Cinematography by John Seale.  Produced by Dawn Steel, Charles Roven.  Music by Gabriel Yared.  Production Design by Lilly Kilvert.  Costume Design by Shay Cunliffe.  Film Editing by…

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Die Hard 2

BBBB (out of 5) Endlessly fun sequel to John McTiernan’s genre-breaking action film, with Bruce Willis once again playing the wisecracking super cop who is in the wrong place at the wrong time. This time it’s Dulles airport in Washington, where his wife’s plane is overhead trying to land (fuel tank is running low too) but…

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Body Double (1984)

BRIAN DE PALMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1984.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Delphi II Productions.  Story by Brian De Palma, Screenplay by Robert J. Avrech, Brian De Palma.  Cinematography by Stephen H. Burum.  Produced by Brian De Palma.  Music by Pino Donaggio.  Production Design by Ida Random.  Costume Design by Gloria Gresham.  Film Editing by Gerald B. Greenberg, Bill Pankow.  Golden Globe…

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Blow Out (1981)

BRIAN DE PALMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1981.  Cinema 77, Geria Productions, Filmways Pictures, Viscount Associates.  Screenplay by Brian De Palma.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by George Litto.  Music by Pino Donaggio.  Production Design by Paul Sylbert.  Costume Design by Vicki Sanchez.  Film Editing by Paul Hirsch.  John Travolta is excellent as a movie sound mixer who is…

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Dressed To Kill (1980)

BRIAN DE PALMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1980.  Filmways Pictures, Cinema 77.  Screenplay by Brian De Palma.  Cinematography by Ralf D. Bode.  Produced by George Litto.  Music by Pino Donaggio.  Production Design by Gary Weist.  Costume Design by Gary Jones, Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Gerald B. Greenberg.  The Criterion Collection.   Of all the films that Brian DeHitchcock has made…

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Popeye (1980)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1980.  Paramount Pictures, Walt Disney Productions.  Screenplay by Jules Feiffer, based on characters created by E.C. Segar.  Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno.  Produced by Robert Evans.  Music by Harry Nilsson, Tom Pierson.  Production Design by Wolf Kroeger.  Costume Design by Scott Bushnell.  Film Editing by John W. Holmes, David A. Simmons.   Robert Altman’s dedication to…

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A Perfect Couple (1979)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1979.  Lion’s Gate Films.  Screenplay by Robert Altman, Allan F. Nicholls.  Cinematography by Edmond L. Koons.  Produced by Robert Altman.  Music by Tom Pierson.  Production Design by Stephen Altman.  Costume Design by Beth Alexander.  Film Editing by Tony Lombardo. A genuine low for Robert Altman, this examination of the beginnings of a difficult relationship…

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A Wedding (1978)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1978.  Lion’s Gate Films.  Story by Robert Altman, John Considine, Screenplay by John Considine, Patricia Resnick, Allan F. Nicholls, Robert Altman.  Cinematography by Charles Rosher Jr..  Produced by Robert Altman.  Music by Tom Walls.  Production Design by Dennis J. Parrish.  Costume Design by J. Allen Highfill.  Film Editing by Tony Lombardo.  Golden Globe Awards 1978.   Multi-character…

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The Player (1992)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1992.  Avenue Pictures, Spelling Entertainment, Addis Wechsler Pictures.  Screenplay by Michael Tolkin, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Jean Lepine.  Produced by David Brown, Michael Tolkin, Nick Wechsler.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Stephen Altman.  Costume Design by Alexander Julian.  Film Editing by Maysie Hoy, Geraldine Peroni.  Academy Awards 1992.  Boston Film Critics Awards…

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