Save The Tiger (1973)

JOHN G. AVILDSEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1973.  Filmways Pictures, Cirandinha Productions, Jalem Productions.  Screenplay by Steve Shagan.  Cinematography by James Crabe.  Produced by Martin Ransohoff, Steve Shagan.  Music by Marvin Hamlisch.  Production Design by Jack T. Collis.  Costume Design by John A. Anderson.  Film Editing by David Bretherton.  Academy Awards 1973.  Golden Globe Awards 1973. Screenwriter Steve Shagan barely conceals his contempt…

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Cocoon

BBBB (out of 5) Lovely science-fiction story that also works as a charming family film, providing great roles for some of Hollywood’s veteran actors, including Jessica Tandy, Gwen Verdon and Don Ameche.  A group of seniors have no idea why the dips they take in the pool next to their old-age home give them such renewed…

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A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum

BBBB (out of 5) Stephen Sondheim’s fun musical play reaches the big screen with energy and comedy galore. It takes place in ancient Rome, where a monumentally lazy slave (Zero Mostel) desires to find a way in which to purchase his freedom and live only for himself. He discovers that the young master of his…

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