Farewell, My Lovely (1975)

DICK RICHARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1975. EK, ITC Films. Screenplay by David Zelag Goodman, based on the novel by Raymond Chandler. Cinematography by John A. Alonzo. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, George Pappas. Music by David Shire. Production Design by Dean Tavoularis. Costume Design by Sandy Berke Jordan, G. Tony Scarano. Film…

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Starcrash (1978)

LUIGI COZZI Bil’s rating (out of 5): 0.  USA, 1978.  Nat and Patrick Wachsberger Productions.  Screenplay by Luigi Cozzi, Nat Wachsberger, additional dialogue to R.A. Dillon.  Cinematography by Paul Beeson, Roberto D’Ettorre Piazzoli.  Produced by Nat Wachsberger, Patrick Wachsberger.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Aurelio Crugnola.  Film Editing by Sergio Montanari.  Bad Star…

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Nighthawks (1981)

BRUCE MALMUTH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.    USA, 1981.  Universal Pictures, Martin Poll Productions, The Production Company, Herb Nanas Productions, Layton Productions.  Story by David Shaber, Paul Sylbert, Screenplay by David Shaber.  Cinematography by James A. Contner.  Produced by Martin Poll.  Music by Keith Emerson.  Production Design by Peter S. Larkin.   Costume Design by Robert De Mora, John Falabella.  Film Editing…

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Eureka (1983)

NICOLAS ROEG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 1983.  JF Productions, Recorded Picture Company, Sunley Productions Ltd..  Screenplay by Paul Mayersberg, based on the book by Marshall Houts.  Cinematography by Alex Thomson.  Produced by Jeremy Thomas.  Music by Stanley Myers.  Production Design by Michael Seymour.  Costume Design by Marit Allen.  Film Editing by Tony Lawson. Gene Hackman is determined to find gold…

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The Ninth Configuration (1980)

WILLIAM PETER BLATTY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   USA, 1980.  Ninth Configuration.  Screenplay by William Peter Blatty, based on his novel Twinkle Twinkle Killer Kane.  Cinematography by Gerry Fisher.  Produced by William Peter Blatty.  Music by Barry De Vorzon.  Production Design by Bill Malley.  Costume Design by Tom Bronson.  Film Editing by Battle Davis, Tony de Zarraga, Peter Lee-Thompson, Roberto Silvi.   William…

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Winter Kills (1979)

WILLIAM RICHERT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1979.  Winter Gold Productions.  Screenplay by William Richert, based on the book by Richard Condon.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Fred C. Caruso, Daniel H. Blatt.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Robert F. Boyle.  Costume Design by Robert De Mora.  Film Editing by David Bretherton. Fictionalized expose of the JFK assassination would…

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Sorcerer (1977)

WILLIAM FRIEDKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1977.  Film Properties International N.V., Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Walon Green, based on the novel The Wages of Fear by Georges Arnaud.  Cinematography by Dick Bush, John M. Stephens.  Produced by William Friedkin.  Music by Tangerine Dream.  Production Design by John Box.  Costume Design by Anthony Powell.  Film Editing by Robert K. Lambert, Bud S….

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Monsignor (1982)

FRANK PERRY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 1982.  Frank Yablans Presentations.  Screenplay by Abraham Polonsky, Wendell Mayes, based on the novel by Jack-Alain Leger. Cinematography by Billy Williams.  Produced by David Niven Jr., Frank Yablans.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by John DeCuir Jr..  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by Peter E. Berger.   Failed attempt to get inside…

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Losin’ It (1983)

CURTIS HANSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Canada/USA, 1983.  Tiberius Film Productions, Tijuana Productions.  Story by Bill L. Norton, Bryan Gindoff, Screenplay by Bill L. Norton.  Cinematography by Gilbert Taylor.  Produced by Bryan Gindoff, Hannah Hempstead.  Music by Kenneth Wannberg.  Production Design by Robb Wilson King.  Costume Design by Joanna Palace.  Film Editing by Richard Halsey.   Familiar eighties silliness as four teenagers…

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National Lampoon’s Movie Madness (1982)

BOB GIRALDI, HENRY JAGLOM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.  USA, 1982.  Matty Simmons.  Screenplay by Tod Carroll, Shary Flenniken, Pat Mephitis, Gerald Sussman, Ellis Weiner.  Cinematography by Charles Correll, Tak Fujimoto.  Produced by Matty Simmons.  Music by Andy Stein.  Production Design by Alexander A. Mayer.  Costume Design by Nedra Rosemond-Watt.  Film Editing by James Coblentz, Bud S. Isaacs.   It’s really hard to imagine how this film could possibly…

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Cruising (1980)

WILLIAM FRIEDKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/West Germany, 1980.  CiP – Europaische Treuhand AG, Lorimar Film Entertainment.  Screenplay by William Friedkin, based on the novel by Gerald Walker.  Cinematography by James A. Contner.  Produced by Jerry Weintraub.  Music by Jack Nitzsche.  Production Design by Bruce Weintraub.  Costume Design by Robert De Mora.  Film Editing by Bud S. Smith.  Podcast:  Bad Gay Movies….

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The Godfather Part II (1974)

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1974.  Paramount Pictures, The Coppola Company.  Screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo, based on the novel The Godfather by Mario Puzo.  Cinematography by Gordon Willis.  Produced by Francis Ford Coppola.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Dean Tavoularis.  Costume Design by Theadora Van Runkle.  Film Editing by Barry Malkin, Richard Marks, Peter…

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