Machine Gun McCain (1969)

GIULIANO MONTALDO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Original Title: Gli Intoccabili Italy, 1969. Columbia Pictures, Euroatlantica, Euro International Films. Story by Mino Roli, Screenplay by Mino Roli, Dialogue by Israel Horovitz, freely based on the novel Candyleg by Ovid Demaris. Cinematography by Erico Menczer. Produced by Bino Cicogna, Marco Vicario. Music by Ennio Morricone….

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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…

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Hope Floats (1998)

FOREST WHITAKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1998.  Twentieth Century Fox, Fortis Films.  Screenplay by Steven Rogers.  Cinematography by Caleb Deschanel.  Produced by Lynda Obst.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Larry Fulton.  Costume Design by Susie DeSanto.  Film Editing by Richard Chew.   Nice little drama about a Texan beauty queen (Sandra Bullock) who returns home to her mother after her best friend…

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The Skeleton Key (2005)

IAIN SOFTLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2005.  Universal Pictures, ShadowCatcher Entertainment, Double Feature Films, Daniel Bobker Productions, Brick Dust Productions LLC, MFPV Film.  Screenplay by Ehren Kruger.  Cinematography by Daniel Mindel.  Produced by Daniel Bobker, Lorenzo P. Lampthwait, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher, Iain Softley.  Music by Ed Shearmur.  Production Design by John Beard.  Costume Design by Louise Frogley.  Film Editing by…

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Paulie (1998)

JOHN ROBERTS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1998.  DreamWorks, Mutual Film Company.  Screenplay by Laurie Craig.  Cinematography by Tony Pierce-Roberts.  Produced by Mark Gordon, Gary Levinsohn, Allison Lyon Segan.  Music by John Debney.  Production Design by J. Dennis Washington.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film Editing by Bruce Cannon.   Tired tale of a lonely, wandering budgie (voiced by Jay Mohr, who also…

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Two-Minute Warning (1976)

LARRY PEERCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1976.  Filmways Pictures, Universal Pictures. Screenplay by Edward Hume, based on the novel by George LaFountaine. Cinematography by Gerald Hirschfeld.  Produced by Edward S. Feldman.  Music by Charles Fox.  Production Design by Herman A. Blumenthal.  Costume Design by Irwin Rose.  Film Editing by Walter Hannemann, Eve Newman.   Standard entry in the formula of…

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Something To Talk About (1995)

LASSE HALLSTROM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1995.  Hawn / Sylbert Movie Company, Spring Creek Productions, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Callie Khouri.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced by Anthea Sylbert, Paula Weinstein.  Music by Graham Preskett, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Mel Bourne.  Costume Design by Aggie Guerard Rodgers.  Film Editing by Mia Goldman.   Writer Callie Khouri goes from…

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Once Around (1991)

LASSE HALLSTROM Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1991.  Cinecom Entertainment Group, Double Play, Dreyfuss / James Productions, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Malia Scotch Marmo.  Cinematography by Theo van de Sande.  Produced by Griffin Dunne, Amy Robinson.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by David Gropman.  Costume Design by Renee Ehrlich Kalfus.  Film Editing by Andrew Mondshein.   Holly Hunter finds love and fulfillment later…

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Tempest (1982)

PAUL MAZURSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 1982.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Paul Mazursky, Leon Capetanos, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by Paul Mazursky.  Music by Stomu Yamashta.  Production Design by Pato Guzman.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Donn Cambern.   Bloated, self-important near-adaptation of Shakespeare’s play in a modern setting,…

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Night On Earth (1991)

JIM JARMUSCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  France/United Kingdom/Germany/USA/Japan, 1991.  Victor Company of Japan, Victor Musical Industries, Pyramide Productions, Canal+, Pandora Cinema, Pandora Filmproduktion, Channel Four Films, JVC Entertainment Networks, Locus Solus Entertainment.  Screenplay by Jim Jarmusch.  Cinematography by Frederick Elmes.  Produced by Jim Jarmusch.  Music by Tom Waits.  Production Design by Johan Le Tenoux.  Costume Design by Magda Bava, Claire Fraisse,…

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The Mighty (1998)

PETER CHELSOM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1998.  Chaos Productions, Jane Startz Productions, Miramax, Scholastic Productions.  Screenplay by Charles Leavitt, based on the novel Freak The Mighty by Rodman Philbrick.  Cinematography by John de Borman.  Produced by Simon Fields, Jane Startz.  Music by Trevor Jones.  Production Design by Caroline Hanania.  Costume Design by Marie-Sylvie Deveau.  Film Editing by Martin Walsh.   Touching, heartfelt…

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The Neon Bible (1995)

TERENCE DAVIES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   United Kingdom, 1995.  Academy, Channel Four Films, Iberoamerica Films, Mayfair Films, Scala Productions, Screen Partners Ltd., Three Rivers Production.  Screenplay by Terence Davies, based on the novel by John Kennedy Toole.  Cinematography by Michael Coulter.  Produced by Elizabeth Karlsen, Olivia Stewart.  Music by Robert Lockhart.  Production Design by Christopher Hobbs.  Costume Design by Monica Howe.  Film…

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