Super Fly (1972)

GORDON PARKS JR. Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 1972. Sig Shore Productions. Screenplay by Philip Fenty. Cinematography by James Signorelli. Produced by Sig Shore. Music by Curtis Mayfield. Costume Design by Nate Adams. Film Editing by Bob Brady. One of the biggest successes of the blaxploitation craze of the seventies, this surprise hit…

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Innerspace (1987)

JOE DANTE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1987.  Warner Bros., The Guber-Peters Company, Amblin Entertainment.  Story by Chip Proser, Screenplay by Jeffrey Boam, Chip Proser.  Cinematography by Andrew Laszlo.  Produced by Michael Finnell.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by James H. Spencer.  Costume Design by Rosanna Norton.  Film Editing by Kent Beyda. …

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The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)

JOHN LANDIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   USA, 1977.  KFM Films.  Screenplay by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker.  Cinematography by Stephen M. Katz.  Produced by Robert K. Weiss.  Music by Igo Kantor.  Production Design by Rick Harvel.  Costume Design by Deborah Nadoolman.  Film Editing by George Folsey Jr..   This collection of skits was the cinematic entrance of the Zucker/Abrahams boys and the…

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The Nutty Professor (1963)

JERRY LEWIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1963.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Jerry Lewis, Bill Richmond.Cinematography by W. Wallace Kelley.Produced by Ernest D. Glucksman.  Music by Walter Scharf.  Production Design by Hal Pereira, Walter H. Tyler.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by John Woodcock.   Jerry Lewis is an absolute riot in this comedy which he also directed and…

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Wedding Crashers (2005)

DAVID DOBKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  USA, 2005.  New Line Cinema, Tapestry Films.  Screenplay by Steve Faber, Bob Fisher.  Cinematography by Julio Macat.  Produced by Peter Abrams, Robert L. Levy, Andrew Panay.  Music by Rolfe Kent.  Production Design by Barry Robison.  Costume Design by Denise Wingate.  Film Editing by Mark Livolsi.   This is the kind of movie that stupid people watch and say…

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Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)

JOE DANTE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1990.  Warner Bros., Amblin Entertainment.  Screenplay by Charles S. Haas, based on characters created by Chris Columbus.  Cinematography by John Hora.  Produced by Michael Finnell.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by James H. Spencer.  Costume Design by Rosanna Norton.  Film Editing by Kent Beyda. Those furry little creatures are back, and they’re…

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A Perfect Couple (1979)

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…

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The Long Goodbye (1973)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1973.  Lion’s Gate Films.  Screenplay by Leigh Brackett, based on the novel by Raymond Chandler.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Jerry Bick.  Music by John Williams.  Costume Design by Kent James, Marjorie Wahl.  Film Editing by Lou Lombardo.   Another terrific example of what happens when you apply Robert Altman’s unique directorial…

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Magnolia (1999)

PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 1999.  Ghoulardi Film Company, New Line Cinema, The Magnolia Project.  Screenplay by Paul Thomas Anderson.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Paul Thomas Anderson, JoAnne Sellar.  Music by Jon Brion.  Production Design by William Arnold, Mark Bridges.  Costume Design by Mark Bridges.  Film Editing by Dylan Tichenor.   Moving tribute to broken hearts and…

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Nashville (1975)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1975.  ABC Entertainment, American Broadcasting Company, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Joan Tewkesbury.  Cinematography by Paul Lohmann.  Produced by Robert Altman.  Music by Arlene Barnett, Jonnie Barnett, Karen Black, Ronee Blakley, Gary Busey, Juan Grizzle, Allan F. Nicholls, Dave Peel, Joe Raposo.  Production Design by Robert M. Anderson.  Film Editing by Dennis M. Hill, Sidney Levin.   Robert Altman’s…

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