Fun With Dick and Jane (1977)

TED KOTCHEFF Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1977. Columbia Pictures. Story by Gerald Gaiser, Screenplay by David Giler, Jerry Belson, Mordecai Richler. Cinematography by Fred J. Koenekamp. Produced by Peter Bart, Max Palevsky. Music by Ernest Gold. Production Design by James Hulsey. Costume Design by Donfeld. Film Editing by Danford B. Greene. George…

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The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013)

ISAO TAKAHATA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original Title:  Kaguyahime no monogatari Japan, 2013.  Studio Ghibli, Dentsu, Hakuhodo DY Media Partners, KDDI Corporation, Mitsubishi, Nippon Television Network, Toho.  Story by Isao Takahata, Screenplay by Isao Takahata, Riko Sakaguchi.  Cinematography by Keisuke Nakamura.  Produced by Yoshiaki Nishimura, Seiichirô Ujiie, Geoffrey Wexler.  Music by Joe Hisaishi.  Production…

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California Split (1974)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   USA, 1974.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Spelling Goldberg, Won World.  Screenplay by Joseph Walsh.  Cinematography by Paul Lohmann.  Produced by Robert Altman, Joseph Walsh.  Production Design by Leon Ericksen.  Costume Design by Hugh McFarland.  Film Editing by O. Nicholas Brown, Lou Lombardo.  Compulsive gambler George Segal plays poker at a gaming venue where he meets…

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Bye Bye Braverman (1968)

SIDNEY LUMET Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   USA, 1968.  Warner Brothers/Seven Arts.  Screenplay by Herbert Sargent, based on the novel To An Early Grave by Wallace Markfield.  Cinematography by Boris Kaufman.   Produced by Sidney Lumet.  Music by Peter Matz.  Production Design by Ben Kasazkow.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone.  Film Editing by Gerald B. Greenberg.  George Segal is fighting with…

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Rollercoaster (1977)

JAMES GOLDSTONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 1977.  Universal Pictures.  Story by Sanford Sheldon, Richard Levinson, William Link, Screenplay by Richard Levinson, William Link, suggested by a story by Tommy Cook.  Cinematography by David M. Walsh.  Produced by Jennings Lang.  Music by Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead.  Costume Design by Burton Miller.  Film Editing by Edward A. Biery, Richard M. Sprague….

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The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)

BARBRA STREISAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1996.  TriStar Pictures, Phoenix Pictures, Barwood Films.  Screen Story and Screenplay by Richard LaGravenese, based on the screenplay Le Miroir A Deux Faces, dialogue by Jean Meckert, Denis Perret, screenplay by Andre Cayatte, Gerard Oury.  Cinematography by Andrzej Bartkowiak, Dante Spinotti.  Produced by Arnon Milchan, Barbra Streisand.  Music by Marvin Hamlisch.  Production Design by Tom…

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For The Boys (1991)

MARK RYDELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1991.  All Girl Productions.  Story by Neal Jimenez, Lindy Laub, Screenplay by Marshall Brickman, Neal Jimenez, Lindy Laub.  Cinematography by Stephen Goldblatt.  Produced by Bonnie Bruckheimer, Bette Midler, Margaret South.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Assheton Gorton.  Costume Design by Wayne A. Finkelman.  Film Editing by Gerald B. Greenberg, Jere Huggins.  Academy Awards 1991.  Golden Globe Awards…

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Where’s Poppa? (1970)

CARL REINER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  USA, 1970.  The Where’s Poppa Company.  Screenplay by Robert Klane, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Jack Priestley.  Produced by Jerry Tokofsky, Marvin Worth.  Music by Jack Elliott.  Production Design by Warren Clymer.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Anthony Ciccolini, Bud Molin.   George Segal made a promise to his dying father that…

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Ship Of Fools (1965)

STANLEY KRAMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1965.  Stanley Kramer Productions.  Screenplay by Abby Mann, based on the novel by Katherine Anne Porter.  Cinematography by Ernest Laszlo.  Produced by Stanley Kramer.  Music by Ernest Gold.  Production Design by Robert Clatworthy.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas.  Film Editing by Robert C. Jones.  Academy Awards 1965.  Golden Globe Awards 1965.  National Board of Review Awards 1965.  New York…

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It’s My Party (1996)

RANDAL KLEISER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1996.  Opala Productions.  Screenplay by Randal Kleiser.  Cinematography by Bernd Heinl.  Produced by Randal Kleiser, Joel Thurm.  Music by Basil Poledouris.  Production Design by Clark Hunter.  Costume Design by Danielle King.  Film Editing by Ila von Hasperg.   In the brief prologue of this touching drama, Eric Roberts learns that he is HIV-positive, which is…

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Look Who’s Talking (1989)

AMY HECKERLING Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1989.  TriStar Pictures, Management Company Entertainment Group, Hollywood Licensing Group.  Screenplay by Amy Heckerling.  Cinematography by Thomas Del Ruth.  Produced by Jonathan D. Krane.  Music by David Kitay.  Production Design by Reuben Freed.  Costume Design by Molly Maginnis.  Film Editing by Debra Chiate.   From the delightful opening scene of this movie, with millions of sperm rush into…

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Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

MIKE NICHOLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1966.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Ernest Lehman, based on the play by Edward Albee.  Cinematography by Haskell Wexler.  Produced by Ernest Lehman.  Music by Alex North.  Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Irene Sharaff.  Film Editing by Sam O’Steen.  Academy Awards 1966.  Golden Globe Awards 1966.  National Board Of Review Awards 1966.  New York Film…

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