American Hot Wax

BBB.5 (out of 5) Along with American Graffiti and The Hollywood Knights, this is a great film for people who want to hear hits of the fifties pumping out of a jukebox for two hours. It’s a loosely told biopic of popular radio DJ Alan Freed, the last of the great record spinners who made…

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Valentine’s Day

BB (out of 5) Garry Marshall spreads his penchant for empty-headed feelgood stories over a multitude of characters in this nearly unbearable romantic comedy that examines the lives of Los Angelinos on Valentine’s Day. Among them is a teenager (Emma Roberts) preparing to have sex with her boyfriend for the first time, a secretary (Anne…

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Take The Money And Run (1969)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1969.  Palomar Pictures International, Jack Rollins & Charles H. Joffe Productions, ABC Pictures.  Screenplay by Woody Allen, Mickey Rose.   Cinematography by Lester Shorr.   Produced by Charles H. Joffe.  Music by Marvin Hamlisch.  Production Design by Fred Harpman.  Film Editing by Paul Jordan, Ron Kalish.   Woody Allen‘s first film as director (not counting his…

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Broadway Danny Rose (1984)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1984.  Orion Pictures, Jack Rollins & Charles H. Joffe Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Gordon Willis.  Produced by Robert Greenhut.  Production Design by Mel Bourne.  Costume Design by Jeffrey Kurland.  Film Editing by Susan E. Morse.  Academy Awards 1984.  Golden Globe Awards 1984.   This wonderful comedy by Woody Allen finds the great director smack dab…

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