Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)

OSSIE DAVIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1970. Formosa Productions. Screenplay by Arnold Perl, Ossie Davis, based on the novel by Chester Himes. Cinematography by Gerald Hirschfeld. Produced by Samuel Goldwyn Jr.. Music by Galt MacDermot. Production Design by Emanuel Gerard. Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone. Film Editing by Robert Q. Lovett….

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When A Man Loves A Woman (1994)

LUIS MANDOKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1994.  Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Ronald Bass, Al Franken.  Cinematography by Lajos Koltai.  Produced by Jon Avnet, Jordan Kerner.  Music by Zbigniew Preisner.  Production Design by Stuart Wurtzel.  Costume Design by Linda M. Bass.  Film Editing by Garth Craven.   Alcoholism is given the shallow Ross Hunter treatment in this silly soap opera.  Meg Ryan is happily…

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The Late Show (1977)

ROBERT BENTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1977.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Robert Benton.  Cinematography by Charles Rosher Jr..  Produced by Robert Altman.  Music by Kenneth Wannberg.  Production Design by Robert Gould.  Film Editing by Peter Appleton, Lou Lombardo.   What a treat! The inspired private-eye genre that you love from older movies like The Maltese Falcon and more recent classics…

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Executive Decision (1996)

STUART BAIRD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1996.  Warner Bros., Silver Pictures.  Screenplay by Jim Thomas, John Thomas.  Cinematography by Alex Thomson.  Produced by Joel Silver, Jim Thomas, John Thomas.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Terence Marsh.  Costume Design by Louise Frogley.  Film Editing by Stuart Baird, Derek Brechin, Dallas Puett, Kevin Stitt, Frank J. Urioste.   Kurt Russell is…

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