Super Fly (1972)

GORDON PARKS JR. Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 1972. Sig Shore Productions. Screenplay by Philip Fenty. Cinematography by James Signorelli. Produced by Sig Shore. Music by Curtis Mayfield. Costume Design by Nate Adams. Film Editing by Bob Brady. One of the biggest successes of the blaxploitation craze of the seventies, this surprise hit…

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Norbit (2007)

BRIAN ROBBINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.  USA, 2007.  DreamWorks, Davis Entertainment, Tollin/Robbins Productions.  Story by Eddie Murphy, Charles Q. Murphy, Screenplay by Eddie Murphy, Charles Q. Murphy, Jay Scherick, David Ronn.  Cinematography by Clark Mathis. Produced by John Davis, Eddie Murphy.  Music by David Newman.  Production Design by Clay A. Griffith.  Costume Design by Molly Maginnis.  Film Editing by Ned Bastille.  Academy…

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The Hangover (2009)

TODD PHILLIPS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Germany, 2009.  Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, Green Hat Films, IFP Westcoast Erste.   Screenplay by Jon Lucas, Scott Moore.  Cinematography by Lawrence Sher.  Produced by Todd Phillips.  Music by Christophe Beck.  Production Design by Bill Brzeski.  Costume Design by Louise Mingenbach.  Film Editing by Debra Neil-Fisher.  American Film Institute 2009.  Golden Globe Awards 2009.   A wild Las Vegas bachelor…

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Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)

KEN FINKLEMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1982.  Paramount Pictures, Howard W. Koch Productions.  Screenplay by Ken Finkleman.  Cinematography by Joseph F. Biroc.  Produced by Howard W. Koch.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by William Sandell.  Costume Design by Rosanna Norton.  Film Editing by Tina Hirsch, Dennis Virkler.   Some of the inspiration is gone, but the laughs are still there. This…

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Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

SIDNEY LUMET Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1975.  Warner Bros., Artists Entertainment Complex.  Screenplay by Frank Pierson, based on a magazine article by P.F. Kluge, Thomas Moore, from the book by Leslie Waller.  Cinematography by Victor J. Kemper.  Produced by Martin Bregman,Martin Elfand.  Production Design by Charles Bailey.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone.  Film Editing by Dede Allen.   Brilliant film…

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