Midnight Cowboy (1969)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1969.  Jerome Hellman Productions.  Screenplay by Waldo Salt, based on the novel by James Leo Herlihy.  Cinematography by Adam Holender. Produced by Jerome Hellman.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by John Robert Lloyd.   Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Hugh A. Robertson.   Cowboy Jon Voight leaves a boring small town life behind…

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Shoot The Moon (1982)

ALAN PARKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1982.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, SLM Production Group.  Screenplay by Bo Goldman.  Cinematography by Michael Seresin.  Produced by Alan Marshall.  Production Design by Geoffrey Kirkland.  Costume Design by Kristi Zea.  Film Editing by Gerry Hambling.   Family troubles are at the centre of this moderately enjoyable drama that borrows liberally from similar films like Ordinary People….

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The Front (1976)

MARTIN RITT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1976.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Devon/Persky-Bright, Jack Rollins & Charles H. Joffe Productions, Martin Ritt Productions, Persky-Bright Productions, Rollins-Joffe Productions.  Screenplay by Walter Bernstein.  Cinematography by Michael Chapman.  Produced by Martin Ritt.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Charles Bailey.  Costume Design by Ruth Morley.  Film Editing by Sidney Levin.   This was one of…

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Blind Date (1987)

BLAKE EDWARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1987.  TriStar Pictures, Blake Edwards Entertainment, Delphi V Productions, ML Delphi Premier Productions.  Screenplay by Dale Launer.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Jr..  Produced by Tony Adams.  Music by Henry Mancini.  Production Design by Rodger Maus.  Costume Design by Tracy Tynan.  Film Editing by Robert Pergament.   Totally charmless comedy from Blake Edwards, a man who…

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The Hideaways (1973)

FIELDER COOK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Alternate title:  From The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler USA, 1973.  Cinema 5, Westfall Productions.  Screenplay by Blanche Hanalis, based on the novel by E.L. Konigsburg.  Cinematography by Victor J. Kemper.  Produced by Charles G. Mortimer Jr..  Music by Donald Devor.  Production Design by Philip Rosenberg.  Costume Design by Linda Wayne Howard.  Film Editing by…

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