The Panic In Needle Park (1971)

JERRY SCHATZBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1971. Gadd Productions Corp., Didion-Dunne. Screenplay by Joan Didion, John Gregory Dunne, based on the book by James Mills. Cinematography by Adam Holender. Produced by Dominick Dunne. Production Design by Murray P. Stern. Costume Design by Jo Ynocencio. Film Editing by Evan A. Lottman. A film…

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The Legend of Black Charley (1972)

MARTIN GOLDMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: The Legend of Ni*ger Charley USA, 1972. Eaves Movie Ranch, Paramount Pictures. Story by James Bellah, Screenplay by Martin Goldman, Larry G. Spangler. Cinematography by Peter Eco. Produced by Larry G. Spangler. Music by John Bennings. Production Design by Merrill Sindler. Costume Design by Joseph…

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Chronic (2015)

MICHEL FRANCO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Mexico/France, 2015.  Lucia Films, Stromboli Films, Televisa Cine, Trebol Stone, Vamonos Films, Videocine.  Screenplay by Michel Franco.  Cinematography by Yves Cape.  Produced by Michel Franco, Gina Kwon, Gabriel Ripstein, Moises Zonana.  Production Design by Matt Luem.  Costume Design by Diaz.  Film Editing by Julio Perez IV.  Cannes Film Festival Awards 2015.  Independent Spirit Awards 2016. Tim…

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Fear City (1984)

ABEL FERRARA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1984.  Twentieth Century Fox, Zupnik-Curtis Enterprises, Rebecca Productions, Castle Hill Productions.  Screenplay by Nicholas St. John.  Cinematography by James Lemmo.  Produced by Bruce Cohn Curtis.  Music by Dick Halligan.  Production Design by Vincent M. Cresciman.  Costume Design by Linda M. Bass.  Film Editing by Jack W. Holmes, Anthony Redman.   Tom Berenger is terrific as…

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The Man From Elysian Fields (2001)

GEORGE HICKENLOOPER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2001.  CineSon Entertainment, Fireworks Pictures, Gold Circle Films, Pfilmco, Shoreline Entertainment, TVA International.  Screenplay by Phillip Jayson Lasker.  Cinematography by Kramer Morgenthau.  Produced by Andy Garcia, David Kronemeyer, Andrew Pfeffer, Donald Zuckerman.  Music by Anthony Marinelli. Production Design by Franckie Diago.  Costume Design by Matthew Jacobsen.  Film Editing by Michael Brown.   Andy Garcia plays a…

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Trial By Jury (1994)

HEYWOOD GOULD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1994.   Morgan Creek Entertainment.   Screenplay by Jordan Katz, Heywood Gould.   Cinematography by Frederick Elmes.   Produced by Mark Gordon, James G. Robinson.   Music by Terence Blanchard.   Production Design by David Chapman.   Costume Design by Mary Malin.   Film Editing by Joel Goodman, Thom Noble.    A year after…

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