Bang The Drum Slowly

BBB.5 (out of 5) Touching film about the friendship between two baseball players on a major league team, something like Midnight Cowboy but without all the traumatic hardships. Upstanding and sensitive Michael Moriarty keeps a lid on the news when slovenly Robert De Niro finds out during a stay at the Mayo Clinic that he is dying … More Bang The Drum Slowly

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The Namesake

BBB.5 (out of 5) Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel is brought to the big screen by director Mira Nair with wonderfully sentimental results. A Bengali man who has been living abroad goes back to India to find a wife, brings her to New York and they raise two children. The first of them, a son, … More The Namesake

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A Perfect Couple

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1979.  Lion’s Gate Films.  Screenplay by Robert Altman, Allan F. Nicholls.  Cinematography by Edmond L. Koons.  Produced by Robert Altman.  Music by Tom Pierson.  Production Design by Stephen Altman.  Costume Design by Beth Alexander.  Film Editing by Tony Lombardo. A genuine low for Robert Altman, this examination of the beginnings of a difficult relationship … More A Perfect Couple

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Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex *but were afraid to ask (1972)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1972.  Brodsky-Gould Productions, Jack Rollins & Charles H. Joffe Productions,  Rollins-Joffe Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen, based on the book by David Reuben.  Cinematography by David M. Walsh.  Produced by Charles H. Joffe.  Music by Mundell Lowe.  Production Design by Dale Hennesy.  Film Editing by Eric Albertson.   Woody Allen‘s comical adaptation of David Reuben’s self-help … More Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex *but were afraid to ask (1972)

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