For Love Or Money

BBB.5 (out of 5) Michael J. Fox is irresistible as a world-class hotel concierge who does all manner of favours for the wealthy clients who live in his establishment. He happily kowtows to all whims and desires because his services become big tips, which in turn become his savings for his ultimate dream: a luxury resort … More For Love Or Money

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Unzipped

BBB.5 (out of 5) Everything that Robert Altman’s Ready To Wear/Pret-A-Porter missed out on in its insider’s look at the fashion industry is made up for in this documentary that follows a year in the life of designer Isaac Mizrahi.  We watch as Mizrahi, a natural born star if ever there was one, overcomes all … More Unzipped

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Fame (1980)

ALAN PARKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1980.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Christopher Gore.  Cinematography by Michael Seresin.  Produced by David De Silva, Alan Marshall.  Music by Michael Gore.  Production Design by Geoffrey Kirkland.  Costume Design by Kristi Zea.  Film Editing by Gerry Hambling.  Academy Awards 1980.  Golden Globe Awards 1980.   Four years in the life of students at a New York performing … More Fame (1980)

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Hollywood Ending (2002)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2002.  DreamWorks, Gravier Productions, Perdido Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Wedigo von Schultzendorff.  Produced by Letty Aronson.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Melissa Toth.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter. A has-been, hypochondriac filmmaker (Woody Allen) is given the opportunity of a lifetime when his producer ex-wife (Téa Leoni) throws a giant, … More Hollywood Ending (2002)

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Small Time Crooks (2000)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2000.  DreamWorks, Sweetland Films.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Fei Zhao.  Produced by Jean Doumanian.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Suzanne McCabe.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter.  Golden Globe Awards 2000.   Tracey Ullman is magnificent as Woody Allen‘s exasperated wife, who starts a cookie business as a front for her husband’s plans for … More Small Time Crooks (2000)

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Celebrity (1998)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1998.  Sweetland Films, Magnolia Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced by Jean Doumanian.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Suzy Benzinger.  Film Editing by Susan E. Morse.   Woody Allen has made a shallow film about shallow people, but hopefully the parade of famous faces who traverse the screen will … More Celebrity (1998)

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