Short Eyes (1977)

ROBERT M. YOUNG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1977.  Screenplay by Miguel Pinero, based on his play. Cinematography by Peter Sova. Produced by Lewis Harris, Robert M. Young. Music by Curtis Mayfield.  Production Design by Joe Babas. Costume Design by Paul Martino. Film Editing by Edward Beyer. Miguel Pineyro’s Tony-nominated play, based on his own experiences behind bars, is adapted to…

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The Goodbye Girl

BBB (out of 5) Marsha Mason plays a single mother who moves into a new apartment only to find that the previous tenants (Richard Dreyfuss) refuses to move. Guess what happens after they’ve lived together for a while? I’m sure it was the romantic comedy of the season upon first release, but I’ve been taken for…

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Presumed Innocent

BBB.5 (out of 5) Harrison Ford plays a well-respected prosecutor (with a geeky buzz cut) whose girlfriend (Greta Scacchi) is viciously murdered shortly after he has seen her. The fact that he already has a wife (Bonnie Bedelia) spells very bad trouble for him, and he immediately becomes the prime suspect in the case. Raul Julia is…

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Speed

BBBBB (out of 5) Cinematographer Jan de Bont’s directorial debut is a fantastic action flick that grabs hold of you early and never lets you go. Keanu Reeves plays a SWAT Team member who has to save a whole grapple of lives when a psychotic madman (Dennis Hopper) announces that he has attached a bomb to…

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