Save The Tiger (1973)

JOHN G. AVILDSEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1973.  Filmways Pictures, Cirandinha Productions, Jalem Productions.  Screenplay by Steve Shagan.  Cinematography by James Crabe.  Produced by Martin Ransohoff, Steve Shagan.  Music by Marvin Hamlisch.  Production Design by Jack T. Collis.  Costume Design by John A. Anderson.  Film Editing by David Bretherton.  Academy Awards 1973.  Golden Globe Awards 1973. Screenwriter Steve Shagan barely conceals his contempt…

Rate this:

The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)

JOHN LANDIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1977.  KFM Films.  Screenplay by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker.  Cinematography by Stephen M. Katz.  Produced by Robert K. Weiss.  Music by Igo Kantor.  Production Design by Rick Harvel.  Costume Design by Deborah Nadoolman.  Film Editing by George Folsey Jr..   This collection of skits was the cinematic entrance of the Zucker/Abrahams boys and the first…

Rate this:

Winter Kills

BB.5 (out of 5) Fictionalized expose of the JFK assassination would be more palatable if it were either more credible or, conversely, more self-aware of its ridiculous nature.  Jeff Bridges plays the Bobby-esque son of a Joe Kennedy stand-in (played with unapologetic zeal by a wonderful John Huston) who is told by a man dying on…

Rate this:

The Gay Deceivers

BB (out of 5) The Vietnam draft is in full swing in 1969 and Danny and Elliot are determined not to get caught up in it.  They aren’t exactly conscientious objectors, but Danny is poised to go to law school and begin a successful career, and Elliot has no intention of leaving behind his days…

Rate this:

Irreconcilable Differences

BB.5 (out of 5) Divorce between a couple is one thing, but what do you do when a little girl tells you she wants to divorce her parents? That’s the conundrum a judge faces at the beginning of this mostly entertaining but eventually sloppy comedy, with Drew Barrymore announcing she would like the legal custody her…

Rate this: