Fun With Dick and Jane (1977)

TED KOTCHEFF Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1977. Columbia Pictures. Story by Gerald Gaiser, Screenplay by David Giler, Jerry Belson, Mordecai Richler. Cinematography by Fred J. Koenekamp. Produced by Peter Bart, Max Palevsky. Music by Ernest Gold. Production Design by James Hulsey. Costume Design by Donfeld. Film Editing by Danford B. Greene. George…

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The Chase (1966)

ARTHUR PENN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1966. Horizon Pictures. Screenplay by Lillian Hellman, based on the novel and play by Horton Foote. Cinematography by Joseph LaShelle. Produced by Sam Spiegel. Music by John Barry. Production Design by Richard Day. Costume Design by Donfeld. Film Editing by Gene Milford. A small, tightknit town…

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A Doll’s House (1973)

JOSEPH LOSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/France, 1973.  World Film Services.   Screenplay by David Mercer, Michael Meyer, based on the play by Henrik Ibsen.   Cinematography by Gerry Fisher.    Produced by Joseph Losey.  Music by Michel Legrand.   Production Design by Eileen Diss.   Costume Design by John Furniss.    Film Editing by Reginald…

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Walk On The Wild Side (1962)

EDWARD DMYTRYK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1962.  Famous Artists Productions.  Screenplay by John Fante, Edmund Morris, based on the novel by Nelson Algren.  Cinematography by Joseph MacDonald.   Produced by Charles K. Feldman.   Music by Elmer Bernstein.   Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Charles Le Maire.   Film Editing by Harry Gerstad. …

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Georgia Rule (2007)

GARRY MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5): B USA, 2007.  Morgan Creek Entertainment, Trust Me.  Screenplay by Mark Andrus.   Cinematography by Karl Walter Lindenlaub.   Produced by David Robinson, James G. Robinson.   Music by John Debney.   Production Design by Albert Brenner.   Costume Design by Gary Jones.   Film Editing by Bruce Green, Tara Timpone. Rebellious and irreverent,…

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Tall Story (1960)

JOSHUA LOGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.   USA, 1960.  Mansfield Productions.  Screenplay by Julius J. Epstein, based on the play by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, from the novel by Howard Nemerov.  Cinematography by Ellsworth Fredericks.  Produced by Joshua Logan.  Music by Cyril J. Mockridge.  Production Design by Jack Poplin.  Costume Design by Kay Nelson.  Film Editing by Philip W. Anderson. Jane…

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Book Club (2018)

BILL HOLDERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.   USA, 2018.  Apartment Story, June Pictures.  Screenplay by Bill Holderman, Erin Simms.  Cinematography by Andrew Dunn.  Produced by Andrew Duncan, Bill Holderman, Alex Saks, Erin Simms.  Music by Peter Nashel.  Production Design by Rachel O’Toole.  Costume Design by Shay Cunliffe.  Film Editing by Priscilla Nedd-Friendly.  Four Los Angeles women have stayed connected thanks to their…

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Our Souls At Night (2017)

RITESH BATRA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2017.  Netflix.  Screenplay by Kent Haruf, Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber.  Cinematography by Stephen Goldblatt.  Produced by Finola Dwyer, Robert Redford, Erin Simms.  Music by Elliot Goldenthal.  Production Design by Jane Ann Stewart.  Costume Design by Wendy Chuck.  Film Editing by John F. Lyons.  Jane Fonda plays a widow who visits her widower neighbour Robert…

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The Blue Bird (1976)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/Soviet Union, 1976.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Lenfilm Studio, Edward Lewis Productions, Sovinfilm, Tower International. Screenplay by Hugh Whitemore, Alfred Hayes, Aleksei Kapler, based on the play by Maurice Maeterlinck.  Cinematography by Jonas Gricius, Freddie Young.  Produced by Paul Maslansky, Harry N. Blum, Robert H. Greenberg.  Music by Irwin Kostal.  Production Design…

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Youth (2015)

PAOLO SORRENTINO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Italy/France/Switzerland/United Kingdom, 2015.  Indigo Film, Barbary Films, Pathe, France 2 Cinema, Number 9 Films, C-Films AG, Medusa Film, Film4, Canal+, Cine+, France Televisions, RSI-Radiotelevisione Svizzera, SRG SSR Idee Suisse, Téléclub, Mediaset Premium, Ministero per I Beni e le Attivita Culturali, Regione del Veneto, Regione Lazio, Bundesamt für Kultur,Fonds Eurimages…

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Cat Ballou (1965)

ELLIOT SILVERSTEIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1965.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Harold Hecht Productions.  Screenplay by Walter Newman, Frank Pierson, based on the novel by Ray Chanslor.  Cinematography by Jack A. Marta.  Produced by Harold Hecht.  Music by Frank De Vol.  Production Design by Malcolm Brown.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas.  Film Editing by Charles Nelson.  Academy Awards 1965.  Golden Globe Awards 1965.  National…

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Hurry Sundown (1967)

OTTO PREMINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1967.  Otto Preminger Films.  Screenplay by Horton Foote, Thomas C. Ryan, based on the novel by Bert Gilden, Katya Gilden.  Cinematography by Loyal Griggs, Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by Otto Preminger.  Music by Hugo Montenegro.  Production Design by Gene Callahan.  Costume Design by Estevez.  Film Editing by Tony de Zarraga, Louis R. Loeffler, James D. Wells.  Golden Globe…

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