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 … More Save The Tiger (1973)

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Sextette

BB (out of 5) Always the one to make a lasting impression, Mae West made one final film as writer and star before her death two years later. In her usual tongue in cheek style, she plays the boy-crazy centre of attention who has just married luscious young Timothy Dalton and can’t wait to get him into … More Sextette

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Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment

B (out of 5) More stupidity, care of the most inept police officers in the world. Now that they’ve graduated from the Academy, the bumbling fools from the original Police Academy have been recruited to Los Angeles to clean up the town with the highest crime rate around. Targeting a gang of graffiti-artist criminals, the … More Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment

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The China Syndrome

BBBBB (out of 5) One of the best political films ever made, with a message that rings out clear and true even now. Jane Fonda plays a reporter who does birthday announcements and zoo reports for her employing news station, then has her career go into complete reversal when she is sent on a routine assignment … More The China Syndrome

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The Karate Kid Part II (1986)

JOHN G. AVILDSEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1986.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Delphi V Productions.  Screenplay by Robert Mark Kamen.  Cinematography by James Crabe.  Produced by Jerry Weintraub.  Music by Bill Conti.  Production Design by William J. Cassidy.  Costume Design by Mary Malin.  Film Editing by John G. Avildsen, David Garfield, Jane Kurson.  Academy Awards 1986.  Golden Globe Awards 1986.   Taking up exactly … More The Karate Kid Part II (1986)

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The Karate Kid

JOHN G. AVILDSEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1984.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Delphi II Productions.  Screenplay by Robert Mark Kamen, based on his characters.  Cinematography by James Crabe.  Produced by Jerry Weintraub.  Music by Bill Conti.  Production Design by William J. Cassidy.  Costume Design by Richard Bruno, Aida Swinson.  Film Editing by John G. Avildsen, Walt Mulconery, Bud S. Smith.  Academy Awards … More The Karate Kid

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