Model Shop

BB.5 (out of 5) We reunite with Anouk Aimee‘s Lola from the film of the same name when, nine years later, she catches the eye of Gary Lockwood while walking the streets of Los Angeles.  He’s in a bad place in his life given that his girlfriend no longer wants to deal with his commitment-phobia, his … More Model Shop

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Trekkies

BBB.5 (out of 5) Captivating documentary hosted by former Star Trek: The Next Generation cast member Denise Crosby, who investigates the fandom of the epic television series originally created in the late sixties by Gene Roddenberry. Star Trek conventions have been in existence since the seventies and, over time, have become synonymous with, to put … More Trekkies

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Splendor In The Grass

ELIA KAZAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1961.  Warner Bros., Newtown Productions, NBI Productions.  Screenplay by William Inge.  Cinematography by Boris Kaufman.  Produced by Elia Kazan.  Music by David Amram.  Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone.  Film Editing by Gene Milford.  Academy Awards 1961.  Golden Globe Awards 1961.   Though this film doesn’t always succeed on its dramatic … More Splendor In The Grass

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2001: A Space Odyssey

BBBBB (out of 5) Despite its long running time and some very slow scenes (don’t watch it if you’re the slightest bit sleepy) this Stanley Kubrick classic is never less than breathtaking every step of the way. The main plot surrounds NASA investigating a strange signal being transmitted between an ancient monolith on Earth and … More 2001: A Space Odyssey

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