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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Plymouth Adventure (1952)

CLARENCE BROWN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1952.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Helen Deutsch, based on the novel by Ernest Gebler.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.  Produced by Dore Schary.  Music by Miklos Rozsa.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Urie McCleary.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett.  Film Editing by Robert Kern.  Perhaps in 1952…

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Carousel (1956)

HENRY KING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1956.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Phoebe Ephron, Henry Ephron, adapted by Benjamin Glazer, based on the stage book by Oscar Hammerstein II, from the musical play Liliom by Ferenc Molnar.  Cinematography by Charles G. Clarke.  Produced by Henry Ephron.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Jack Martin Smith, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design…

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The Boys From Brazil (1978)

FRANKLIN J. SCHAFFNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1978.  Sir Lew Grade, Producers Circle, ITC Films.  Screenplay by Heywood Gould, based on the novel by Ira Levin.  Cinematography by Henri Decae.  Produced by Stanley O’Toole, Martin Richards.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Gil Parrondo.  Costume Design by Anthony Mendleson.  Film Editing by Robert Swink.  Academy Awards 1978.  Golden Globe Awards 1978. …

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Jagged Edge (1985)

RICHARD MARQUAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1985.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Delphi IV Productions.  Screenplay by Joe Eszterhas.  Cinematography by Matthew F. Leonetti.  Produced by Martin Ransohoff.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Gene Callahan.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Sean Barton, Conrad Buff IV.  Academy Awards 1985.   While this film doesn’t offer a murder mystery much different…

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Scaramouche (1952)

GEORGE SIDNEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1952.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Ronald Millar, George Froeschel, based on the novel by Rafael Sabatini.  Cinematography by Charles Rosher.  Produced by Carey Wilson.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Hans Peters.  Costume Design by Gile Steele.  Film Editing by James E. Newcom.   The famed swordsman (played by Stewart Granger) scampers around 18th-century…

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The Right Stuff (1983)

PHILIP KAUFMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1983.  The Ladd Company.  Screenplay by Philip Kaufman, based on the book by Tom Wolfe.  Cinematography by Caleb Deschanel.  Produced by Robert Chartoff, Irwin Winkler.  Music by Bill Conti.  Production Design by Geoffrey Kirkland.  Costume Design by James W. Tyson.  Film Editing by Glenn Farr, Lisa Fruchtman, Tom Rolf, Stephen A. Rotter, Douglas Stewart.  Academy…

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Airplane II: The Sequel

BBB.5 (out of 5) Some of the inspiration is gone, but the laughs are still there. This time, the aircraft in question is a space shuttle that is transporting passengers to the moon. Julie Hagerty is back on board, though she’s been promoted from stewardess to computer navigator, while Robert Hays has been put away in…

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The Day Of The Dolphin (1973)

MIKE NICHOLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1973.   AVCO Embassy Pictures.   Screenplay by Buck Henry, based on the novel Un Animal Doue de Raison by Robert Merle.   Cinematography by William A. Fraker.   Produced by Robert E. Relyea.   Music by Georges Delerue.   Production Design by Richard Sylbert.   Costume Design by Anthea Sylbert.   Film Editing by Sam…

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