The Panic In Needle Park (1971)

JERRY SCHATZBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1971. Gadd Productions Corp., Didion-Dunne. Screenplay by Joan Didion, John Gregory Dunne, based on the book by James Mills. Cinematography by Adam Holender. Produced by Dominick Dunne. Production Design by Murray P. Stern. Costume Design by Jo Ynocencio. Film Editing by Evan A. Lottman. A film…

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Ash Wednesday (1973)

LARRY PEERCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1973.  New Gold Entertainment, Sagittarius Productions.  Screenplay by Jean-Claude Tramont.  Cinematography by Ennio Guarnieri.  Produced by Dominick Dunne.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Phil Abramson.  Costume Design by Edith Head, Annalisa Nasalli-Rocca.  Film Editing by Marion Rothman.   Elizabeth Taylor plays an ageing housewife who decides to go in for a face lift…

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Addicted To Love (1997)

GRIFFIN DUNNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1997.  Warner Bros., Outlaw Productions, Miramax.  Screenplay by Robert Gordon.  Cinematography by Andrew Dunn.  Produced by Jeffrey Silver.  Music by Rachel Portman.  Production Design by Robin Standefer.  Costume Design by Renee Ehrlich Kalfus.  Film Editing by Elizabeth Kling.   Passable romantic comedy that is a perfect exercise in silliness for Meg Ryan’s diehard fans. Brokenhearted geek…

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Bernard and Doris (2006)

BOB BALABAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5. USA/United Kingdom, 2006.  Trigger Street Independent, Little Bird Productions, Burnside Entertainment, Chicagofilms.  Screenplay by Hugh Costello.  Cinematography by Mauricio Rubinstein.  Music by Alex Wurman.  Production Design by Franckie Diago.  Costume Design by Joseph G. Aulisi.  Film Editing by Andy Keir.   Doris Duke grew up as the “richest little girl in the world” after her tobacco…

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