A Child Is Waiting (1963)

JOHN CASSAVETES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1963.  Stanley Kramer Productions.  Screenplay by Abby Mann, based on his story.  Cinematography by Joseph LaShelle.  Produced by Stanley Kramer.  Music by Ernest Gold.  Production Design by Rudolph Sternad.  Film Editing by Gene Fowler Jr., Robert C. Jones.   Burt Lancaster plays a psychologist who runs a school in a small American town for children with…

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Quiz Show (1994)

ROBERT REDFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1994.  Baltimore Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, Wildwood Enterprises.  Screenplay by Paul Attanasio, based on the book Remembering America: A Voice From The Sixties by Richard N. Goodwin.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.   Produced by Michael Jacobs, Julian Krainin, Michael Nozik, Robert Redford. Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Kathy O’Rear.  Film…

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The Addams Family (1991)

BARRY SONNENFELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1991.  Orion Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by Caroline Thompson, Larry Wilson, based on characters created by Charles Addams.  Cinematography by Owen Roizman.  Produced by Scott Rudin.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Dede Allen, Jim Miller.  Academy Awards 1991.  Golden Globe Awards 1991.  …

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Nine To Five (1980)

COLIN HIGGINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1980.  IPC Films, Twentieth Century Fox.  Story by Patricia Resnick, Screenplay by Colin Higgins, Patricia Resnick.  Cinematography by Reynaldo Villalobos.Produced by Bruce Gilbert.  Music by Charles Fox.  Production Design by Dean Edward Mitzner.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Pembroke J. Herring.  Academy Awards 1980.  Golden Globe Awards 1980.   Jane Fonda plays a shy,…

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Hyde Park On Hudson (2012)

ROGER MICHELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.    United Kingdom, 2012.  Daybreak Pictures, Film Four, Free Range Films, Media Pro Four, Media Pro One, Media Pro Three, Media Pro Two, Premiere Picture.  Screenplay by Richard Nelson.  Cinematography by Lol Crawley.  Produced by David Aukin, Kevin Loader, Roger Michell.  Music by Jeremy Sams.  Production Design by Simon Bowles.  Costume Design by Dinah Collin.  Film Editing…

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Picnic (1955)

JOSHUA LOGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1955.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Daniel Taradash, based on the play by William Inge.  Cinematography by James Wong Howe.  Produced by Fred Kohlmar.  Music by George Duning.  Production Design by Jo Mielziner.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by William A. Lyon, Charles Nelson.  Academy Awards 1955.  Golden Globe Awards 1955. The sexual…

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Regarding Henry (1991)

MIKE NICHOLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1991.   Paramount Pictures.   Screenplay by J.J. Abrams.   Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno.   Produced by Mike Nichols, Scott Rudin.   Music by Hans Zimmer.   Production Design by Tony Walton.   Costume Design by Ann Roth.   Film Editing by Sam O’Steen.    Recreating the charm of Frank Capra classics is attempted in…

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The Day Of The Dolphin (1973)

MIKE NICHOLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1973.   AVCO Embassy Pictures.   Screenplay by Buck Henry, based on the novel Un Animal Doue de Raison by Robert Merle.   Cinematography by William A. Fraker.   Produced by Robert E. Relyea.   Music by Georges Delerue.   Production Design by Richard Sylbert.   Costume Design by Anthea Sylbert.   Film Editing by Sam…

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The Graduate (1967)

MIKE NICHOLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1967.   Lawrence Turman.   Screenplay by Calder Willingham, Buck Henry, based on the novel by Charles Webb.   Cinematography by Robert Surtees.   Produced by Lawrence Turman.   Music by Paul Simon, Dave Grusin.   Production Design by Richard Sylbert.   Costume Design by Patricia Zipprodt.   Film Editing by Sam O’Steen.   Academy Awards 1967.   Golden Globe…

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The Birds (1963)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1963.  Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions.  Screenplay by Evan Hunter, based on the story by Daphne Du Maurier.  Cinematography by Robert Burks.  Produced by Alfred Hitchcock.  Production Design by Robert F. Boyle.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by George Tomasini.  Academy Awards 1963. Tippi Hedren plays a rich young woman with expensive habits…

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