Short Eyes (1977)

ROBERT M. YOUNG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1977.  Screenplay by Miguel Pinero, based on his play. Cinematography by Peter Sova. Produced by Lewis Harris, Robert M. Young. Music by Curtis Mayfield.  Production Design by Joe Babas. Costume Design by Paul Martino. Film Editing by Edward Beyer. Miguel Pineyro’s Tony-nominated play, based on his own experiences behind bars, is adapted to…

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Cruising

B (out of 5) Al Pacino plays a cop who goes undercover in the world of leather bars to catch a serial killer, at some point suffering a crisis of identity as he finds himself overwhelmed by the pervasive sexuality and violence he encounters.  Gay rights activists protested this thriller at every step of its…

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After Hours

BBBB (out of 5) Alice In Wonderland gets quite a curious interpretation in this wonderful comedy by Martin Scorsese. Griffin Dunne plays a straight-laced New York yuppie who ventures to SoHo late one night to meet up with a beautiful woman (Rosanna Arquette) he met earlier that day. After the evening takes a turn for the…

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